Serious Accidents Questions

 

Will I still be allowed to claim if my injuries are delayed?

This is a common question many people ask when they suffer injuries in an accident that was not their fault. Some people assume any injuries they suffer, as a result of an accident, must be visible straightaway for them to claim any compensation. However, this is not the case.
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Will I be compensated if my injuries force me to leave work?

When it comes to claiming compensation, most people probably assume the amount awarded is based purely upon the nature of the injury received. There is some truth in this, in as much as any calculation of money to be awarded will be based, in part, upon the nature and severity of your injuries, as well as taking into account the precise nature of the accident which caused the injury. Other factors which may have a bearing include your age and whether it’s felt that you played any personal part in the circumstances of the accident.
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Can I claim for medical expenses?

If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident which was caused by the negligence of another party, then you’ve suffered a dose of extremely bad luck. The more serious the injury in question is, the greater the impact it will have upon the rest of your life, and it’s really not fair to expect you to have the shoulder this burden on your own. If you can demonstrate that the accident was someone else’s fault, and that it resulted in you suffering an injury, then you may be in a position to make a claim for compensation.
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How is compensation calculated in the event of a limb being lost?

Fortunately, the vast majority of compensation claims revolve around injuries which, over time, can be fully recovered from. Sometimes, however, things are more serious and in the worst cases the victim of an accident may find that they end up losing a limb.
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An accident has left me needing on-going care – can I claim for this?

When most people consider the field of personal injury compensation they probably tend to imagine it revolves around people with minor whiplash claiming after having tripped over an uneven paving stone. Indeed, this kind of thinking has led to the idea of compensation being somewhat discredited, with many members of the public imagining it’s simply a means of people cashing in and taking advantage of the so called ‘compensation culture’. The truth of the matter, however, is a little bit more nuanced.
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What is the best way to recover after a head injury?

Head trauma is one of the most severe types of injury that you can suffer. Head injuries can cause all sorts of problems, from affecting speech and memory to leaving somebody permanently disabled. Thankfully, most people with a head injury go on to make a full recovery. However, this does take time and sometimes complications can occur further down the line, which is why anybody suffering a head injury following an accident that wasn’t their fault should ensure that they make a claim for damages to help cope with the recovery process.
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Can I claim if I am injured while using public transport?

If you are travelling on a bus, train, coach or taxi and are in an accident that ends in injury, there will be a good chance that you make a claim for compensation. Public transport operators have a duty of care to ensure that their customers can travel safely without risk of injury. Therefore, if you are injured whilst on public transport due to the negligence of the transport company, you have the right to claim for compensation. However, you first have to establish if the operators of the mode of public transport are liable.
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How do you calculate serious injury compensation?

Nearly everyone will suffer an injury following an accident sometime in their life. Whether it is a trip or fall at home, a road traffic accident or an injury sustained at work, accidents happen, but thankfully, most are not serious and may only involve a few cuts and bruises. However, some accidents result in injuries that require you to have time off work, while other injuries can be very serious indeed.
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Are my wages covered in a claim while I am off work?

Each year in the UK, 1.2 million people are admitted to hospital because of an accident. For many of these people, a big concern is whether they will need time off work to recover. For some people, an accident can mean taking days, weeks, months, or even years off work, while people with really serious injuries may be unable to ever return to work.
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