Can I claim scooter accident compensation if I broke my leg and was unable to work for weeks?
You may be able to claim scooter accident compensation for your not only your broken leg but the fact that you were forced to stay away from work if the accident was caused by the negligence of a third party. A number of elements must be considered to establish how much compensation you may be entitled to and you would be well advised to speak with a solicitor at the first practical opportunity to assist in determining the viability of your case.
Because the injury you sustained was a serious one, it can be assumed that an ambulance was called to the scene and that the details of your broken leg were submitted into your medical records, which will be a useful source of evidence to support your claim for scooter accident compensation. There are other procedures that could have been taken to further support your claim; the gathering of any witness information, for example, or taking photographs at the scene. If you were unable to carry out these procedures, the assistance of an experienced solicitor becomes more necessary.
It may be the case that the negligent party in your accident admits liability and their insurance company may approach you directly with an early, unsolicited offer of scooter accident compensation. Should such an offer be proposed, it is recommended that you refer it immediately to an experienced solicitor who can advise whether it is a reasonable and accurate reflection of your injury and the effect it has had on your life. Since you were unable to work for several weeks following the accident, your compensation settlement should account for your loss of income. Unsolicited offers from insurers will potentially not include this important factor, and once you accept compensation from an insurance company you cannot return to ask for more if it proves to be an insufficient amount.
Therefore, it would certainly be in your best interests to consult a solicitor about your scooter accident compensation claim. Your solicitor would be in the best position to ensure that every element of your claim is accounted for, the pain and suffering experienced, any negative impact the injury has had on your quality of life and your loss of earnings.