Making an Accident Claim
There’s no escaping from the fact that, as we lead our busy day to day lives, accidents can sometimes happen. Most of the time, they are just that; accidents – unavoidable incidents for which no one is to blame. Sometimes however, accidents occur which could have been avoided if someone, somewhere had taken more care. In the workplace, for example, a patch of oil on a dirty, poorly maintained floor may be the cause of a trip or fall, or perhaps a wet floor in a supermarket which should have a warning sign on it results in an injury. It could be on the road that your injury was sustained, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a driver, a passenger, a cyclist or even a pedestrian, if the accident was caused by the negligence of another then you should be able to make a no win no fee accident claim.
The injuries sustained in accidents such as these can often have long term repercussions. The pain and injury itself is difficult to cope with, and ongoing physical discomfort can prevent a person from leading a life which is as full and active as that which they led before the accident. In the worst cases, an injury may force you to take time off work, or even stop doing your job entirely. In cases such as this it is only fair that you should be able to make an accident claim for the earnings which you have lost as a direct result of the accident. The easing of this financial burden, via a successful compensation claim, can help to bring about the time and conditions necessary for a full recovery, as well as providing a full and direct refund of any immediate out of pocket expenses.
Will my claim be successful?
The key to a successful personal injury claim lies in proving two things:
- Someone else was to blame for the accident, through negligence on their part.
- As a result of the accident you have suffered injury or illness.
It should be kept in mind that the injury or illness specified does not have to by physical in nature. The mental and psychological effects of an accident can be every bit as severe and debilitating as those of a physical nature, and every bit as deserving of compensation. In order to build a successful accident claim it’s helpful to keep as many details of your accident as possible, such as when and where that accident took place, exactly what happened and an account of any expenses incurred.