If you were unfortunate to have a serious accident that was not your fault, recovering from the injury may well be the first thing on your mind. While you may be worrying about whether you can get back to work or not, however, you will also be concerned about your financial security.
Financial pressure following an injury can be immediate and often intense. For example, if you were working on a contract or self-employed, after a serious accident you could see your income dry up completely. The accident may be so severe that you are unable to work at the level you were accustomed to and earn the same income.
Particularly if you were the victim of an accident at work, it is essential to seek the help and advice of an experienced personal injury solicitor as soon as possible. If your accident was due to the negligence of your employer, or some other third party was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation that could help with your future financial security.
No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claims
The first stumbling block people think about when making a legal claim is the cost. The good news is that personal injury solicitors try to make it as easy as possible for claimants. First, they’ll generally offer a free initial consultation so that you can outline your potential claim and the solicitor can then say whether you have the basis for a claim or not.
If there is a case, the solicitor will also offer what is called a no win no fee service. This means they will take on your claim without charging upfront fees. If your claim is unsuccessful, you do not pay them anything. If successful and compensation is awarded, the fees are only then charged and taken from the final award.
What Damages are Awarded?
A serious injury can have a huge financial impact on the individual and their family. For example, there may be medical and rehabilitation costs. A person might have a life-changing disability to contend with and need major changes to their living arrangements such as adaptive aids and equipment. There could be other costs such as transport and loss of earnings because they are not able to work anymore.
Future loss of earnings is one of the big issues that surround any serious accident. If you work for a construction company and become disabled, for example, you probably won’t be able to earn the same amount after your injury.
If you suffered a brain injury because of the accident and have lost cognitive function you might not be able to perform high-level tasks. You may well have been heading for a successful career before the accident and this has now changed dramatically because of your injuries. Compensation claims take all this into account and amounts are awarded depending on the impact on the individual.
Getting Legal Advice
It is important if you have had a serious accident and are worried about your financial future to contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible. They will be able to assess your case free of charge and work with you to claim compensation that will provide you with the security you need.
Contact the professional personal injury team at Accinet today to find out more.