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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

    Torridge accident


    Why you should claim compensation for your Torridge accident

    There are many reasons why someone may choose not to claim compensation following their accident. In this article we offer some reassurance to enable you to make a balanced decision about whether or not to claim.

    These things happen

    Accidents do happen; to me they happen on an hourly basis! But if you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, and that accident caused you genuine pain, stress and financial difficulties then you have every right to seek compensation.

    And something that is well worth bearing in mind, is that sometimes accidents don’t need to have happened; holding a person, company or council to account for the trouble they have caused through their negligence makes our world that tiny bit safer to live in – it makes us more careful drivers, gets roads and paving fixed and gets employers to read those health and safety rules, preventing further accidents.

    ‘The stress of it all’

    Taking on a lawsuit is never something that should be done lightly, but personal injury lawsuits aren’t that stressful because most are fought under no win no fee* contracts.

    The no win no fee* system means that solicitors have to be honest about the chances of a claim being successful, and work hard to ensure that it is, else they don’t get paid. ‘No win no fee*’ also means that there is no need to worry about finding the money to pay the legal fees.

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    If you use an injury lawyer who works under a no win no fee* contract, claiming compensation is fairly straightforward, and the money you get will ease any financial pressures which are stressful!

    Embarrassment

    This is often the case when accidents cause psychological illnesses, such as stress, anxiety or depression. Just because you can’t see evidence of an injury doesn’t mean that it’s not there, and psychological illness can have a devastating effect on people’s lives. Thankfully there is a lot less stigma about psychological illness than there used to be, and many people have no qualms about facing their demon, dealing with it and getting on with their life. So please don’t be embarrassed about claiming for the mental effects of your Torridge accident.

    Guilt

    You may not want to claim compensation for your Torridge accident because you are afraid it might put a small business out of, well, business. Businesses have to have public liability insurance; this insurance pays your claim – that is what business owners pay their insurance premiums for. By claiming compensation you are not asking a business owner to put their hard-working hand in their till!

    We hope this article helps you come to the right decision about claiming compensation for your Torridge accident; for any more information please call our twenty four hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if calling from a mobile. All calls are kept confidential.

    Date Published: 13th July 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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.