If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you are entitled to make a claim for your pain, suffering and out-of-pocket expenses. This is payable to you in the form of a personal injury compensation provision. A solicitor or personal injury lawyer can work on your behalf to obtain the best possible payment for you, following an injury that was caused by someone else.
This means that if you were involved in an accident that was not your fault then you should make a claim for compensation. You have a legal right to do this and should not feel embarrassed in any way.
What type of personal injury compensation provision will I get?
This depends on your injury and the effect it has had on you. If your injury has left you with long-term difficulties then you can expect a greater payout. There are industry “norms” for certain injuries such as whiplash, but even these will vary depending on the individual.
Do I only get awarded for my injuries?
The answer to that is no. Your award will also include any lost earnings you may have suffered and any expenses that have arisen as a result. Personal injury compensation provision can run into the thousands, depending on the severity of the injury and the current position of the claimant.
The most crucial thing about any personal injury award is to get the right help from the start and to make sure that your claim is within current legal guidelines. To be allowed into a claims court in the first place your accident must satisfy these requirements:
- Happened in the last three years
- Not have been your own fault (a third party was involved)
- Your injury was a direct result of the accident itself, and you needed medical attention
There are always cases that are allowed into court outside these guidelines, such as industrial diseases that have developed over a long period of time.
To be correctly advised on your own case you need to employ a personal injury lawyer who can guide you through the complications of claiming personal injury compensation provision.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping individuals make a successful claim for for over fifteen years. We are a legal firm with lawyers all working for their clients on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
In the first instance, we offer no-obligation advice via our free helpline number on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. So you have nothing to lose by giving us a call.
We have the backing of Dame Esther Rantzen, who has long been a campaigner for consumer rights in the United Kingdom. Dame Esther is always proud to recommend our services for anyone needing help with a personal injury claim.
Category: Personal injury claims