Laws are in place not only to create order but also serve out justice to those who may have been treated unfairly or aggrieved in any situation. Such is the basis of a personal injury claim.
As its name suggests, a personal injury claim is the type of claim you can file if you or someone you know experience a personal injury that could have been avoided if the other party has exercised due diligence and care.
Examples of personal injury claim types
If you can refer to the list below, there are many instances when you can file for a claim. These include but not limited to the following:
- Road accidents
- Slips, trips, and fall
- Sports injury
- Scaffolding accident
- Military accident
- Dangerous machinery injury
- Cosmetic surgery injury
- Spinal injury
- Factory injury
- Dental negligence
- Laser eye surgery injury
Initially, those that have been aggrieved are placed in a very tough position, “What’s the use of money if I can’t function well anymore?” “What can I do with the money if I will lose my job or quality of life?”
There’s no such thing as just compensation for the pain and suffering that you may have endured during the course of your treatment or even for the rest of your life. However, the compensation you might receive can be very helpful in starting all over again. It’s what your family needs when you lose your capability to produce income. Most of all, it’s a way, among other options available, to bring out justice for somebody else’s fault.
The compensation can be used to:
- Pay for the solicitor’s fees
- Cover for the medical expenses you spent before, during, and after the claim
- Provide a good jump start for a family’s finances (families can start a business, for example, for sustenance)
Making a claim for compensation
Although the UK government doesn’t restrict anyone from filing a claim, not all cases are accepted by a personal injury solicitor. This is because one of the foremost requirements of a claim is merit. In other words, it’s very important that the solicitor sees substance to it. He believes that you have truly been wronged by the other party and that filing a claim is one of the best solutions to demand compensation and indemnities for what they have done to you.
What happens if the solicitor doesn’t accept the claim? Does this mean you can no longer file one? The answer is no. Contrary to popular belief, you can file a claim even without the support or representation of a personal injury solicitor—but knowing how complex the law can be, especially with regard to personal injury, you may be treading in a very difficult and dangerous path if you decide to go DIY with it. If you lose, you’re definitely bound to do so in a huge way, including losing a lot of your money.
Therefore, one of the first steps that you should take before filing a claim is to visit a solicitor and request for his professional opinion.