If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, an accident that has caused you injury or illness, you may be entitled to seek personal injury compensation. Having the advice and guidance of specialist personal injury solicitors will provide you with a number of benefits. The first major benefit of hiring a personal injury lawyer is that they have all the expertise, knowledge and skills to give you peace of mind, taking the stress away and making things as easy as possible for you and your family at a difficult time.
Personal injury compensation should always only be one part of the story, the financial recompense is important to aid an individual who has suffered, but the overall package of support and service from the legal team assisting you is also vital. Our team can not only help with the legal and financial side of a personal injury compensation claim, but we can also help set up contacts with rehabilitation specialists where required, as well as help put the wheels in motion to upgrade and amend your home or workplace should the injury or illness caused long-term disability or hindrance.
What is Personal Injury Compensation?
Personal injury compensation can be awarded for any injury or illness that has been caused by, or made worse by, the negligence of a different person/organisation than the individual who has suffered that injury or illness. Within the UK, a claim for personal injury compensation has to be made within three years of the date of the accident-taking place, or three years from the date the illness you are suffering from was diagnosed. Often there can be confusion over the exact date that you can claim for. This is where having the guidance of specialist personal injury solicitors can be extremely helpful.
Types of Personal Injury Claim
There are a number of personal injury claims that can be made, depending on the type of negligence and illness or injury that has taken place. These include:
- Accidents at Work – Manual handling injuries, equipment fault, back and head injuries
- Accidents in a Public Place – Slips, Trips & Falls
- Medical Negligence – Misdiagnosis, GP negligence, surgery complications
- Serious Injury – traumatic brain injuries
- Road Traffic Accidents – including pedestrian, cyclist and passenger accidents
- Accidents Abroad – Accidents, food poisoning
- Industrial Diseases – Hearing loss and respiratory complications
- Asbestos Related Illnesses – mesothelioma
Reasons to Choose a Personal Injury Solicitor Carefully
There are many personal injury solicitors out there for you to choose from. Making sure you’ve made the right choice will help you come to terms with the reason you are claiming for personal injury compensation. The best choice of personal injury solicitor is one that offers a comprehensive service and a personal, flexible touch that suits your specific needs. Being able to build a trusting relationship with your solicitor is vital to your mental wellbeing through a traumatic period. A good personal injury solicitor will keep in regular contact, visiting you at home where possible and offering care and attention throughout the entire process.