Personal injury compensation is a term which represents a financial sum of money paid to victims in accidents which were not their fault and where it can be determined that the accident was caused by a “lack of care” or act of negligence by another party.
Cases involving claims for personal injury compensation can arise from many different circumstances – most commonly road traffic accidents where a driver has not obeyed road signals or was driving recklessly – but the plaintiff (you, your child or family member) must have sustained some form of injury for a claim for personal injury compensation to be pursued.
The injuries themselves may be severe or relatively slight. Personal injury compensation can also be awarded for psychological trauma as well as physical injury. However, when you have been involved in an accident, your first consideration must be that of your health. It is important that you visit a hospital or make an appointment to see your doctor, for not only may there be injuries that you may not be aware of (ie later revealed by x-ray), but your attendance at a medical centre will be included in your medical history and support you later claim for personal injury compensation.
Claiming for Personal Injury Compensation
As the most common form of accident is a road traffic accident, it is normally the other driver´s insurance company that would approach you with an offer of personal injury compensation. Although at first the offer of an early settlement may seem like an appealing sum of money, it is worth remembering that an insurance company´s main priority is to make profits and not the welfare of accident victims. Therefore it is important that you seek professional legal counsel before accepting any amount of personal injury compensation.
In order to help you we have set up a free advice line on 1800 911 940 where you can talk to a solicitor experienced in personal injury compensation claims. They can assess your case and will offer you practical counsel. If you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and a solicitor will call you back at a convenient time.
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What You Can Expect:
As a serious accident is a major event in your life, we understand that when you call us you may still be shaken from the incident and a little apprehensive about speaking with a solicitor about your injuries. However, we can assure you that our personal injury compensation solicitors are selected because of their understanding and compassionate nature. They will simply ask you to explain the circumstances of your accident, the injuries you sustained and what medical treatment was administered. They may ask a few questions about your health prior to the accident and need to know a couple of personal details, but these are just to get a better all-round picture and build a stronger case for your personal injury compensation claim.
Once they have a complete set of details, they will advise you whether you have a case for personal injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue. They will also be able to tell you how long the procedures are likely to take and if there are any costs involved. They may also be able to give you a general idea of the amount of personal injury compensation you could be entitled to receive – however, a more accurate figure would be determined as the case progresses.
If you feel comfortable proceeding with a claim for personal injury compensation, our solicitor will explain the process to you and make arrangements for paperwork to be submitted to the Injuries Board for their assessment. There are many possible different outcomes thereafter, but our solicitor will be able to guide you through the whole claim process for your personal injury compensation with the help of our excellent support team.
Before you make your mind up about what the best course of action is, the first thing you should do is call our free advice line on 1800 911 940. Whether or not you have already received an offer for personal injury compensation, our solicitors will listen to what you have to say and offer their experienced advice accordingly. If it is inconvenient to call us right away, please complete the call back form, telling us when it is a more suitable time for you to talk, and one of our personal injury claims solicitors will call you back.