A recent survey has found that 44% of people who have sustained personal injury due to someone else’s negligence do not claim compensation. This is in direct contrast to the media’s perception that the there is a growing compensation and “blame” culture in Britain.
The survey also found that 37% of people would be put off by making a claim for compensation as they would be scared of the amount they may be charged in legal fees. This is despite the fact that over 60% of the general public think it is important that people have the right to claim compensation when they have been injured and it wasn’t their fault.
These findings show that not enough people are coming forward to get the justice they deserve when they have sustained injuries as a result of someone else’s failings. Not only that, but further findings from the survey showed that over half of those injured had to change and adapt their lives as a result of their injuries.
Accident victims need to be made aware of their rights to compensation, to not only compensate them for the pain and suffering they have endured, but to also refund them for financial losses they, or loved ones, may have sustained as result of their accident. This includes losses from being unable to work, as well as having to spend out for extra care and assistance. Making a claim for compensation also identifies dangers and helps improve health and safety, meaning that hopefully someone else does not sustain injury in a similar accident.
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Freeclaim Solicitors are specialist personal injury solicitors. We have many years experience helping clients claim compensation following an accident. At Freeclaim, we know how difficult is can be for accident victims, that’s why we make the claims process as easy and hassle free as possible for our clients.
All our claims are also taken on a no win no fee basis. This means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you don’t have to pay us a penny, so there’s no financial risk to you.
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault and you want to know if you can claim compensation, call us today on 0800 612 7340 to speak with one of our specialist solicitors. All enquiries are free with no obligation, and are 100% confidential.
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Published: 13th May 2013