What is a personal Injury?
Every year millions of people are injured in accidents and these accidents can occur at home, in their cars, at work place, or outdoors. Generally these accidents are result of someone else’s fault and in such cases the person who is not at fault has the right to make compensation. The majority of the accidents are the result of road traffic accidents (RTA’s) that make personal injury claims, some of the accidents occur at public place or public highways and few of the in the workplace. Many people suffer from personal injury, but only a few of them actually make a claim. The reason behind this is either they are not aware of their right or those who are aware do not know the process of making a claim. Some of them also say that the reason behind not pursuing a personal injury claim is that they believe their injury is not bad enough, so as to warrant a claim.
Personal Injury Law:
According to personal injury law the person who has been a victim or survivor for death, harm or injury will get compensation. The damage here might be physical damage, emotional, or both. There are various things that are involved in personal injury compensation such as:
• Physical and emotional sufferings.
• Medical bills
• Death of a family person
Types Of Damages:
There are two types of damage that are included in personal injury damage awards and they are compensatory damages and punitive damages.
Compensatory damages are such in which the victim is provided with a sufficient amount of compensation on the basis of what he or she would be if the damage or accident had never occurred. There are two sub classifications of compensatory damages and they are special damages and general damages. These are called as monetary losses and non-monetary losses respectively.
Next, is the Punitive damages and these type of damage are not designed to give compensation to the injured person, but in this case defendant is punished for inflicting the victim’s injuries. Such damages are not awarded in all the personal injury cases. Apart from this these damages are not considered until first type i.e. compensatory damage has been ordered.
Personal Injury Solicitor:
Although, the personal injury law is little bit complicated, but people who are injured in accidents can take help from the personal injury claim solicitors. Lawyers who have years of experience have knowledge and skills and they can guide the injured person in the process of making a claim. There are many solicitors in The United Kingdom who offer free consultations and by consulting them you can know whether you can make a valid claim or not.
In case you are injured in an accident, then you can make have the right to take a legal action to make a claim. You should take advice from a personal injury solicitor who is specialized in these types of cases. It is necessary to contact a solicitor as soon as possible after being injured in an accident as there are certain time limits for making a compensation claim. It would be better if you consult the solicitor in the early stages of your accident or injury.
The solicitor will ask you various questions for the process of making a claim of your case and few of them are as follow:
First is the date of accident, place of accident and time of the accident or injury.
Second is the contact details of the witness present at the time of the accident.
Third is a complete detail of your damages and injury which will include your medical diagnosis as well as treatments.
Fourth is the proof that is required to show the loss in your earnings as a result of your injury.
Fifth the documents those are helpful in making a claim or any evidence and photographs of the accident.
A professional solicitor after analyzing your case can tell you the chances of winning the claim in case if any and the amount of claim in compensation that you can get after making a claim. Before hiring any solicitor you should do a research and check for the past experience and charges of the solicitor as the chances of winning the claim depend indirectly on the solicitors.