Compensation for Bruising

Foreword to Bruising Injury Claims

Bruising injury claims enable you to recover compensation when you have sustained a serious bruise in an accident for which somebody else was primarily to blame. Irrespective of how your injury was sustained, by making a successful claim for a bruising injury you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time of your accident, the effect that the bruise has on your quality of life and any financial consequences of being incapacitated by a bruising injury.

How to Make Bruising Injury Claims

Bruising injury claims have to show that you have sustained an injury which resulted in a bruise and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained a bruising injury can be proven by your medical records, but establishing that a third party is responsible for the bruising 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 bruising injury claim. At a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from your original injury, 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 bruises.

Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making bruising injury claims for compensation with a solicitor as soon as practically possible. A solicitor will assess your claim for a bruising injury, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your bruising injury claim and advise you if you have a claim for bruising injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.

Compensation Settlements for Bruising Injury Claims

How much compensation for a bruising injury you will be entitled to receive will depend on your own personal circumstances. A solicitor will calculate the value of your bruising 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 bruise developing.

As mentioned above, the effect that the consequences of your accident have on your quality of life will also be taken into account when compiling a claim for bruising injury compensation along with your lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks while still suffering from the effects of the original injury. Any quantifiable psychological consequences of the accident which led to your bruise developing – for example any confidence issues you may have in the future due to the nature of your accident – will also be integrated into your bruising injury claim.

You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to your accident and injury when making a claim for bruising injury compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention following your accident and bruising injury, to additional transport costs if you are unable to drive while recovering from your original injury. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for bruising injury compensation – including overtime and pension contributions.

“No Win, No Fee” Claims for a Bruising Injury

Provided that your solicitor believes there is a strong likelihood of your claim for bruising injury compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your bruising injury claim on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This usually means that, should you lose your claim for bruising injury compensation, you will not owe your solicitor for their legal fees and, when your bruising 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 bruising 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 bruising 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 bruising injury prior to accepting your case.

Bruising Injury Claims Legal Advice

It is in your best interests to obtain professional bruising injury claims legal advice at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for bruising injury compensation are the same – even when the location and visibility of the bruise are the same – and to delay speaking with a solicitor about your individual circumstances could handicap the collection of evidence in support of your bruising injury claim and affect how much compensation for a bruising injury you receive.

Consequently, we invite you to call our freephone Free Advice Line and discuss the circumstances of your bruise 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 bruising injury compensation. Our solicitors will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making bruising injury claims and help you to decide whether you have a claim for bruising injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.


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