First and foremost and before we get started properly; it is essential to bear in mind that you can only go ahead and claim personal injury compensation when the following elements are present:
An accident has occurred that was not your fault
The accident was someone else’s fault, or at least partly
You have suffered an injury as a result of that person’s actions or failure to act.
If you do not satisfy this basic test, don’t bother contacting a personal injury solicitor because you will only be wasting yours and their time.
Accidents At Work
It is a category that features very often where personal injury compensation claims are involved. For your claim to be successful, however, it will be imperative for you to prove that your employer has been negligent in some way or that they have acted or failed to act accordingly and this transpired in your suffering a personal injury.
It is worth noting here that all employers should have a liability insurance that would protect them in the event of such litigation. In fact, this is a legal requirement. Therefore, if you are forced to make a personal injury compensation claim to cover financial costs that you had accrued, the final payment will very likely come from the applicable insurance company.
It is another highly common category for personal injury compensation claims, and in many ways, this may be seen as very unfortunate. The fact of the matter remains though that medical professionals do make mistakes, from time-to-time and if you have suffered a detriment. As a result, you may well feel the need to claim back a level of compensation that you are entitled to.
Yes, we are copying the sue and be sued culture that is more associated with America, but in certain circumstances, this is still going to be an absolute necessity for people who suffer as a result of a negligent medical professional.
Road Traffic Accidents
It is another biggie for personal injury compensation claims. For people who suffer as a result of someone else’s poor driving, why on earth should they carry the can when they suffer the financial implications as a result? The short answer to this is that they shouldn’t, and this is the fundamental reason why so many firms of solicitors are so successful in securing personal injury compensation awards.
At the end of the day, there are numerous reasons why an individual may feel sufficiently compelled to approach a personal injury solicitor, and we have only really touched the tip of a giant iceberg in this article.