Foreword to Sprain Injury Claims
Sprain injury claims enable you to recover compensation when you have suffered a soft tissue injury 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 sprain injury you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time of your accident, the effect that your sprain has on your quality of life and any financial consequences of being incapacitated by a sprain injury.
How to Make Sprain Injury Claims
Sprain injury claims have to show that an injury has been sustained to the soft tissues and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained a sprain injury can be proven by your medical records, but establishing that a third party is responsible for the damage to your soft tissues 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 sprain injury claim. At a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from your sprain injury, collecting evidence of negligence may not be something which is easy for you to do and should not be made a priority before your have recovered from the damage to your soft tissues.
Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making sprain injury claims for compensation with a solicitor as soon as practically possible. A solicitor will assess your claim for a sprain injury, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your sprain injury claim and advise you if you have a claim for sprain injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
Compensation Settlements for Sprain Injury Claims
How much compensation for a sprain injury you will be entitled to receive will depend on your own personal circumstances. A solicitor will calculate the value of your sprain injury claim by considering the severity of your injury in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the accident which was responsible for the injury to your soft tissues.
As mentioned above, the effect that the damaged soft tissues has on your quality of life will also be taken into account when compiling a claim for sprain injury compensation along with your lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks while still suffering from a physical injury. Any quantifiable psychological consequences of the accident which led to your sprain – for example any confidence issues you may have in the future due to the nature of your sprain accident – will also be integrated into your sprain injury claim.
You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to your sprain injury when making a claim for sprain injury compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention following your accident and sprain injury, to additional transport costs if you are unable to drive while recovering from damaged soft tissues. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for sprain injury compensation – including overtime and pension contributions.
“No Win, No Fee” Claims for a Sprain Injury
Provided that your solicitor believes there is a strong likelihood of your claim for sprain injury compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your sprain injury claim on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This usually means that, should you lose your claim for sprain injury compensation, you will not owe your solicitor for their legal fees and, when your sprain injury claim is successful, you will retain 100 percent of your compensation settlement.
However, not all solicitors offer “No Win, No Fee” claims for a sprain injury 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 sprain injury compensation be unsuccessful and you become liable for the defendant´s legal fees. Your solicitor should explain the exact terms and conditions of a “No Win, No Fee” claim for a sprain injury prior to accepting your case.
Sprain Injury Claims Legal Advice
It is in your best interests to obtain professional sprain injury claims legal advice at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for sprain injury compensation are the same – even when the location of the sprain and severity of the damage to your soft tissues are the same – and to delay speaking with a solicitor about your individual circumstances could handicap the collection of evidence in support of your sprain injury claim and affect how much compensation for a sprain injury you receive.
Consequently, we invite you to call our freephone service and discuss the circumstances of your sprain 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 sprain injury compensation. Our solicitors will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making sprain injury claims and help you to decide whether you have a claim for sprain injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.