Wednesday 26 August 2015

Personal injury – Why you should not feel bad about making a claim

Making a personal injury claim can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially if you have suffered a life-changing or otherwise serious injury.

If you are injured as a result of an accident that was somebody else’s fault, you will usually be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Garden House Solicitors of Hertfordshire
Article by
Julie Retallick
The legal profession and society in general is often accused of promoting a ‘compensation culture’. However, the simple truth is that if you suffer a loss or damage because of somebody else’s actions, you would expect them to compensate you. For example, if a neighbour threw a ball through your window by accident and broke it, you would expect them to pay for it to be repaired. The same principle applies to making a personal injury claim. It is a means of ensuring that your suffering and financial losses are both recognised and properly compensated.

It might seem difficult if the party responsible for your injury is somebody you have a good relationship with, such as an employer, and you do not want to upset that relationship. Whilst this is of course a factor to be considered, it should not put you off making a personal injury claim, particularly if you have suffered a serious injury. This is because your employer or the party responsible will usually be insured.

The reality is that accidents do happen and if you make a claim, you would only be claiming what you are legally entitled to.

Our clients have often told us in the past that when we obtain successful results for them, they feel that they have been provided with a sense of justice which allows them to move on in their lives.
If you or anybody you know has suffered an injury which was somebody else’s fault, do not hesitate to contact Julie Retallick by telephone on 01992 422128 or by email at

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Personal Injury Solicitors of Hertford

Tel: 01992 422128

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.

1 comment:

  1. A car accident attorney is a legally trained attorney, who assists people by advocating for them when they have been in a car accident. Car accidents are the biggest causes of personal injury in the United States.