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