What Are Bruise Injury Claims?
Bruise injury claims enable you to recover compensation when you have sustained a serious bruise in an accident for which somebody else was primarily to blame. Irrespective of how your injury was sustained, by making a successful claim for a bruise injury you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time of your accident, the effect that the bruise has had on your quality of life and the financial consequences of an often underrated injury.
Making Bruise Injury Claims for Compensation
Bruise injury claims have to show that an injury has been sustained which resulted in a bruise and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained a significant bruise injury can be proven by your medical records, but establishing that a third party caused your bruise injury through their negligent actions – or lack of actions – can often be more difficult.
Police reports or accident reports may need to be compiled and evidence gathered in support of your bruise injury claim. At a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from your injury, collecting evidence of negligence may not be something which is easy for you to do or should not be made a priority ahead of recovering from a potentially serious internal injury.
Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making bruise injury claims for compensation with a solicitor as soon as practically possible. A solicitor will assess your claim for a bruise injury, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your bruise injury claim and advise you whether you have a claim for bruise injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
How Much Can I Claim for a Bruise?
How much compensation for a bruise injury you will be entitled to receive will depend on your own personal circumstances. A solicitor will calculate the value of your bruise injury claim by considering the significance of your injury in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the accident which was responsible for the development of a bruise.
As mentioned above, the effect that a bruise makes to your quality of life will also be taken into account along with your lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks while still suffering from a serious bruise injury. Any quantifiable psychological consequences of your bruise injury accident – for example any confidence issues you may suffer due to the nature of your accident – will also be integrated into your bruise injury claim.
You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to your bruise injury when making a claim for bruise compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention for your bruise to additional transport costs because you are unable to drive while recovering from a serious internal injury. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for bruise injury compensation including overtime and pension contributions.
How Much do Bruise Injury Claims Cost to Make?
Provided your solicitor considers that there is a strong likelihood of your claim for bruise injury compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your bruise injury claim on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This usually means that should you lose your bruise injury claim you will not owe your solicitor for their legal fees and, if you win your claim for compensation, you will receive 100 percent of your compensation settlement.
However, not all solicitors offer “No Win, No Fee” bruise injury claims on the same basis, and it may be necessary for you to take out an insurance policy to protect yourself from potential financial exposure should your claim for bruise injury compensation be unsuccessful. Your solicitor should explain the exact terms and conditions to you prior to accepting your claim for bruise injury compensation.
Get Expert Legal Advice about Bruise Injury Claims
It is in your best interests to seek professional legal advice about bruise injury claims at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for bruise injury compensation are the same – even when the location and severity of the bruise are the same – and to delay speaking with a solicitor about your individual circumstances could handicap the collection of evidence in support of your bruise injury claim and how much compensation for a bruise injury you receive.
Consequently, we invite you to call our freephone service and discuss the circumstances of your bruise injury with an experienced solicitor. There is no charge for this service and you will not be placed under any pressure to proceed with a claim for bruise injury compensation. Our solicitors will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making a bruise injury claim and help you to decide whether you have a claim for bruise compensation which is worth your while to pursue.