Introduction to Abdominal Injury Claims
Abdominal injury claims enable you to recover compensation when you have suffered an injury to your abdomen in an accident for which somebody else was primarily to blame. Irrespective of how your injury was sustained, by making a successful claim for an abdominal injury you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time of your accident, the effect that your injured abdominal has had on your quality of life and any financial consequences of being incapacitated by an abdominal injury.
Eligibility to Make Abdominal Injury Claims for Compensation
Abdominal injury claims have to show that an injury has been sustained to your abdomen and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained an abdominal injury can be proven by your medical records, but establishing that a third party is responsible for the damage to your abdomen 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 abdominal injury claim. At a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from your injured abdomen, 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 your abdominal injury.
Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making abdominal injury claims for compensation with a lawyer as soon as practically possible. A lawyer will assess your claim for an abdominal injury, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your abdominal injury claim and advise you if you have a claim for abdominal injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
How Much is my Claim for an Abdominal Injury Worth?
How much compensation for an abdominal injury you will be entitled to receive will depend on your own personal circumstances. A lawyer will calculate the value of your abdominal 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 abdomen.
As mentioned above, the effect that the damaged abdomen has on your quality of life will also be taken into account when compiling a claim for abdominal 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 injured abdomen – for example any confidence issues you may have in the future due to the nature of your abdominal accident – will also be integrated into your abdominal injury claim.
You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to your abdominal injury when making a claim for abdominal injury compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention following your accident and abdominal injury, to additional transport costs if you are unable to drive while recovering from an injured abdomen. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for abdominal injury compensation – including overtime and pension contributions.
“Contingency Fee” Abdominal Injury Claims for Compensation
Provided that your lawyer believes there is a strong likelihood of your claim for abdominal injury compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your abdominal injury claim on a “Contingency Fee” basis. This usually means that, should you lose your claim for abdominal injury compensation, you will not owe your lawyer for their legal fees and, when your abdominal injury claim is successful, you will retain 100 percent of your compensation settlement.
However, not all lawyers offer “Contingency Fee” abdominal 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 abdominal injury compensation be unsuccessful and you become liable for the defendant´s legal fees. Your lawyer should explain the exact terms and conditions of a “Contingency Fee” abdominal injury claim prior to accepting your claim.
Free Legal Advice about Abdominal Injury Claims Without Obligation
It is in your best interests to seek professional legal advice about abdominal injury claims at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for abdominal injury compensation are the same – even when the nature and severity of the damage to your abdomen are the same – and to delay speaking with a lawyer about your individual circumstances could handicap the collection of evidence in support of your abdominal injury claim and affect how much compensation for an abdominal injury you receive.
Consequently, we invite you to call our freephone service and discuss the circumstances of your abdominal injury with an experienced lawyer. There is no charge for this service and you will not be placed under any pressure to proceed with a claim for abdominal injury compensation. Our lawyers will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making abdominal injury claims and help you to decide whether you have a claim for abdominal injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.