The pandemic has been a time when life has been completely changed. For nearly two years, we have been protecting our families and loved ones from Covid-19 by staying at home. It’s important that you play your part when it comes to the safety of everyone around you. Now that lockdown is easing, you may be going back outside to enjoy summer. However, if you ended up experiencing a personal injury during the lockdown, you may feel concerned that you are still unable to get the help that you need. We understand your concerns. Right now, hospitals are focused on patients with Covid-19, therefore you may be worried that you will not receive the treatment needed to help you recover. First things first, don’t panic! Gowing Law Solicitors can help you during this difficult time.
If you’re thinking about making a personal injury claim, our law firm can help you, Not only can we provide you support, we can make sure that you get the highest pay-out possible to ensure that you are suitably compensated for your injuries. Call Gowing Law Solicitors today on 0800 041 8350 or click on the button below:
What counts as a personal injury?
No one likes getting hurt or suffering from a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence. After all, you did not ask to be hurt. However, sometimes you may have just been in the wrong place at the wrong time. That’s why you ended up getting injured and now need to take time to recover from your injuries. Personal injuries can include:
- Scrapes, cuts and lacerations
- Internal and external bleeding
- Broken bones
- Damage to vision or hearing
- Paralysis or spine damage
- Loss of limb
Of course, these are only a few examples of the type of damages that you could encounter due to someone else’s negligence. You can only make a personal injury claim if the damages were not your own fault. If you can prove this, you can claim for more than just physical damages. You can also claim for emotional and financial damages, as well as for any losses of opportunity or damages to your property. This can all add to your compensation. So, make sure to let your solicitor know as much as possible about what happened during your accident!
Who can I make a personal injury claim against?
If you got hurt in a public space, and it was due to someone else’s negligence, it is very likely that you will be eligible for compensation. As for who was responsible for your accident, every situation is going to be different. For instance, if you got hurt in a shop, it’s going to be the responsibility of the shop owner to pay for your compensation. However, there are other people who could be responsible for your accident. This includes:
- Salon owners
- Local government
- Repair Workers
- Vehicle drivers
These are only a few examples of who could be responsible for your damages. Each personal injury is going to be different, therefore it’s crucial that you speak to your solicitor to find out who was at fault. Each owner of a public area owes their visitors/clients a “duty of care”. That means they are responsible for the safety of those who enter their premises. Speak to your solicitor if you feel concerned that you are unsure about who is responsible for your injuries. They can help you.
What sort of personal injuries could I have suffered from during the pandemic?
As it is most likely that you have been spending time at home during the pandemic, there is more chance that you will get hurt at home rather than outside in a public environment. However, now that regulations are lifting, you may find that there are public environments that have new social-distancing rules enforced in them. Honestly, the type of personal injuries that you could suffer from when visiting a public space have not changed.
Overall, you could be inflicted by a public injury if the environment is messy, in a state of disrepair or employs negligent staff. The staff owe you a “duty of care” to ensure your safety throughout this difficult time. That means if you do get hurt, they need to help you as quickly as possible. That way you can receive the help you need to ensure that your wounds are tended to. You should go to hospital to receive medical care.
What should I do if I suffer from a personal injury during the pandemic?
The most important thing that you can do if you suffer a personal injury during the pandemic is to not panic. You have to remember that getting an injury during the pandemic will not change the outcome or the help that you need. The first thing you should do is alert staff members that you have been hurt in an accident on their premises. One of the staff members may know first aid. They will also alert management and ensure that the injury is written down in the work accident book. From there, if you are not too badly injured, you should start collecting evidence for your case. This can include:
It’s important that you collect as much evidence as possible. That way you can show that you are not exaggerating your case! However, if your injuries are severe then you may need to wait to collect your evidence until after you have been assessed by a doctor. That way they can ensure that your wounds don’t get any worse. Instead, they can help you get better before you start to focus on your claims case. If you decide to proceed with a personal injury claim, you should speak with a solicitor from Gowing Law Solicitors. They can help you organize your evidence and speak to the third party (responsible for your accident) on your behalf. That way a settlement agreement can be sorted and you can receive the compensation that you deserve.
How much compensation will I get from a personal injury claim?
The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the extent of your injuries, the negligence of the other party and whether or not you experienced any other types of damages. These damages may include emotional and damages, losses of opportunity and any damages to your property. You need to provide evidence for all of these damages. So, keep that in mind when you make your claim. With that said, the best way to get an estimate about the amount of compensation you could be owed is to speak to your solicitor. They can calculate your damages and let you know how much you could receive as a pay-out. Speak to Gowing Law Solicitors to find out more about the compensation you could be owed!
Start your personal injury claim with Gowing Law Solicitors now!
If you’re thinking about making a personal injury claim, you should speak to an experienced solicitor to help you claim your compensation. Gowing Law’s experienced specialists are here to help you do just that. They can provide you with free advice and consultations to get you started. If you are happy to move forward with your claim, they can offer you their services on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means you will always come out on top and will never have to pay any hidden fees. So, there should be nothing stopping you from getting in touch with our team of lawyers.
Contact Gowing Law Solicitors today by calling 0800 041 8350, emailing email@example.com or by using our claims checker Feel free to ask any questions to your solicitor. They would be more than happy to provide you with personalized advice about your case.
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