Life after personal injury
Distressing, emotional and disruptive.
These are just some of the words used by our clients when describing their personal injury.
Whether a small slip trip or fall at work resulting in a broken leg, or a serious accident at home. Regardless of the scale of your non-fault injury, the impact upon an individual is without a doubt distressing and often brings unwanted stress to your life.
Picture this, you wake up and prepare yourself for a new day, whether it’s starting your commute to work or dropping the kids at school. Then suddenly in the extremely unfortunate incident you are involved in a road traffic accident and are injured.
Sounds startling and extreme, but the reality being – this can happen to anyone.
And suddenly things change, what may have been your day to day routine now alters, you may need time off work, help with childcare while on the mend, or rehabilitation support. In a time when you need to organise things most, this can often be an impossible task due to your injury.
What most of our clients say is that nothing can prepare you for the unexpected event of suffering a personal injury. They also comment on how much support they need from family and loved ones in the months following their accident. In these incidents the affect is not just on you, but also your loved ones.
Below are list of answers from our team of professionals who deal with personal injury cases on a regular basis. These issues and concerns raised by clients on a frequent basis may help if you are unfortunately experiencing the aftermath of a personal injury.
As we mentioned, life suddenly changes in the aftermath of a personal injury. You may need time off work, face medical bills or need extra childcare when dealing with your injury. These are all costly; a claim can help put you back to the financial position in which you were at before your injury.
How long after my personal injury can I claim compensation?
If you are an adult making a claim, it is vitally important that you begin proceedings within three years of the injury. If you fail to do so, by law you are not entitled to make a claim. There can sometimes be exceptions for this but only under exceptional circumstances.
How long would my claim take?
This depends entirely on your individual claim. Our team will help you determine what type of claim you have, whether it’s a relatively uncomplicated claim that may be finalised in a matter of months or more complex injury that could take a while longer.
Things such as disputes as to who is to blame for your accident and insurance companies can affect how long it takes for your claim to process. These are all factors we will discuss with you and help speed up where possible.
What type of personal injury claims can I make with you?
The type of cases that we handle here at Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are:
• Road accidents – involving all types of vehicles, motorcycles and cycles (whether you were a driver, passenger or pedestrian)
• Slips, trips and falls – at work or in public places
• Accidents at work – whether in the workplace, on their premises or off the premises
• Holiday accidents – which includes food poisoning as well as injuries
• Serious Injury-these cases are injuries resulting in amputations and fractures as well as brain and spinal harm.
Lastly, can you help me if I want to make a claim?
The short and simple answer is – yes!
As we have mentioned, we have a team who are trained professionals in dealing with such incidents. They are able to talk through your personal injury and discuss the grounds you have in making a claim.
Each member of our team are dedicated to helping you return to a comfortable financial position in which you were before your personal injury.
We understand first hand the impact a personal injury has on an individual and do all that we can when advising you on the next steps to take. If you feel our team can help, then please do give us a call on 0808 9000 990, or alternatively get in touch by filling in our online claim form. We’ll quickly get back to you.