Over three million people are injured in accidents each year – at home, in their cars, at work, or outdoors. In many cases, someone else is at fault and the accident victims have a right to compensation. Personal injury refers to physical, psychological injury or illness that is caused by the negligence of another. A successful personal injury claim will result in financial compensation awarded for the injured party.
Free Initial Consultation
Although personal injury law is complicated, with the help of a personal injury solicitor the process of making a claim can be quite straight forward. At Injury Point, our expert solicitors offer a free initial consultation and will be able to tell you if you have a justifiable claim. Our legal representatives will also be on your side in dealings with insurance companies to ensure that your individual circumstances are fully considered.
The basic principle is that if you were injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault or was caused by their error, negligence or omission, then you can claim compensation.
Claims can be made against individuals, businesses and organisations. If your injury is work-related, you would normally claim against your employer. Most types of personal injury claims are covered under individual and company insurance policies, so you do not need to worry about causing anyone financial hardship by submitting a claim.
The obvious reason for you to claim is to be compensated for the physical pain that your injury has caused, as well as the mental trauma. Also, you have a financial peace of mind whilst you focus on your recovery. You also get compensated for lost earnings or other expenses incurred because of the accident such as replacing damaged possessions.
Claimants could get paid toward any treatments therapy or care that is not always offered by the NHS, for example, physiotherapy, psychological counselling, osteopathy or any other medical attention or treatment you need or require.
Additionally, you can get help in obtaining or buying equipment that you need to regain a good quality of life, such as a specially adapted car or equipment that will help you if you have been permanently disabled after an accident. You could raise awareness of problems or malpractices to help prevent other people suffering in the future.
Types of Personal Injury & Accident Claims
There are different ways in which an individual may suffer a personal injury as seen here and to pursue a claim, our solicitors can help you.