The term personal injury first arose in the legal arena. It is used to describe an injury to the body, with an impact on the life of the victim. A personal injury incident arises when it is believed that the injury obtained may have been caused by a company, or even an individual’s negligence, which resulted in an accident involving the victim. This can include trips and slips, industrial and work accidents due to faulty equipment or lack of training, road traffic accidents, medical negligence, and faulty products.
For those who have been involved in an accident, a personal injury incident offers them a way to receive monetary compensation that is in relation to their injury and circumstances. There are two ways in which the victim might be awarded this money: in a settlement (this is outside of the court procedure and is an agreement between the two parties), or if an agreement cannot be made the claim will be sent to court, where a judgement is made.
Making a claim following a personal injury incident
The amount awarded, should a settlement be reached or a favourable decision towards the victim made, will comprise a certain set of considerations. One is an amount deemed appropriate for the un-measurable aspects of the injury, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress. The claim amount will also recompense medical expenses, loss of earnings and, if the accident involved property, the damage that was inflicted on this.
Serious injuries generally receive a higher amount of compensation, whereas a more short term, minor injury will attract a lower compensation amount.
So, what if the claimant is you? Say you were involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault and that left you with an injury; would you know where to go for help? One place that you can come for the very best advice and service is Accident Advice Helpline. For over 15 years, we have been dealing with cases just like the one that you need to make.
All you need to do to get yourself on the path of making a claim is to contact us. You can either call our expert team of advisors or visit our website and take the 30-second test. This easy-to-complete question-led test will let you know whether or not you have the right set of circumstances to make a personal injury incident. Once your personal injury case has been agreed, you will be passed to one of our 200 solicitors who will be there throughout the process, fighting for the compensation that you deserve.
What could be simpler than that? All we ask is that the accident was within the last three years, that you were not at fault and that you are willing to attend at least one medical appointment in order to review your injuries. If you can tick these boxes, you can tick ours! Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to get started on making your compensation claim.
Date Published: 16th May 2013
Author: David Brown