Many people do not feel they have a right to compensation even though they often do. Others also worry about the legal costs of bringing a claim and how they may be perceived.
The most important thing to remember is that the law is in place to protect you. If you have been injured in an accident or if you have suffered because of someone else’s lack of care then you could make a claim. The reason for your injury must be clearly demonstrable so that blame can be apportioned.
We understand that starting a personal injury claim can feel like an unnerving prospect, particularly if your claim is against an authority like an employer, a local authority or a medical institution. However, you have a right to pursue a claim; your injury could have caused you severe pain and sometimes even a disability. By making a claim the law is able to go some way in redressing the balance of the injustice done to you.
You should also know your rights when it comes to considering what kind of elements will be factored into your compensation.
Firstly, the level of pain and suffering caused by your injury will be considered. If you have been seriously injured, the amount you are entitled to will be considerably higher than if you have experienced only slight injury.
Loss of earnings can also be part of your compensation; if you have had time off work you could be reimbursed for this. If you have had to pay for medical expenses related to your injury this could also be included in your compensation amount.
Most claims are settled out of court so there is no need to worry unnecessarily in the early stages of a potential case about having to go.
Usually, in order to make a claim, your accident must have happened within the last three years. There are exceptions to this and the three-year rule does not apply to children. Please get in touch with First Personal Injury as soon as you can to tell us more about your claim. Call us on 0800 808 9740.
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We do hope that the information helps you to understand your rights on compensation. If you have any further questions, or indeed, want to move forward in making an injury or accident claim, contact our team at First Personal Injury lawyers. You can contact us on our national accident helpline on the number above or claim online using one of our accident claim forms.
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