Pursuing a compensation claim if you’ve been injured in an accident

It is estimated that we will suffer at least one accident in our lifetime. When they do occur we can be taken by surprise with both by the physical trauma, and the financial aftermath if the injury has resulted in an inability to work for a period of time. Or worse still, unable to work indefinitely.

Fortunately, personal injury solicitors can pursue an injury compensation claim on your behalf if someone else was to blame for the accident. You can make a personal injury compensation claim for a wide variety of accident types including:

·      Road traffic accidents

·      Clinical / medical negligence

·      Accidents at work

·      Slip, trips or falls

·      Industrial disease

·      Serious, catastrophic or fatal injuries

Personal injury solicitors can make a case against the person or establishment that was at fault. Injury cases are dealt with on a no win no fee basis which means you receive 100% of the compensation, and will not have to pay a single penny.

Once you get in touch with your injury lawyer they will first access the severity and the circumstances surrounding your injury. They will be able to tell you if they think your claim will be successful in as little as 10 minutes on most occasions. Once the claim has been assessed an agent will come to visit you at your convenience to go through the paperwork, which you will then have to sign. Further information such as a medical prognosis and photographs of your injury, and where the accident occurred, can help speed up your claim. Your solicitor will mention this, and if needed, make sure you have them to hand. Once the solicitor has received your paperwork and any other important documentation they will then pursue the claim.

Compensation amounts can vary greatly, depending on the severity and the duration of the injury. For example, a typical payout for a minor whiplash claim is normally around £1800. On the other hand, if you needed to have an amputation below the knee, of both legs as a result of injuries, you could expect to receive somewhere around £128,000 to £173,000.

Although, no amount of money can ever make up for the physical and emotional stress you can endure as a victim of an accident. Submitting a compensation claim can help to alleviate some of pressures faced during rehabilitation or loss of earnings, if you have been out of work.

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