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Am I Entitled To Personal Injury Compensation?

Dec 20, 2007
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.

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.
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Helen Cox is the web master of Accident Consult, specialists in Personal Injury
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