What motivates someone to make a claim for personal injury compensation

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It will come as no surprise when I write that people who decide to make a claim for personal injury compensation are all individuals, they’re all different, from different walks of life, but with one common link – that they have all been motivated to pursue a claim for compensation.  Whilst there isn’t one common motivating factor that leads people to pursue a no win no fee claim for personal injury compensation, we’ve helped lots of people with differing reasons for instructing a solicitor to pursue their claim.  Here we look at some of the most common factors that lead to individuals pursuing a compensation claim.

Seeking justice

If I’d had a pound for every time a client had said to me ‘I wouldn’t even have bothered with a claim if they’d said sorry and admitted it was their fault’, I’d be a wealthy man.  Without doubt, these claimants are seeking justice and a formal recognition that they have been harmed as a result of someone else’s negligence.  At Direct2Compensation, we believe that the way we work, the fact that we hold integrity and honesty at the core of our working practices, our down to earth, friendly and helpful approach is a key reason why people choose us to help them pursue their claim for personal injury compensation.  Making a claim is about more than just money, and having someone admit responsibility is an important part of the claims process.  We’re confident we can help you get the justice you deserve.

Financial problems

A lot of people making a claim for personal injury compensation come to us some months after they’ve been injured.  If their injuries were serious and they’ve been left unable to work, it’s quite common that sick pay allowances have expired and that they are now receiving statutory sick pay from the Department of Work and Pensions.  This is a particularly common problem when it comes to accidents at work as the injuries sustained in such accidents are often serious and can be life changing.  We can all imagine how hard it would be to cope with a loss of wages after an accident and with this in mind, it’s easy to understand why someone would be motivated to make a claim for personal injury compensation.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, making a claim is about more than just money (for example, it can often open the door to private medical treatment and boost recovery times) but if you’ve lost your income through someone else’s negligence, you’d be very keen to make sure that your loss of income and other expenses were covered.  One of the parts of a personal injury claim settlement is special damages.  This covers a loss of income and other expenses – such as private medical care or home help.  Whilst claims with serious injuries and large ongoing losses can take a long time to settle, if liability is admitted, it may be possible for interim payments to be made.  Whilst nothing can make up for pain, injuries and disabilities, having the ability to pay your bills and at least enjoy the nice things you’ve been used to enjoying can help make things easier.  At Direct2Compensation our specialist solicitors are fantastic at working hard to ensure you get the maximum settlement value possible.  If you’re not sure about where you stand, contact us and we’ll explain your rights and give you our opinion of your claim.

Life changing injuries

In cases where people suffer very serious injuries, the effect that this will have on their life and that of their loved ones is huge.  It could be that a nasty injury prevents someone from continuing with their chosen profession or their favourite hobby or it could be that someone is left needing 24 hour care and expensive alterations to their home just to be able to live in the family home.  Thankfully the percentage volume of claimants making such claims is small, with the average settlement value being relatively low for what most people would describe as minor injuries – where someone makes a full recovery although was in pain and discomfort for weeks and months, rather than ongoing for many years with no sight of recovery.

Regardless of the specifics of the incident in which you were injured and the severity of your injuries, the truth is that as long as certain criteria are met, anyone can make a claim for personal injury compensation.  We recommend that you don’t delay if you think you may have a claim.  Just contact us and let us talk with you about it, we’ll decide if we think you have a claim worthy of further pursuit and will be able to give you the confidence you need to claim personal injury compensation.

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