Thursday, December 27, 2007

Am I Entitled To Personal Injury Compensation?

First of all let me tell you a little bit about personal injury
compensation. A personal injury can refer to numerous injuries
that can occur to you. A back injury, broken/fractured bones,head
injury, neck injury, whiplash, injuries to you feet, arms, foot,
hand even repetitive strain injury can all be classed as personal
injury if you have gained these injuries due to an accident that
wasn’t your fault. If after reading this article you think you
need representation do your research to find experienced attorneys to represent you.

Personal injury doesn’t stop at physical injury; personal
injury can also refer to psychological strains as well. Personal
injury in the psychological sense can refer to such injury as
post traumatic stress due to witnessing a serious event with
devastating consequences or due to being involved in a horrific
car accident/road traffic accident. Psychological personal
injury can also refer to depression caused by your job and work
status and some people suffer from work related stress due to
factors in their job such as harassment, bullying and too much
of a work load, etc.

Becoming the victim of a personal injury can seriously disrupt
your personal and working life. A personal injury is the result
of an accident that wasn’t your fault. If you have had an
accident in the last three years that wasn’t your fault then you
could be entitled to compensation.

Accidents that arise through no fault of your own can happen in
most aspects of your daily life. Walking down the street you
could trip over uneven paving or become a pedestrian victim of a
road traffic accident. Whilst at work you could trip, slip of
fall over packaging that was left out or obstructions that have
been left on the floor. In an office environment you could have
a personal injury that affects your wrist, back or leg.

The most common employment industry in which personal injury
arises from accidents is the construction industry. Personal
injury is sadly common in construction trades that don’t follow
safety orders. This personal injury could be loss of limbs, head
injury, spine injury or even fatality.

One of the most common causes of personal injury however
remains within road traffic accidents. A road traffic accident
can refer to accidents involving cars, motorcycles, Lorries,
vans or public transport. The severity of the personal injury
sustained from a road traffic accident depends on how bad the
road traffic accident is. If you are involved in a personal
injury accident, whether it be a road traffic accident, work
accident, accident in public or a slip, trip or fall whilst
walking down the road you could be entitled to compensation.

Personal injury compensation exists to help you after an
accident that wasn’t your fault. If you are left out of work due
to a personal injury then you will be left with mounting debts
and unpaid bills. By claiming for personal injury compensation
your money worries will disappear as personal injury
compensation will cover all of your living expenses, any medical
costs you encounter and any extra help that you may need whilst
you are recovering.

A personal injury that was caused due to an accident that
wasn’t your fault is something that no one wants to have to
face. If you do find yourself facing a personal injury there is
help available. You should seek medical help so that there is a
record of any treatment you have received via to your personal
injury and then enlist the help of a trained professional to get
your claim underway.

About the Author: Helen Cox is the web master of Accident
Consult, specialists in Personal Injury


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