Saving money by claiming compensation

Every victim suffering a personal injury through no fault of his own has a right to be compensated. Personal injuries can arise from road accidents, work accidents, medical negligence, or accidents in public spaces. Filing an accident claim will ensure that you receive the full damages through our 100% compensation scheme. It can also help with the rehabilitation process. Receiving fair compensation both solves practical financial problems and provides emotional relief through resolution.

Road traffic accidents can give rise to vehicle compensation claims and injury compensation claims depending to the circumstances of the accidents. Personal injuries could range from milder bruising or whiplash to more severe spinal or head injuries. Receiving compensation for injuries is crucial to securing a safe recovery, or for fatal road accidents, can improve the quality of life for the bereaved. Where your accident or the recovery and rehabilitation process following the injury has affected your ability to return to work, the long term expenses and reduction in quality of life can be cushioned by a compensatory settlement.

The course of events leading up the accident can often be clouded in recollection. Even if you think you were partly to blame for the accident, investigation into a claim can often reveal that another party also carries part of the blame. Hence an accident claim can still be instigated and compensation received in such a situation. Similarly, where the passenger knew that the driver was under the influence of substances, the passenger can still claim compensation although the court settlement will take into account knowledge of the driver’s impairment. Not wearing a seatbelt is a similar factor that determines the amount of compensation received.

Work related injuries can be a result of a one-time accident, or an illness-developed over time from poor working conditions. These injuries have to be sustained when ‘in the course of employment’ as defined by UK law, a definition that can include more flexible work arrangements. An accident claim will be able to provide compensation for medical treatment, a loss of earnings in the present and in more severe cases, future loss of earnings. Where there is a fear that the claim will be long drawn, it is possible to obtain compensation early by court application to help with current expenses.

Medical negligence claims can arise from an incorrect diagnosis or treatment, undue delay in offering treatment, or failure of a treatment-related product. Where an investigation reveals gross negligence in a misdiagnosis or treatment, financial compensation can help to soften this injustice. Compensation may be crucial to fund private treatment to aid recovery as soon as possible.

In addition to these claims, trip and slip accidents occurring on private or public property can give rise to occupier’s or public liability. Where the accident took place on council property that has not been properly maintained, a claim can be made against the local council or highway authority. Where the property was privately owned, a public liability claim can be made as the occupier has a duty to maintain the safety of premises open to the public.

In most situations within the UK, it is important that the claim is made within three years from the date of the accident. Hence it is important to have your injuries assessed and noted by a medical professional as soon as possible following your accident, in order to properly support your claim.

Ultimately making a claim will save you money in all of the aforementioned scenarios. Whether it is for travel expenses, covering medical costs related to an accident, or compensation for loss of earnings during the time you could not work due to an injury.

This article was provided by For more information on the types of accidents you can be compensated for see their accident types page.