Accident compensation claims


Accidents are an unfortunate occurrence in life. They can cause immediate pain and distress and have longer-term physical, emotional and financial consequences. If you have been affected by an accident, you may wish to consider making an accident compensation claim.

If someone else was, at least in part, responsible for your injury then you have a possible accident compensation claim. Most compensation claims are made for accidents resulting from negligence. The law says that certain categories of people have a duty of care towards other people to avoid injury to them or their property. A person is negligent if they breach this duty by failing to exercise ordinary care to avoid injury to other persons or their property. This may be either from something that person did, or something they failed to do. If you suffered harm or loss as a result of this you may have an accident compensation claim.

Some common types of accidents which you may be able to claim compensation for are:

  • Motor accidents
  • Accidents at work
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Accidents in the home
  • Medical accidents

There are many more types of accidents that may be able to be compensated for. If you would like some advice about whether you may have a compensation claim for an accident, you can speak to one of our specialist accident compensation solicitors.

If you are successful in bringing a case for compensation, the amount of compensation awarded varies from claim to claim, even for similar injuries, depending on various factors. Your individual circumstances will be taken into account.

Your compensation could cover damage such as physical injuries, pain, suffering and loss of amenity, and possibly psychological injury. You may also receive compensation for financial losses and expenses caused by the accident, such as lost earnings, costs of medical treatment, and damage to property. Future suffering, such as for activities that you can no longer do, and loss of future earnings, may also be covered by the compensation.

If you would like to obtain legal advice on an accident compensation claim, then Caven can put you in touch with a local accident compensation solicitor free of charge. So if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local accident compensation solicitors please call us at 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.

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