Oakwood’s brain injury compensation solicitors in London helped Mrs J make a claim for compensation after she sustained a head injury in a public place. Mrs J was awarded over £2000.00.
Mrs J was 71 when she sustained a nasty injury to the head. Mrs J was in the chemists when a shelf fell down and landed on her head. As a result of this accident Mrs J sustained an injury to her head.
The chemists had public liability insurance so thankfully Mrs J was able to make a claim for compensation. Oakwood Solicitors represented Mrs J and she was awarded the total of £2400.00 to compensate her for the injury she sustained.
Everybody’s circumstances are different. There is no set amount of compensation for each type of accident in a public place. The amount of compensation you receive following your accident will depend on multiple factors the most common of which are:
? The nature and severity of the injuries you have suffered; you are more likely to get a higher rate of compensation for injuries such as broken bones and scarring than you are for bruising and soft tissue damage.
? The amount you earn; the more you earn the more you have lost out on. Therefore if you are in a higher paid job you will be entitled to higher rate of compensation to reimburse you for your loss of earnings.
? The amount of time you have spent rehabilitating; the longer you have had to have of work the more earnings you will have lost out on therefore compensation for loss of earnings will be higher. If you have had to spend a long time recovering from an accident and you have been suffering during that time you may get a higher rate of compensation for the prolonged period of suffering.
If you have had a head or brain injury and you think you are entitled to compensation Oakwood’s expert and professional solicitors in London will be able to offer you the best advice.
All public places have a duty to ensure that any area used by the public is safe and free from hazards. Failure to do so can result in an accident occurring. Compensation will not make the injuries go away but it can help you come to terms with the accident.
Don?t be apprehensive about making a claim following an accident in a public place. Owners of premises and properties that are regularly visited by the public are required under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 to take reasonable care to ensure their premises are safe. If this duty is being breached either by the negligence of the business or its members of staff then an accident could occur. If this has happened to you you should seek compensation if you have sustained any injuries as a result. The claim will be dealt with by the insurance company that has provided them with public liability cover; more often than not these claims are settled out of court and the compensation is paid quickly directly from the insurers.
If you have suffered a brain injury and you need advice about claiming compensation call Oakwood Solicitors in London today on 0844 499 9302.