Nearly everyone knows someone who has made a personal injury claim. Many people may have already made them, but for those who haven’t and are currently looking for a personal injury lawyer in Addington with whom to place their claim, there are a few things about personal injury claims that are worth knowing.
What is meant by the term ‘personal injury claim?’
Personal injury is a term that is used to describe any type of injury which has been caused to your body, whether from an accident at work, a motoring accident, or a trip, slip or fall. These are just a few types of injuries, as of course accidents occur in many different ways. The term is also used to describe any illnesses or injuries resulting from clinical negligence, or from workplace or industrial incidents that affect the victim’s health.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a personal injury claim yourself. To do this, you may be looking for the services of a personal injury lawyer in Addington, which may not have too wide a choice. However, there are national alternatives available to you.
What could I achieve by making a claim through a personal injury lawyer in Addington?
Victims of personal injury often have different reasons for wanting to make a personal injury claim. The main reason is usually to claim monetary compensation for the pain and suffering they have gone as a result of their accident. Often, compensation can also be recovered to reimburse any expenses connected to the personal injury, such as lost earnings while the injured person is off sick, or medical expenses.
Another common reason that convinces people to make a compensation claim is to obtain a sense of justice, be it for themselves or for someone close to them. A judge finding in the injured person’s favour, or obtaining an admission of liability from the person at fault can sometimes make all the difference to the injured person or their family, who then feel able to move on with the rest of their lives.
Some people who have suffered a personal injury make their claim as an attempt to change procedures, so that others won’t be injured in the same way in the future.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now
If you feel that you would benefit from making a compensation claim, then you need to get advice before you begin. Accident Advice Helpline have been assisting people to make compensation claims for over 15 years and have a large in-house team of specialist lawyers, all of whom work on a no win no fee basis.
You can contact us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the call will place you under no obligation.
If you have any questions you want answered about compensation claims, call us today.
Date Published: 11th March 2014
Author: David Brown