A personal injury can occur at any time in any environment, but that doesn’t mean that should the worse happen it should have a detrimental impact on your life whether physically, mentally or financially.
A personal injury refers to a physical injury or illness, as well as mental illness caused by the negligence of another. It doesn’t matter where the accident occurred, if it wasn’t your fault then it could result in you receiving some form of compensation for your injury or illness.
Who can make a claim?
The simple answer is, anyone who has suffered an injury that wasn’t their fault, whether it was a road collision, or it occurred in the work place. If you have suffered as a result, you are entitled to make a claim.
What can I claim personal injury for?
You can claim personal injury for anything that causes pain and suffering, loss of earnings and future loss of earnings, as well as potentially other expenses such as damage to clothing or personal effects, travel costs and more.
What are the types of claims?
The most common types of personal injury claim are:
Accident at work claims– Under the employees rights legislation, your employer has a legal duty to ensure you are kept safe from an accident, injury or illness whilst in the workplace. If this is not the case, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation against your employer.
Road accident claims– If you are involved in a road accident that wasn’t your fault, you can claim against the driver who caused the accident and recover your losses for the damage to the car.
Medical negligence– There are occasions when things go wrong in a medical environment despite the high standards set. In the unlikely event of something going wrong and you are left with an injury or condition you will be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
How do I make a claim?
It’s important that once you’ve decided to make a claim, it is made as soon as possible- if you’re not well enough to report your claim because of your injuries then make sure somebody else does it for you.
Appoint a legal representative that specialises in no win no fee personal injuries claims- because you only pay if your claim is successful this added bit of reassurance can help during what is undoubtedly a difficult period.
Start collecting evidence such as witness statements and medical evidence and ensure that details are written down at the time of the incident which can be reviewed at a later date.
Regardless of how major or minor your personal injury, it’s important to know you aren’t alone and there are people out there who can help you and your loved ones through this difficult time both emotionally, physically and financially.