The way in which a compensation claim for personal injury is dealt with can often depend on who suffered the injury or illness.
Perhaps you are a soldier, who suffered serious injuries while in combat? A farm worker, who was exposed to harmful chemicals while spraying the fields? Or an elderly lady, who suffered neglect in a care home?
While the general principles of personal injury law will apply to all of these cases, there will be some differences in the way they are approached.
Additional rules apply to all claims for compensation involving the military, while health and safety issues are very important in dealing with agricultural accidents. When it comes to dealing with vulnerable adults, such as the frail elderly, then questions of mental capability sometimes arise. In such cases it can be necessary to appoint a trusted family member or friend to bring the personal injury claim on their behalf.
Other people who might be affected by special issues when making a compensation claim include:
If you have suffered a personal injury or illness that was not your fault, our accident compensation lawyers can advise you on the best way to make a claim.
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