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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Personal injury lawyer in South Petherton


    Contrary to what some people may believe, being injured in an accident is not an opportunity to make a profit. Claiming for compensation is to recover costs and expenses, and also help you recover financially. If you are not sure how much compensation you could be entitled to receive, call our personal injury lawyers, who will be able to give you free legal help.

    There are many factors which have to be taken into consideration before determining the compensation amount.

    Costs and expenses

    Your financial situation will most certainly get worse after you suffer an injury in an accident which was caused by someone else. Therefore, you will need to recover these costs and expenses and get the right medical treatment. Here are things you should consider when calculating the size of your compensation:

    • Medical bills and prescription costs – these are probably the first things you will pay for after being injured;
    • Physiotherapy – it is not always necessary, but make sure you add it to the amount of your compensation if you need it; and
    • Damaged equipment – if you have been injured while riding a motorcycle, for example, your safety gear will need to be replaced. Your motorcycle will also have to be repaired or replaced, so make sure you don’t forget these expenses.

    Loss of earnings

    Some accidents can leave you with a serious injury, which might prevent you from going to work. This will may well result in loss of earnings or potential for overtime. You will have to calculate and prove how much time you were unable to work because of your injuries and include it in your claim for compensation.

    If you are not sure how to calculate your losses, you can call a personal injury lawyer who will be able to talk you through the process.

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    Emotional damages

    Emotional damages can be a little tougher to calculate, but can also be included in your claim for compensation. This is just as important as the other factors and should not be overlooked. The best way to be completely sure how much you can ask for when starting a claim for compensation is to call our personal injury lawyers. Our personal injury lawyers have many years of experience with these cases and can quickly (and more importantly, accurately) calculate the amount you should receive. If an insurance company wants to give you cash to avoid going to court, you should make sure you call a lawyer.

    The amount of compensation is usually calculated by professionals, but you can help your lawyer by presenting him with a full list of your expenses and lost earnings.

    Looking for a personal injury lawyer in South Petherton?

    We do not have a personal injury lawyer in South Petherton working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in South Petherton or anyway make us your first point of call.

    For free advice, text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and you will be contacted by a professional. You can also reach Accident Advice Helpline 24/7 on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or 0800 689 0500 if you’d prefer to call from a landline.

    Date Published: 27th May 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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