When someone is injured in an accident, particularly if it was not their own fault, it can be very traumatic. Sometimes, lives are changed because of the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of someone else, and this is unfair. There is nothing that can undo the damage that has been done, but making a South Lanarkshire accident claim for compensation can make the injuries a little easier to cope with.
Compensation for a South Lanarkshire accident claim
There are two main types of compensation, general compensation and special compensation.
General compensation is meant to pay you for the pain and suffering you have been forced to endure, as well as for the way the injuries have affected your life. This is higher for more severe injuries, but can still vary quite a bit between victims. Every accident, injury and claim is different and victims with similar injuries will have had their lives changed in different ways.
Special compensation is to cover any costs and losses caused by the accident. This can very quickly mount up to a lot of money, and cause serious financial problems for the victim and their family. This can be made worse if the victim is the main breadwinner of the family, and now they need time of work. Any loss of income, whether for now or for the future, can be calculated for as part of the special compensation for a South Lanarkshire accident claim.
Special compensation can only be claimed if the general compensation claim is successful.
Qualifying for a South Lanarkshire accident claim
If you want to make an accident claim anywhere in the you, your situation has to comply with the following:
- You must have been injured in an accident that was the fault of someone else
- You must have suffered a personal injury in the accident
- Your injury must have needed medical attention
- The accident should have happened within the last three years
It does not matter what type of accident you were in or what injuries you suffered, if the above applies to you, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today.
Getting help from Accident Advice Helpline
You can get all the help you need for your claim from Accident Advice Helpline. We have been assisting with successful claims for over 16 years’ and are here to help you with yours.
For no-obligation, free claims advice speak to our friendly advisors today. If you are using a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile call us on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 14th December 2014