Why should you make a personal injury claim following a road traffic accident?

After a road traffic accident (RTA), claiming personal injury compensation might be the furthest thing from your mind.

This is understandable, especially if you need your car to get to work and take your kids to school, and it’s going to be off-the-road for a significant length of time.

In addition, if you’ve suffered an injury, you might also be prioritising focusing on your recovery, especially if you’re unable to get to work as a result.

While claiming compensation can still carry some negative connotations, it isn’t the taboo it perhaps once was. And in any case, why shouldn’t you claim compensation if your life has been changed through the actions of another driver and you’re entitled to it?

Money isn’t everything, but it can help you

Should you suffer severe, life-changing injuries in an RTA, winning a significant amount of money through a compensation claim isn’t going to change that. But it can make a difference, and a compensation claim might even be able to help you in the long run.

Here are some reasons you should consider making a personal injury claim after an RTA.

Help with money

While money isn’t everything, it’s undoubtedly one of the things you’re likely to be worrying about if your injuries mean you’re unable to work.

The financial help from your personal injury claim could range from covering a couple of weeks off work immediately following the accident to a significant payout should you be unable to return to work for an extended period.

Sometimes, you’ll also be able to claim things like lost earnings as interim payments, avoiding being out of pocket potentially for months while your claim is settled.

A potentially faster recovery

Depending on the nature of your injuries, you might be able to access treatment quicker by going private rather than waiting for an NHS appointment. If the party against whom you’re claiming admits liability early, it may be possible to arrange for their insurer to cover the costs of private and specialist medical appointments to get you back on the road to recovery quicker.

Insurers may be keen to help facilitate this because if quicker treatment helps to improve your injury prognosis, that would potentially reduce the compensation they need to pay you.

It gets you justice and makes the most of a bad situation

We’re not saying that money 100% makes right of the situation you find yourself in. Still, it at least recognises that it’s through no fault of your own and means you’ve been compensated for what you’ve been through.

Ultimately, you can’t change the fact that the accident happened or its consequences. You might as well look to claim the compensation you’re entitled to so you get the help and support you need to enable you to deal with any other changes the RTA has brought to your life.

Injured in an RTA? LawPlus can help

If you’ve been injured in an RTA, our team of personal injury specialists are waiting to hear from you. We understand that you’re going through a stressful time and take a sympathetic approach that aims to keep everything as simple as possible and get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact us now for a free, no-obligation review of your potential personal injury claim.

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