Something’s seriously wrong. You can’t move. One minute you were at the top of the auditorium stairs in the cinema, elated about seeing the latest blockbuster release, the next you’re at the bottom of the steps with people standing all around looking down at you. You’re confused and frightened because you can’t feel anything in your limbs.
In a few terrible moments your life has changed – and it was all due to a loose carpet tile at the top of the stairway. As you’re rushed to hospital in the back of an ambulance, all you get is a buzzing in your head. You can’t speak and are confused as to what the medics are saying to you. But in your mind you know that all is not good.
Trips and falls, bangs on the head and having objects fall on you, can happen almost anywhere and at any time, at work or at leisure. Such events can cause serious injuries however stupid the cause, and inevitably lead to medical care and very necessary treatment claim compensation. If you’ve been the victim of an accident which wasn’t your fault, do make contact with Accident Advice Helpline.
If your injuries prevent you from doing so yourself then get a family member or friend to call on your behalf. Its costs nothing and one of our friendly advisers will provide a quick 30-second test to see if you have the prerequisites for treatment claim compensation. There are no legal costs involved at the outset.
Medical care, particularly of the specialist kind for specific injury types, can be expensive and is not readily available from the NHS in these cost-cutting times. A no-win, no-fee injury lawyer from our inhouse team will use his experience and professionalism in trying to secure the best deal possible in your treatment claim. The good news lies with a code of practice employed in the system in recent years to help victims receive the treatment they need, speedily and effectively. Once upon a time badly injured claimant’s had an agonising wait for a potential ‘lump sum’ payout at the end of a lengthy litigation process.
However, since a special Rehabilitation Code of Practice was established between lawyers and insurers in 1999, there have been nearly half a million claimants who have received prompt treatment. The Code has allowed fast-tracking of funding for medical treatment for victims, who may otherwise have suffered through not being able to pay for treatment themselves before any claim was settled.
Fractures and mood swings
The type of injuries which are eligible under the Code for a treatment claim can range from simple fractures and mood swings to traumatic brain and spinal cord damage. Back and whiplash injuries are also relevant to such claims. It is only right that someone suffering injury and needing medical treatment because of an accident that was not his fault should have the benefit of immediate care costs met by this agreement, by the plaintiff’s insurers.
Settlement out of court
It’s only usually where the latter flatly deny their client’s liability that problems occur. They do have the right to say ‘no’ to such funding, but in the case of the person falling down the cinema stairs due to a faulty floor tile, the defending party would not hesitate to agree and would also likely want to make settlement out of court to avoid adverse publicity.
Call now for more advice on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 25th February 2013