Our chests contain some of the most vital parts of our bodies from organs such as the heart and lungs to important muscles, arteries, veins and bones. The chest is protected by the rib cage, however, where the rib cage is damaged not only is it very painful but it also exposes the bodily parts that it houses to injury which could cause significant problems and discomfort. If you suffer any such injury at the hands of a third party, albeit by accident, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation if that party owed you a duty of care.
Chest Injury Compensation
A personal injury solicitor** in Aberdeen will be able to help you determine and prove whether a duty of care was owed. This will be easier in some cases where there will be an established duty of case such as road users to each other (where the chest has been injured following a road traffic accident) and employers to their employers (where the chest has been injured during the course of employment).
Make a Claim for a Chest Injury
A personal injury solicitor** in Aberdeen will also be able to claim, on your behalf, the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to. The actual amount awarded by the courts or in a settlement between the parties and their solicitors** (how most compensation claims are settled), will depend on the seriousness of the injury. When determining this sum the amount that will be awarded will be adjusted to reflect any negligence on the part of the victim and the proportional degree of that negligence. For example, where the chest injury has followed a car accident and the claimant driver was on the phone or not wearing a seatbelt. Compensation will also be awarded for any consequential loss such as medical bills and any loss of income.
Any compensation claim following a chest injury should be made within three years of the date of the accident and any claim brought outside of this time will be time barred without the permission of the court, which will only be granted in very limited circumstances.
Chest Injury Lawyers Aberdeen
If you have been injured then you need to make sure that you choose personal injury solicitors** you can depend on.
Call us on 01224432776 or from you mobile 03300290567 Alternatively, you can contact us online to find out more.
*Other costs may be payable
**TAC have a team of technical claims qualifiers who will speak with you and if you have, in our opinion, a valid claim we can refer your case to one of the personal injury solicitors on our panel.