Bledington is a traditional Cotswold village, complete with a pub on the village green where a Victorian maypole still stands. It has won a number of awards for best villages, and has a vibrant community life, although it only has around four hundred residents. There are also some resident ducks which live around the brook, and passing motorists are warned of the possibility of ‘ducks crossing’. There aren’t any solicitors in Bledington that could help you to file a personal injury compensation claim if you swerved to avoid a duck and hit a vehicle coming from the other direction.
Why would I need solicitors in Bledington?
Solicitors in Bledington or elsewhere can be useful for a number of reasons, as they can mediate in various disputes, help you write your will, sort out deeds to property and so on. However, if you were injured in an accident which you can prove, with the help of a firm of solicitors in Bledington or elsewhere, was absolutely not your fault, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim fir your injuries. Solicitors in Bledington (just to use as an example), could also, if there were any, help you build a case to prove that an illness you contracted was the result of another person’s negligence.
What does compensation cover?
There are two types of compensation, special and general damages. Special damages are for the financial losses you have incurred because of your injuries, and these could be loss of earnings, medical expenses, taxi fares to and from a GPs surgery or hospital, damage to personal property and so on. If you were injured in a car accident and your car needed repairs, you could be compensated for car hire too. You should keep all your receipts as proof of purchase.
General damages are for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injuries and loss of amenity, or loss of quality of life. For example if you really enjoyed doing something before your accident, perhaps mountain-climbing, and you could no longer do it because of your injuries, you could be compensated for this loss.
No one can accurately predict exactly how much you may receive in compensation, because everyone’s circumstances are different. However, as a rule of thumb, the more severe your injuries, the more you would receive in compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any doubts about your potential personal injury compensation claim and need expert legal advice, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 (use this number to call from landlines too), or 0333 500 0993 for mobile phones. Why not call now and find out how we may be able to help you with your potential claim?
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown