Not everyone is in a rush to contact a solicitor whenever they have an accident or injury or something else happens. Quite the opposite. We tend to be less litigious in the UK and going out to see a solicitor or phoning them can seem a little daunting to many people.
Claiming for compensation is also often seen as underhand in some way – as if you are getting money for free. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Personal injury because of negligence can leave people with real lifelong disabilities, financial problems because they are unable to work and even psychological issues that last for many years.
Contrary to popular belief, compensation is awarded to help people get through what can be a very challenging time and the team at Personal Injury Lawyers Birmingham are there to get you the compensation you deserve.
Can You Claim?
The first thing you need to ask yourself is whether you can claim personal injury compensation. If you have been injured and it wasn’t your fault and this happened within the last three years, you could have a case to be awarded compensation and it’s important to ask a solicitor for advice.
The Reasons for Claiming
You may need special medical attention or treatment to get over your injury. While the NHS can handle many things, it may not be able to give you the support you require at this difficult time. A compensation award could make sure that you can access the services that you need and recover more quickly or more fully.
If the injury you have suffered has left you with a disability, compensation can help with adjusting your daily living. For example, this could mean providing funds for a state-of-the-art wheelchair or making adjustments in the home such as putting up handrails or building a walk-in shower that is easier to access.
If you have been injured because of a mistake by a third party (for example, your employer, another car driver, or a trip or fall because of a wet floor in an office or department store), you have a legal right to claim compensation.
You may also have lost out on your finances because you were unable to work. If the injury is serious enough, you might not have the earning power that you were used to. An award can help compensate for this too.
Claiming is Easier Than You Think
Making a personal injury claim can seem quite daunting at first. One of the big concerns people have is the cost of taking someone to court. Here there are a couple of things to note:
- A personal injury solicitor will usually give a potential client a free initial consultation before proceeding. This means that you can find out whether you have a case and whether it is likely to succeed.
- Most solicitors operate what is called a no win no fee service. This means, that if they are confident of success, they will take your case on and not charge upfront fees. You only pay fees if the case is won, and compensation is awarded. Those fees are then taken out of the compensation award itself and not your own earnings.
Title: Why Should You Claim for Compensation?
Sourced From: www.accinet.co.uk/why-should-you-claim-for-compensation/
Published Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2022 14:59:06 +0000