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Wednesday, 01 October 2014

Make a claim that will count

HAVE you been injured in an accident? Then you, you will know that personal injury can have serious consequences on your own and your family’s lives.

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experT HELP Lindsey Bayles, accident claims specialist

The effects of any accident can be serious, both for your family and social lives. If you happen to be self-employed, you may lose your livelihood and it may not be possible for you to take care of your family.

Although there has been a lot of hype recently about people claiming compensation for their injuries. Statistics show that many people suffer injury following an accident but do not consider claiming compensation. Of those injured at work, many decide not to pursue a claim against their employer because they are concerned that their employer will personally have to pay their compensation. However, most employers will be insured to cover such cases and by law they should have Employers’ Liability insurance.

If you have an accident that is someone else’s fault, the other party’s insurers must compensate you for your loss of income, your disability, any cost of home help or carers and lost pension income, if appropriate.

Even if you have your own legal expenses insurance, you will usually be able to choose a local solicitor to deal with your claim. Ideally, when you have been injured in an accident, the other party’s insurers would pay all of the compensation that you are entitled to. This is often not the case and it is therefore important that you have proper expert advice. Many solicitors will deal with your claim on a no-win-no fee basis.

If you have suffered an accident that wasn’t your fault, turn to Poole Townsend for expert, local, legal advice. Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter. Visit our website at: www.pooletownsend.co.uk/notyourfault

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