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Personal injury claim fact file

by Guest injury law blogger on October 12, 2012

Injuries arising from accidents are often the hardest to bear, not least because of the fact that they could have been prevented. People who suffer with these injuries that were sustained through no fault of their own often try to make personal injury claims. However, when making such claims, what should you know?

  • In order to win compensation, you don’t always have to go to court. With a personal injury lawyer by your side, you can make a claim outside of court in front of a panel of legal experts who reach a decision on whether your claim was successful.
  • Although it’s possible to make a claim without legal representation, if you go down this path with your claim, any compensation you do win won’t be anything like as much as you should receive.
  • If you receive any compensation, the likelihood is it will be the appropriate amount, based on how much income you’ve lost and how much you’ve had to pay in medical costs.
  • If you make a claim against your employer after an injury at work, you won’t lose your job. Sacking someone for making a compensation claim is illegal, and won’t be in the employer’s best interests.
  • While making a personal injury claim, it’s possible to receive medical treatment. Anything that helps you to recover is worth doing, while insurance companies do, to some extent, help with any treatment needed.
  • If you’re worried about your claim going in favour of a big company or institution, you don’t have to, as governments and law courts have to guarantee the safety and wellbeing of all citizens.

About the author

This post is brought to you by Mike Cornwall, one of the UK’s leading medical solicitors – and one of the medical experts that can regularly be found writing for first4lawyers.com

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