Information about personal injury compensation claims in South Holland
Do you believe that you can make one of the personal injury compensation claims in South Holland? Perhaps you need expert help and legal advice to make your claim. If you do, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now on one of our freephone numbers given below.
Personal injury compensation claims
In order to make a personal injury compensation claim, you have to be able to prove two important points.
- You were not responsible for your accident.
- Another person caused your accident because of negligence or recklessness.
If you are able to prove these two things, you may be able to file one of the personal injury compensation claims in South Holland.
Naturally after being injured in any accident, you should have medical treatment as soon as you can. Your medical records are required if you decide to pursue a claim. They detail your injuries and are used to calculate how much compensation you might receive for your pain, distress and suffering. However, this would just be a part of the compensation you could receive in settlement of your claim.
If you were injured in a road traffic accident, the police accident report is also needed. This will help prove that you were not to blame for your accident.
Compensation for your injuries
If your claim is successful you could receive special and general damages. General damages are awarded for the discomfort and suffering your injuries caused you. Loss of amenity is also compensated for in this category. If you cannot do a hobby or sport, for example, that you enjoyed doing before your accident, then you can be compensated for this.
Special damages are for things like loss of earnings, both past and future, and are given to reimburse people for expenses solely incurred because of their injuries. Special damages cover things like medical expenses (prescription charges and so on), medical care and treatment, again both past and future.
If your home needs modifications because of your new needs, then special damages cover the cost of these.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline for more information
You can call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers, or send us the text, “claim 365” to 88010.
If you text us, we will call you as soon as we can to find out how we can help you.
If you call us but no one is able to answer your call, leave us a message. Don’t hang up. We will call you back as quickly as we can.
To call from a landline, dial 0800 689 0500, or if you prefer to call from a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993.
Why not contact us now for expert legal advice about your potential claim?
Date Published: 29th May 2015
Author: David Brown