Claim for a Construction Trench Accident

I broke my leg at work and would like to know what a potential claim for a construction trench accident may be worth?

The amount of compensation you receive for a successful claim for a construction trench accident depends on the location and extent of your injuries and the circumstances surrounding the incident such as the pain and trauma suffered from the accident. No two claims are the same and the compensation awarded will differ depending on the impact the injury has on your personal life.

Solicitors will also take into account age and general state of health prior to the accident when evaluating your claim for a construction trench accident as well as any emotional trauma suffered. You should be aware that it may be possible to recover any expenses incurred as a direct result of your injury such as medical expenses or a loss of earnings too.

If you intend to claim compensation for emotional trauma it is advised that you maintain a diary to record how the injury has affected your life, such as being unable to attend social events or partake in hobbies that may leave you depressed and frustrated.

Once you have received medical attention it would be in your best interest to speak with a personal injury claims solicitor. In an incident such as this, the insurance company of your employer may approach you with a direct offer of compensation. Often this upfront free is less than what you would receive if you pursued the claim for a construction trench accident through conventional means. Thus all such offers should be referred to your personal injury solicitor, they will know the potential value of your claim and will be able to advise if you risk being undercompensated for your injury by accepting an early offer of compensation.

An experienced personal injury solicitor will have dealt with a scenario such as this before and will ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to for your claim for a construction trench accident.


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