Some people can be put off from making a claim for compensation after they have been injured in an accident because it can seem like profiting from an unfortunate event. Of course this is not the case at all. The law is there to protect people from the after effects of accidents that they did not cause, whether that be whiplash from a car accident in Ebbw Vale or a broken bone from a slip. If you did not cause your accident and were injured (and therefore inconvenienced) as a result then why wouldn’t you seek the compensation you are legally entitled to?
Reasons to seek compensation after whiplash from a car accident in Ebbw Vale
Everyone who does make a claim for compensation will have different reasons for doing so. They may simply want to find justice for what happened to them and making a legal claim against the liable third party is one way to make sure that they are held accountable.
In turn this can help to ensure that a similar accident is unlikely to happen again in the future to someone else. If the person responsible is forced to take responsibility then they are more likely to think about the consequences of their actions in the future, and behave differently to avoid the same thing happening again.
Other people seek compensation because they have been left at a disadvantage or inconvenience as a result of their accident and injuries. No matter what the injury there is a chance that you will need to take time off from work to help with your recover process. This time off may not be paid, or could be paid at a significantly reduced rate. This means that for some time you may struggle to pay your bills, or find that on top of worrying about your recovery you are worrying about your bank balance.
Although it can take a while for compensation to be awarded (it does not happen overnight) knowing that money will ultimately be given to you as part of a claim can make a huge difference to your going forwards. It can even help with finding closure for the accident itself.
Find out more with Accident Advice Helpline
To find out whether the team at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim for compensation you can simply give us a call today. Phone 0800 689 0500 from a landline to speak to one of our advisers, or even call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We can provide you with free, no obligation advice straight away.
Date Published: 21st July 2015
Author: David Brown