Accident Lawyers

 

Accidents are an unfortunate occurrence in life. The injuries they cause can restrict our ability to do the things we normally do, and diminish our enjoyment of life. That is on top of the pain, discomfort and stress they cause, not to mention the financial costs, both immediately and into the future. However, there are ways in which this burden can be eased. Accident lawyers can work with you to help you to recover compensation for the damage caused by an accident.

Making a claim for compensation

If someone else was, at least in part, responsible for your injury then you have a possible claim for compensation. For somebody else to be responsible for your injury certain elements must be present. Whilst different categories of liability exist, 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. For example, special duties are imposed on people such as employers, councils, drivers, and business owners. A person is negligent if he breaches 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 a claim for compensation.
Accident lawyers can look at the circumstances of your accident to determine whether you may have a claim. 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 lawyers who will be able to help you with this.

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

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

These categories are not exhaustive. What is important is whether it is possible to attribute the fault to somebody else. Accident lawyers can talk to you about your situation to determine whether the elements of a compensation claim can be made.

What can be compensated?
You may be able to receive compensation for 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. For both physical and financial costs, compensation may also be awarded for how you are likely to suffer in the future, such as for activities that you can no longer do, and loss of future earnings.

The actual amount you may receive in compensation varies greatly from case to case. Accident lawyers can look at both statistics and at your individual circumstances to estimate how much they think you might be able to claim.

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

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