What compensation am I entitled to?

This article was published on: 06/23/15

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An injury, needlessly caused by someone else, can cause personal stress, pain and financial losses – something which a lot of people quite rightly feel they should be entitled to claim compensation for.

How much compensation you should receive, largely depends on the nature of the injury. Things that are taken into account include the severity, liability and the resulting recovery time and financial losses incurred as a result of your accident. For example, if, after being involved in an accident, you needed to take a week off work, you should receive a compensation amount akin to your loss of earnings, whereas a victim of a severe car accident which has brought about lifelong disabilities could expect to receive a significantly higher amount, based on the serious nature of their injuries.

Upon submission of a claim, one of our expert personal injury solicitors will go through every detail of the accident and record the financial losses you’ve suffered as a result of your injury. You may not think about it at the time, but an injury can cost you a lot more than missed wages. For example, missed opportunities due to the injury can lead to losses, including potential new roles at work, pay rises and promotions.

Partner at Scott Rees & Co and Head of the Employment and Public Liability department, Claire Campbell, believes many people underestimate just how much an injury can cost them in the long run. Speaking about the impact an injury can have on a victim’s life, she says: “Unfortunately, most people believe an injury will not go onto affect them as much as it can do. In my time working within the legal profession, I have represented people who have, as a result of an accident, been required to take on-going medication and will possibly experience constant pain for the rest of their lives. As a result they may have no other option but to be referred to pain management specialists for advice and alternative therapies where no other surgical treatment can remedy their pain. Without compensation, covering the cost of their own care and possible rehabilitation could force them into incredible financial hardship. There are options available but unfortunately very often not through the NHS. Claiming the costs of rehabilitation or private treatment could assist improvement in their condition and/or recovery if appropriate. There are still some people who would believe the insurer-led propaganda that claiming compensation for an injury caused by an act of negligence is wrong.”

At Scott Rees & Co we are extremely thorough when it comes to examining a claim and we will ensure that everything that can be done, in order to help our clients get the justice that they deserve, will be.

Over the past 23 years we have become one of the leading firms in the North West when it comes to personal injury and Claire goes on to explain how the approach used at Scott Rees & Co makes all of the difference, saying: “Our approach to our work is completely ‘client-centred’, where customer service and going that extra mile, is a minimum expectation, rather than an added extra. It is our aim to ensure that all of our clients are looked after and receive the care and rehabilitation they need to recover from their injuries. At the same time we handle all aspects of a client’s claim to ensure that when all is said and done, we get them a settlement that will cover the cost of their care as well as help get them back to living their lives in the way that they choose to.”

Specialist medical professionals are used at Scott Rees & Co to get a complete picture of  a client’s injury and to advise on any care you may need to recover and beyond. If you have a serious injury you can be rest assured that Scott Rees & Co will support you from day one and ensure you receive the very best care and attention.

Chris Walker, who is also a Partner at the firm, as well as the Head of our Catastrophic and Serious injury department, puts the emphasis on client care when it comes to the compensation claim process, as opposed to the money that can be earned from a settlement. He said: “We pride ourselves on offering the highest standards when it comes to client care. As a leader within the personal injury profession, we have access to the best medical experts across the country allowing us to ensure that we can help our clients through each step of the recovery process from diagnosis to full recovery. Our client’s recovery is our number one priority, which is why we adopt a hands-on approach to every case that we take on.”

Indeed, Scott Rees & Co’s commitment to making sure the client is looked after throughout the claim process is recognised by the fact that we are the highest rated solicitor in the Skelmersdale area with close to 50 reviews on Google.

We cover all areas of personal injury, including medical negligence, road traffic accidents, catastrophic injuries and accidents in the workplace. We also have a comprehensive Knowledge Centre, covering questions frequently asked by our clients such as ‘how much compensation you can expect to receive?’ and ‘how long a typical case should take to complete?’.

Chris Parlour, who is the Web and Marketing Coordinator at Scott Rees & Co, states that “There’s a lot of ambiguity when it comes to making a personal injury claim and we have gone go great lengths to add content to our website to help educate clients on how the compensation claim process works.”

“It is important to understand that there is more to a compensation claim than the money that can be received as a settlement, especially when it comes to more serious injury, where lengthy periods of rehabilitation and care are required. The message we want to put across through our website and through all of our other marketing channels is that we are here to help and support you through these tough periods and get you back on your feet.” Have you had an accident recently that wasn’t your fault? Do you think you might be entitled to make a claim for compensation? Why not give us a call today for free, impartial advice by calling 01695 7222 222.