If you have suffered as a result an accident which wasn’t your fault, there are a number of reasons to claim compensation, including the ability to regain lost earnings, and the reduced likelihood of the same accident happening to somebody else. Here are the top five reasons to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
1)To regain lost earnings and medical expenses
The time period following an accident can lead to financial problems for a number of reasons, especially if a debilitating injury is involved. Any serious injury due to an accident will have led to suffering and potential recuperation costs, and could have caused you to lose earnings as a result. A compensation claim should repay you for any earnings lost as a result of the injury and could help with other costs, such as medical and recuperation expenses, as well.
2)You can make a personal injury compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis
‘No win, no fee’ means that if you make a claim for compensation which doesn’t succeed, you will not pay a penny in solicitor’s fees or other costs, essentially giving you free access to justice. If you win your case, you should gain 100% of your compensation. In almost all cases, there is no chance of losing money as a result of making a no win no fee personal injury claim. This is a huge positive in favour of making a personal injury compensation claim.
3)If you make a claim, the same accident is less likely to happen to someone else
A compensation claim can prevent further injury victims if an accident hazard is subsequently removed. If you make a claim following an accident which happened because your employer failed to meet health and safety measures, for example, your employer will be compelled to take more care over health and safety protocol in the future. These measures may prevent accidents happening to people working in the same situation in the future.
4)Your solicitor will complete most of paperwork and negotiate on your behalf
Many people are daunted by the idea that there will be a mountain of complex paperwork for them to complete, or stressful negotiations to take on, if they get involved in making a compensation claim. The prospect of paperwork can be particularly unpleasant to anyone suffering from an injury which is causing them pain and anxiety. In fact, a solicitor will be able to complete any complicated paperwork and take on any negotiations on your behalf.
5)If you don’t claim soon, it could be too late
While a claim doesn’t need to be made immediately following an accident, it is beneficial to initiate a claim as soon as possible, for a number of reasons. Firstly, if three years pass between the incident and the initiation of a claim, the claim will be invalid. It is usually necessary to claim within three years (exceptions to this including asbestos-related diseases). Furthermore, the sooner you make a claim, the sooner the compensation will become available to help with recuperation costs and lost earnings.