You have probably seen adverts for companies saying how you can get compensation for a personal injury. While some people may be cynical about this it can be a difficult time for someone who has been injured for something that was not their fault. This is why it is worth knowing what can happen during a personal injury claim and what you should be aware of when pursuing it.
How it happens
For a simple example let’s say you work in an office. One day someone is cleaning and doesn’t put up a sign warning that the floor is wet. As a result of the slip you end up falling and break your leg and this means you are not able to go to work for six weeks.
This claim could then be taken to court whereby you would be compensated for the time you were unable to work, any medical costs and so forth.
One thing it is important to emphasise is that it has to be proven that someone is at fault for your injury- using the example of the fall if it was clearly signposted that the floor was wet and you ran into the office because you were late then it would technically be your fault if you subsequently fell over and injured yourself.
Essentially the level of compensation depends on the severity of the injury- for example while whiplash can be painful it will be worth less in terms of compensation compared to a broken neck.
When pursuing a case it may be possible to achieve a settlement rather than taking it to court or before a final judgement. This could mean that the other side may make payments for certain adjustments (such as interim payments for someone disabled in an accident so they can add handrails and other things to improve access in their home).
Do I have a case?
It is important to discuss your case with a legal representative. They should be sensitive to your situation but equally ought to be able to say to you whether or not you have a claim or if it is worth pursuing.
At Larcomes we take this very seriously- it is not about processing cases and getting them done as quickly as possible. It is about looking at the circumstances and the reality of whether or not you can make a claim and if so the amount of compensation you could expect to get from that. We not only have the experienced legal representatives but also ones that know how to work with you and go over the details with you in the right way.
If you are not sure whether or not you have a claim please contact us today and we will be happy to discuss your situation in more detail and help you decide whether or not you want to take this further and if so we will do all we can to help you get the compensation you deserve for something that wasn’t your fault.