No one wants to suffer an injury from an accident, but unfortunately they do happen. The person that is the recipient of an accident-related injury may be entitled to compensation provided that they were not at fault and it was caused by another’s negligence. A claim should only be made where the injuries resulting from the accidents have resulted in pain or financial loss - personal injury claims are not a windfall but rather an attempt to put the recipient back in the position they would have been in had the accident not occurred. Thus accident-related injury compensation will not be paid out for a near miss or minor injuries that have no impact on your life.
In order to be successful in your claim you will need to provide evidence from a medical professional such as a GP and engage a personal injury solicitor to act on your behalf. Injuries can be the result of a road accident, medical negligence, an injury at work or an industrial disease, particularly as these types of incidents can leave you with emotional trauma, pain, loss of income, mental scarring etc.
The amount of compensation that can be claimed is determined by the extent of the injury and this may vary as injuries can impact different people’s lives in different ways. Most solicitors work on a ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis, also known as a conditional-fee agreement, meaning that you will not bear any solicitor’s expenses as the costs are generally recovered from the other side. However, your solicitor will explain to you in greater detail how this process works.
If you would like to obtain legal advice on accident injuries then Caven can put you in touch with a local specialist accident solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local accident solicitors please call us at 0800 1777 167 or complete the web-form above.