There are two main causes of injury that give rise to the need to file a compensation claim: negligence and criminal injury. When an innocent person sustains either type of injury, it can make sense to make a claim for injury. For any and all compensation claims arising out of the two to result in a successful lawsuit, the injured party needs to be able to present persuasive evidence to the court demonstrating that the injury was due to the actions or inactions of another party. Then, the injured party’s injury solicitor needs to be able to demonstrate that injury or illness resulted from the incident. The realm of potentially valid claims is not, however, necessarily limited to injuries sustained in the physical realm: if another has caused you mental or emotional anguish, on the advice of an injury lawyer you may wish to seek injury compensation.
Negligence is the gross oversight of another person or entity as regards the safety and welfare of others. For an example, say that you walk into a supermarket’s dairy aisle and slip on a wet floor that the manager or other person in charge did not bother to mark as slippery, then you are the victim of their negligence, and you deserve at least to have your injury-related expenses, medical expenses, cost of prescriptions, lost earnings, or even travel costs covered by the supermarket. This is an instance where making a compensation claim can become a necessity for justice to be served.
You can become the unfortunate victim of another entity’s negligence behind the wheel of your car, at your place of work, on the public pathway (say, the council did not fix a spotty patch of paving and you tripped), at a hospital or clinic, at a shopping centre, and any other place where to some degree your health and safety are in the hands of another entity. Don’t sit by and allow yourself to be victimised twice: if you were injured due to another, you are due your just compensation. An injury lawyer can help you to assess what you are due and help you to receive your just dues. In the U.K. you must embark you’re your court proceedings no later than 3 years to the date of your accident so don’t let that time go by, act today!
Criminal injury occurs when you or a loved one is the victim of a violent crime. Both injured parties themselves and, in some cases, their loved ones and family can seek compensation in a court of law. The violent crimes covered include, but are not limited to: firearms assaults, physical assaults, sexual assaults, domestic abuse and assaults, poisonings, damage by arson, and damages done to children through sexual, physical, and other assaults.
If you are unsure as to whether you may be entitled to injury compensation, here are some examples of commonly filed bases for a compensation claim:
- Injury, such as loss of business revenue or personal anguish, due to defamation
Injury due to car accident
Injury and illness due to medical negligence
Injury due to product defects
Injury due to assault
Injury due to accidents happening at work
Industry-related injuries and illnesses (mesothelioma, asbestosis, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, occupational deafness, repeated stress injuries: the list goes on and on)
Injury due to slips, spills, trips and falls
Injury due to accidents happening while in the public places
Injury due to accidents happening while on holiday
If you are still unsure as to whether you have grounds for a compensation claim, get in touch with an injury lawyer today. There is nothing to lose from making the proper inquiry, and monetary compensation and a sense of justice being served to gain! Get started down the road of receiving your compensation today.