If you’ve recently suffered an injury, no doubt you’re going through a tough time.
You may be in a lot of pain or discomfort. Your day-to-day life may have been affected. And it’s bound to have taken a toll on your mental health, relationships, finances and more. We get it. Right now, making a personal injury claim is likely to be the least of your concerns.
But it’s important to do so.
Everybody is entitled to claim for an injury that wasn’t their fault.
It’s your right and compensation can make a huge difference to your recovery. The prospect of a complex legal case may feel overwhelming. But with the help of our specialist personal injury solicitors, it doesn’t have to be. We can ensure it’s a simple and stress-free process.
Here we highlight just a few reasons why you should consider taking action.
4 reasons to claim for your personal injury
1. Compensation will cover the cost of your injury
Of course, no amount of money can turn back the clocks or make up for the suffering that you’ve experienced. But the fact is, injuries can be expensive.
Perhaps you’ve had to take time off work to recuperate? Maybe you’ve had to make alterations to your home (e.g. to make it wheelchair accessible)? Or paid for transport to the hospital, medical treatments, and prescriptions? It can all add up, putting you and your family under financial strain.
Personal injury compensation isn’t a windfall. It’s a fair payment, designed to get your life back to where it was before the accident. The money can be used to cover all costs incurred – replacing your lost earnings, reinstating your savings, and paying for the unexpected bills.
The injury wasn’t your fault, so it’s only fair that you’re not left out of pocket.
2. It allows you to focus on your recovery
Having been recompensed for ‘special damages’, you won’t need to worry about the cost of any rehabilitation, care or hospital treatments. You won’t need to use your personal savings to pay for aids or adaptations. Or rush back to work to cover the cost of your monthly household bills.
Personal injury compensation can give you the financial freedom that you need to focus on what matters – your recovery. You can take the time and seek the appropriate professional help required to get your life back to normal (or as normal as possible) – without any economic pressure.
Recovering from an accident can be tough and getting better should be your no.1 priority – not your finances.
3. It can highlight safety problems
In addition to supporting you financially, an injury claim can also help to shine a light on the safety issues that led to your injury. Whether caused by your employer, a colleague, fellow driver, medical professional or simply a stranger on the street, it’s important to make the person responsible for your accident aware of their mistake. Otherwise, it could happen again.
Claiming for compensation brings your accident to the defendant’s attention. For example, if you were injured in hospital due to a substandard level of care, the setting may then review its procedures and deal with the issues highlighted.
It prompts positive action and could prevent the same thing from happening to someone else.
4. You deserve an apology
No matter the severity of your injuries – if you’ve been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, you’re bound to feel frustrated. The injury was, after all, avoidable. And if it’s had a long-lasting impact on your health and quality of life, it can be difficult to accept what’s happened.
Compensation certainly can’t make up for that. But in some cases, it can give you a little closure.
At the very least, the other party will have to acknowledge that your injury was unfair. We appreciate that ‘sorry’ may not be much consolation if you’re still suffering. But the claim will force the responsible party to give you a sincere apology – and that could be the first step to help you come to terms with the situation and start to move on.
Start your personal injury claim with our experts
The aftermath of a personal injury can be a really difficult time and making a claim may feel like an added unnecessary stress. But it’s important to seek the financial justice you deserve.
As experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyers, we’re here to lend a helping hand. Not only can we advise on your eligibility to claim, we can take care of everything on your behalf – from the initial paperwork right through to the final negotiations. We ensure the legal process is as smooth and hassle-free as possible and all of our work is completed on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.
The truth is, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by making a claim.
But if you’re still unsure, why not get in touch?
We’re always on hand and happy to help. You’re welcome to call us at any time on 0800 110 5888. Or to arrange a free no-obligation consultation with our experts, fill out our online contact form and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible with a time and date.