Compensation matters it makes a difference to quality of life.
It is a fact that accidents and personal injury including abuse and sexual assault can have a big impact, Physically and Psychologically.
Compensation matters – it makes a real difference to ordinary people’s lives. It has been suggested that it is morally reprehensible to sue for compensation. The impression is often that those injured are not genuine or making unjustified, unsubstantiated claims.
A small number of fraudulent RTA claims has tarnished peoples perceptions, their view often changes when they or a close friend or family member is the innocent victim of an accident which changes their lives.
Imagine if you have a serious injury which means you can no longer do your job. Just think how you would feel if you were the innocent victim of say a negligent employer who failed to guard a machine and you loose the use of your dominant hand. Your earning potential has been significantly reduced. If you are lucky enough to receive sick pay that will often only last 6 months at full pay then 6 months at half pay, but then what?
Or your Teenage son suffers a head injury in a car accident where he was an innocent passenger in a vehicle struck by a drunk driver and now needs 24/7 care.
Accidents can be life changing events, a head injury, losing a limb, losing your sight, enduring a spinal injury are all catastrophic and have a massive impact on you and your loved ones.
Rehabilitation is instrumental in making a good recovery after an injury. If it is started early and there is a full and comprehensive plan rehabilitation enables the best physical and emotional recovery possible.
It is easy for the injured person to be overcome by depression and to be unable to cope with changed circumstances. Help is not always on hand via the NHS and where it is there are often long waiting lists, this delay can hinder the speed and level of any recovery. Early rehabilitation is the platform for the injured person to get their life back on track.
Where the injury is non fault and is caused by the negligence of another there are many types of claim where the injured person can then seek compensation to enable them to get their life back on track.
Following a catastrophic injury life will never be the same but can be made easier by the compensation for care, services, rehabilitation, wheelchairs or false limbs or adaptation of property. The state equivalent is often inferior and puts an un-necessary drain on Local Authority’s budgets. The cost should be met by the negligent insurer, not the tax payer.
Compensation is often the only way to get the best recovery and the fullest life possible. It takes the strain off the state and puts it squarely on to the insurers of those who are to blame. The insurers after all received premiums to cover the exact event which they are making a compensation payment for.
Compensation allows a quality of life where often it would be diminished, it makes a real difference.
We should not judge those who make a claim or believe the hype in the media about the morality of doing so. A genuine claim can make a genuine difference.