Why you might want to make a personal injury claim
If you have been injured in an accident of which you were a blameless victim, then you may be able to make an injury claim using a personal injury lawyer in Queensway to help you. You would be entitled to make a injury compensation claim if:
- You sustained injuries which needed medical attention;
- The accident took place within the last three years;
- The accident was not your fault;
The different types of accidents that a personal injury lawyer in Queensway will cover
There are no accidents that a personal injury lawyer in Queensway will refuse to cover in an injury claim, but some of the ones we see more often include:
- Medical negligence;
- Holiday accidents;
- Work-related accidents;
- Food poisoning;
- Slips, trips and falls;
- Road traffic accidents;
- Accidents in schools, colleges and universities;
- Criminal injuries; and
- Industrial illnesses and diseases.
The injuries that a personal injury claim will cover
All injuries come with the scope of personal injury claims, including but not limited to:
- Head and brain injuries;
- Facial injuries;
- Soft tissue injuries such as whiplash;
- Eye injuries;
- Joint damage;
- Road rash;
- Biker’s arm;
- Burns and scalds; and
- Back and spinal injuries.
How the compensation is decided
Your compensation amount will be awarded to cover the pain, suffering, anxiety and stress you have endured as a result of your accident. Also, the impact the injuries have had on your life will need to be accounted for, as well as other items such as:
- Extra medical expenses;
- Travel costs;
- Care costs;
- Any other cost or loss that is a direct result of the accident; and
- Loss of earnings.
Whatever you want to include in your claim has to be proved, so keep receipts for every expense you have that is over and above normal and caused as a result of the accident.
Making your claim
When you feel ready to make your claim — which might be a little while after the accident, once the trauma has subsided a bit — you should contact Accident Advice Helpline.
The first port of call might be our website, which is full of information about making a claim and has a 30-second claims calculator. This will let you know if you qualify to make a claim and give you an estimate of the amount you could be awarded if successful.
Then, you could call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123. Highly trained advisors who are helpful and friendly man this helpline. After discussing your experience with you, they will let you make the decision as to whether to pursue the claim or not, without any pressure from us.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown