Can I Claim For A Minor Injury?
First Personal Injury receives a lot of enquiries about whether a client can make a claim for a minor injury. You may be unsure about this question yourself. You could be able to claim for a minor injury. Injuries that seem to be minor can often have a long term and serious impact upon your quality of life going forward.
To have a solicitor represent you for a minor injury, the value of your claim needs to be above £1,000. As long as your minor injury is worth that much, you could be able to make a claim. It may help to view compensation estimates for personal injury types through our compensation calculator to determine how much compensation you can claim.
To assess your claim, contact us on 0800 808 9740 or online.
Quick Recovery From A Minor Injury
Many people wonder whether they can claim for an injury that they recover from in a few weeks. As long as the value of your claim rises above £1,000 your claim is valid. If you have recovered from your injury within a very short time frame, such as within a week, that injury is unlikely to be valued above £1,000. However, you could still view our compensation calculator to understand whether your injury is valued above £1,000.
An injury that lasts for as short a time as that can still have a serious impact upon your life and your quality of life and therefore it could be valued above £1,000. Still, it is important to note that it is very unlikely that an injury which only lasts for a period of a week would be valued over £1,000.
You may have had to take time off work to recover from your injuries. This could have resulted in you losing some of your earnings for a short-term period. If you have lost any of your income due to having to take time off work, you could be able to claim this back through special damages compensation. This type of compensation covers any additional costs associated with your injuries, such as a loss of earnings or the need for equipment to help cope with your injuries.
No matter how quickly you recovered from your injuries or how minor they may be, you can still claim if these injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence. The important factor in being able to claim for minor injuries is having evidence to prove that the injuries existed and to prove that they were caused by someone else’s negligence.
Collecting Evidence For Minor Injuries
If you have been injured in an accident, whether at work or in a public place you should:
- Collect photographic evidence of the scene to highlight the problem that caused your injury.
- If you’ve had to take time off work to recover from your injury you should keep your recent payslips handy to highlight how much income you have lost. Payslips for three months prior to the accident should be sufficient enough to highlight the income you have lost.
- You should visit the hospital or a GP when you are first injured, no matter how minor your injuries are. This will help to keep a record of your injuries which can later be used to support your case. However, minor injuries can often be more serious than they first appear. By going to the doctors, you are not only strengthening your case but also protecting your health.
- You should have informed your employer if you were injured at work, or a staff member, if you were injured in a public place, about the incident and they should have prompted you to write about the incident in the accident log book. It is a legal requirement for all businesses to have an accident log book.
If you’ve suffered from a minor injury you could be able to claim compensation. To find out whether you can claim compensation or not, speak to First Personal Injury.
There is usually a three-year time limit on personal injury cases, beginning from the date that your initial accident occurred. Therefore, you should contact us as soon as possible to review your case.
Making Personal Injury Claims
If you have suffered a personal injury, you may be entitled to receive compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you win the compensation that you deserve.
First Personal Injury works with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury. Contact our specialist team to begin the process, either by phone on 0800 808 9740 or through our online form.