A public transport accident in Somerset could have a serious effect on your life, and one of the most significant could be being unable to work. Not being able to go to work could have a number of consequences which will affect you financially. Read about the financial consequences of your accident and what you can do to claim compensation for your injuries below.
Financial consequences of a personal injury
If you are involved in an accident that led to personal injuries, the following could be some of the ways which have an effect on your finances:
Some of the costs associated with injuries include medical expenses such as prescription costs and additional treatment fees if for example you wanted to boost your recovery or needed treatments which aren’t offered by the NHS.
Travelling between appointments, using taxis to get around (if your accident leaves you unable to drive) and other costs can start to build up after an accident. Not being able to drive could mean that you lose some of your independence too.
Loss of earnings
Should your accident leave you unable to work, you may find that your sick pay is significantly less than your monthly salary. Not all employers pay sick pay, and some only offer statutory sick pay which may not stretch as far as you need it to. Being without your pay could mean that you are unable to pay your mortgage or rent, pay your bills and even end up in debt.
Make a claim for a public transport accident in Somerset
If you find yourself in financial difficulty because of your accident, you may wish to seek compensation for your injuries, and this is where Accident Advice Helpline could help you. We have been around since 2000 and have been helping people from all over the UK, including Somerset, claim the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
Supported by Dame Esther Rantzen and offering a 100% no win, no fee policy, we work to provide fair compensation for our clients who have been forced out of pocket as a result of their injuries. We have a 24/7 advice line which can be reached on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from mobiles) and our friendly, professional team will be more than happy to provide you with information regarding your options.
In order to make a claim for compensation, you will firstly need to find out if you are eligible. This can be done quickly and easily on the Accident Advice Helpline website using our online 30-second test. Try it now and see if you could be eligible to make a claim today with Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: 6th July 2015
Author: David Brown