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Every year, over three million people are injured in accidents – at home, at work, in their cars or outdoors*. In many cases, someone else is at fault and victims have a right to compensation. This is also the case with a growing number of medical negligence claims.
Many people wrongly believe that if they make a claim for a Personal Injury, they will only be compensated for the injury itself. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, there are a number of things that can be included within a compensation claim to make you and your family’s lives easier:
Loss of earnings – If you have to give up work, reduce your hours or someone close to you has to take time off to help your recovery, you are entitled to claim for loss of earnings.
Additional expenses – If you or your family incur extra expenses, such as the cost of travel for a loved one to visit you in hospital or bus or train fares to attend appointments, these can be included in your claim.
Private medical care – If you can get faster or better treatment for your injuries privately, these costs can be recovered, giving you the best possible levels of care to aid your recovery.
House adaptations – If you need to make changes to your home such as installing a stair lift, widening doors for wheelchair access or you need to buy a new home to suit your particular needs; you can claim the costs back. This also includes any additional running costs, such as higher energy bills, or extra maintenance costs.
Equipment upgrades or replacements – Not only can you recover the cost of any specialist equipment you need in your home now; but you are also entitled to claim the cost of any necessary replacements or upgrades that will be required in the future.
If you or someone you know has been affected by a serious Personal Injury or has suffered due to medical negligence, our team of specialist solicitors at Novum Law in Newport can help. Please call us on 01986 216 964 or email: email@example.com for free, confidential advice.
*The Law Society