Negligence destroys lives every day. We think it will not happen to us, but it can happen to anyone, and it could happen to you.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) began a campaign last year. The aim was to help people understand the difference a specialist personal injury solicitor, can make in rebuilding lives.
We have supported the campaign from the onset. We want to change the misconception that injured people are only interested in compensation payments. Those injured through no fault of their own should never have been injured in the first place. They have the right to rebuild their lives.
Some injuries can be minor, and recovery can take a few months. Yet, more serious cases can involve loss of limbs, brain or spinal injuries, or psychological trauma.
Recovery can take years and often results in a complete lifestyle change for the injured person. It also impacts their family and friends.
Compensation payments can go towards renovations to make a property suitable for a wheelchair user. A brain injury patient may need around-the-clock care or someone with a spinal injury could need specialist rehabilitation.
Your legal team will support you and take steps to ensure you can rebuild your life after your accident. We fight for your justice.
Research has shown that rehabilitation can help injured people recover quicker. Rehabilitation can take many forms; the list below is not exhaustive. These are a few ways compensation can secure the support the injured person needs for:
- Occupational therapy
- Neurological rehabilitation
- Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other psychological therapies
- Vocational therapy
- Speech and Language therapy
- Sports and recreational therapy
If liability is admitted then we can often secure an interim payment to cover the cost of care regimes, support programmes and accommodation needs.
Many people are reluctant to begin a claim for fear of upsetting an employer or jeopardising their career. Company loyalty or fear that a colleague could lose their job can prevent some from claiming for personal injury.
Remember that generally, you have three years from the date of an accident to claim although it is always best from an evidential point and from a rehabilitative perspective to commence the claim sooner rather than later.
It is compulsory for employers to have Employer’s Liability Insurance to cover these eventualities. Your employer must treat you fairly if you make a claim for an accident at work that was not your fault.
You have a right to claim compensation for any injury suffered or financial loss incurred because of the accident.
Phase two of APIL’s campaign will launch early next year. The aim is to ensure everyone understands that injured people need and deserve support and justice.
HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE FIGURES (UK 2019/20)
- 1.6 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
- 2,369 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2019)
- 142 workers killed at work (2020/21)
- 693,000 working people sustain an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey
- 65,427 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
- 38.8 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
- £16.2 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2018/19)
If you have pursued a claim through a solicitor and were unhappy with the outcome, there are options too.
People tend to assume that once you have settled a claim it is too late to reopen it. This is not true; we can act on your behalf to recover what you deserve.
We will take steps to transfer your previous solicitor’s file and can advise on whether you have a claim.
If you would like further information on any of these issues, contact us for a FREE no-obligation consultation. A qualified solicitor will respond to all queries.
Call – 03330 112732
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Website – nvlegal.co.uk
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