You should contact your lawyer right after your accident in order to have your claims for accident compensation accepted. Accidents can happen anywhere. You could get involved in accidents at work, in road accidents, accidents while on holiday, hit and run accidents. There are also various injuries you could suffer from an accident. These include fractures, whiplashes and lacerations.
If you are involved in a road accident as a passenger, driver, pedestrian or cyclist you can expect an accident compensation. In accidents such as hit and run that are not covered by the insurance, payment is made by the other party’s insurance company.
According to the law, employers have an obligation to protect their workers from accidents at the workplace. Insurance also covers the employers from accidents at the workplace. If another employee causes an accident that results in injuries, your employer can be a subject of claims. There are regulations and rules that employers must follow to avoid accidents at work.
When you are injured at your workplace, what you should do is enter report right away in the Accident Report Book. You should enter an honest and true report bearing your signature. Right after your injury you should inform the health and safety executive, and contact a lawyer to examine the accident.
Injuries can happen in accident during leisure activities. When something like this happens to you, you can make a claim if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, or because of faulty equipment. If your injury has happened because of your own actions, then you can’t make claim. Another situation when you can make a claim is when you are living abroad.
Personal injury lawyer handle accident compensation claims. They need to belong to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) or Law Society Personal Injury Panel. They should have excellent knowledge of personal injury law and be capable in using simple language to describe incidents.
If you ever get involved in an accident and suffer a personal injury, and it’s someone else fault, you can make a claim and get paid a sum in damages. The timeline in which you must make a claim is three years after the accident happened. You can not make a claim if you are younger than 18 years. Claim can be made if you have been injured and suffered some temporarily loss of income. However you can not make a claim if the injury was caused by your own actions.
In order to receive compensation your claim must be accepted. When your claim is accepted you will receive the total amount of compensation. How much you will receive as a compensation depends on the severity of injuries and the loss of earnings.