Compensation Claims

Compensation Claims

Find out everything you need to know below about compensation claims and how we can help you in claiming for compensation.

If you get injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, make a claim for compensation. Compensation is the term for money you would receive to mitigate the effects of your injury. or to recognize the harm that has been done to you. Money doesn’t undo your injury, but it can be the only mechanism to obtain justice. Compensation after an injury at work, for example, means that your employers have admitted that they should have looked after you better and, hopefully, means that they will take steps in future to protect you and your co-workers.

What Are Compensation Claims?

Compensation claims are the legal process by which you ask for the compensation. You get this after an injury where someone else is at fault. The most common types of an accident where compensation is appropriate are accidents at work, where your employer has not taken reasonable steps to keep you safe, or road traffic accidents. It is also possible to claim in a wide variety of other situations, however. Slips, trips, or falls in a public place, dog bites, medical negligence are all examples of potential compensation claims.

When making a compensation claim, it is always best to consult an experienced solicitor. Our team of expert solicitors are able to explain the process. They get the correct amount of compensation for what happened to you. We will talk your situation through. It is to understand exactly what happened to you and the effect it has had on your life. Once we have all of this information, we will be able to guide you through making your claim. We make sure that you have included all factors that might influence how much compensation you are entitled to.

What Factors Influence How Much Compensation I Can Receive For My Claim?

We recognize that you are an individual with unique circumstances. The amount of compensation you could receive once you make a claim depends on a variety of factors. These can include:

The exact nature of your injury.

More severe injuries will lead to higher amounts of compensation. The severity of your injury is assessed in terms of pain and suffering and also loss of function.  A very painful injury will result in higher compensation than a less painful one. Accidents, where you lose strength or range of movement, will also receive higher payments.

How much the injury has affected your life.

If you play football for your local amateur club and suffer a fall at work which stops you from playing, this may lead to a higher compensation payout than you might otherwise receive.

Psychological harm.

Psychological harm and stress can also be taken into account in compensation claims. Post-traumatic stress disorder following a very severe car accident, for example, would be included in your compensation claim. Psychological difficulties following an accident or injury are not easily visible, but we can guide you through getting evidence to support your claim, which may also help you access additional support and treatment as well.

Any financial losses you may have incurred. 

You should not be left worse off as a result of an accident or injury that is not your fault. Compensation is there to help you to get back to the state you were in before your injury. As a result, any financial losses you may have had are covered by your compensation claim. This can include loss of earnings if you have been unable to work. If you are permanently unable to return to your former career, this may also include the loss of potential future earnings. Another condition is if you have had to modify your home or car or make other purchases to help you adjust to your injury or to help with your rehabilitation, these would also be included.  If you will require assistance for some time to come, the costs of this assistance will be estimated to ensure that you receive everything you need.

How much the other person is at fault.

For the most part, this is not a factor in how much compensation you get for your injury. The compensation makes things right for you, not to punish the other party. In extreme cases, however, awards can be increased where someone, an employer, for example, has been extremely negligent and the court wants to make sure that they take their responsibilities seriously. It would be very rare for this to be a factor in your compensation claim.

Why People Start Compensation Claims?

The purpose of compensation claims is to attempt to make you no worse off than you would have been if the accident had not happened. It does not aim to punish others. The law recognizes that it is not always possible to undo things that have happened, and that sometimes money is the only way to recognize that someone has suffered pain or loss. It is a way for the person who was responsible for your accident to acknowledge that they have done wrong and for you to feel that your pain and suffering following your accident or injury has been taken seriously. Compensation claims are an essential part of our justice system, making sure that those who have been hurt due to someone else’s carelessness or negligence should get the justice they deserve.

When Am I Entitled To Claim For Compensation?

We give compensation claims where someone is at fault. In law, people take reasonable care that they do not cause accidents or injure others. This is especially true for employers, who have a ‘duty of care’. Your employer should take all reasonable steps to make your workplace as safe as possible. This includes providing you with personal protective equipment (PPE), any training required to allow you to do your job safely and removing any hazards that it is practical to remove and highlighting others so that you know to be careful. If these things have not been done and you are injured as a result, you may be able to put in a no win no fee compensation claim. In general, you can get compensation when you meet an accident because of someone else fault.

Compensation Claims Payouts And Amounts

The amount of compensation you deserve to claim following an accident or injury varies hugely. There are guidelines in place to suggest the typical range of payments for particular kinds of injuries. But these ranges are very broad to allow for a wide range of factors that might influence the payments. Our expert no win no fee personal injury solicitors will be able to give you a better idea. They will tell you how much compensation you might expect to receive for your claim.

How Much Will It Cost To Start My Compensation Claim?

With our no win no fee arrangements, you will pay nothing to make a compensation claim for your accident. It could be a road traffic accident, an accident at work or out in public. We will take over all of the arrangements. You will only have to pay if we are able to win your claim. We take all of the risk out of making a claim to get you the compensation you deserve. Under limited circumstances, we are not able to offer no win no fee arrangements. An example is a clinical negligence or if your accident causes because of someone else carrying out a criminal act. Under these circumstances, we would discuss the available options with you. We make sure that you have the best possible chance of getting the justice you deserve.

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How Do I Start A Compensation Claim?

To start making a claim for compensation, call our team of experienced no win no fee personal injury solicitors.  We will talk you through the process and find out exactly what has happened to you. We will then be able to tell you how much compensation you might expect to receive. When you sign a no win no fee agreement with us, we will begin the process of getting you the payment. Compensation is there to make sure that you don’t lose out as a result of your accident or injury. Call us now on 0121 565 4317 and ask any query. You can also apply online to find out how we can help you to obtain justice after your accident.

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