Claiming Accident Compensation for Injuries Sustained
There may be an unfortunate instance in your life when you become a victim to an accident or incur physical injuries. When this happens, you do have the right to be compensated for the harm done to you, particularly if the mishap that occurred is the fault of another person. Injuries can range from physical to psychological and even emotional trauma if you have lost a loved one in the accident. You can secure the services of a solicitor to help you file for accident compensation for all the trouble you have been subjected to.
Both physical and emotional damages can be subject to a personal injury claim. It will help tremendously if you have secured a written statement from the police if it is an accident. Getting your doctor’s report for all the injuries you have sustained will be necessary evidence that will build up your claim. You’ll need to make sure all the evidence you gather is accurate and matches the report your solicitor makes to further your claim. Any inconsistencies in these reports may work against you and cause you to lose your case.
In road or vehicular accidents, injury usually occurs due to the driver’s negligence. You may either be a passenger or pedestrian in the mishap and it will be very stressful for you to come forward and make your claim. With the help of a solicitor experienced in personal injury claims, you can ease all the inconvenience you may experience. Any accident that has occurred in the last three years is qualified for accident compensation, and will be paid for by the insurance company of the defendant.
In the workplace, it is one of the duties of your employer to provide a safe environment where employees can accomplish their tasks. However, if you become injured in the workplace due to the negligence of your employer, you are entitled to a personal injury claim for any harm you have sustained. Despite all the health and safety regulations passed by the government, mishaps in the workplace do occur, whether you work in an office or a factory. You gain the protection of these safety legislations once you become a victim to such injurious calamities in the workplace due to the carelessness of your employer in implementing safety measures at work.
While it is the duty of an employer to make an accident report to the authorities should anything untoward occur, you will still have the right to file for a personal injury claim, particularly if the employer has been proven to be remiss in his duty to protect you, the worker. An accident at work may be caused by faulty equipment or improperly maintained machinery, or it may be as simple as overly slippery flooring that may have caused you to slip and injure yourself. Depending on the type of accident and the injury sustained, you have the right to claim for compensation for whatever harm you have suffered.
An expert solicitor will help give you advise and lay down each possible outcome should you decide to file for accident compensation.