Other Sources Of Personal Injury Compensation
The most common way of pursuing compensation is to claim against a defendant via their insurance company.
But that is not the only way of making a claim for compensation – check below to see if any of the alternative ways of making a claim might apply to your case.
Disclaimer: This guide outlines general topics you should be thinking about if you want to make a personal injury claim. But it is not legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should contact a specialist personal injury solicitor for guidance on your specific circumstances.
Could You Be Eligible For Other Sources Of Personal Injury Compensation?
Making a regular personal injury claim is not the only way to get compensation for an accident. Government and other agencies run schemes to compensate victims of certain types of accidents. You should find out if your injury is eligible for compensation under a government scheme.
Suing the defendant in a personal injury claim – that’s the most popular way to be compensated for an injury that wasn’t your fault.
But it’s not the only option.
Depending on the nature of your injury or your situation, you might be entitled to compensation from other sources.
Here is a list of schemes that you might be able to make a claim from:
- If your injuries were caused by a crime, you can make a claim for criminal injuries compensation.
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit can be claimed for a range of industrial diseases including asbestosis, asthma and vibration white finger.
- If you developed HIV while being treated for haemophilia, you may be entitled to compensation.
- If you have suffered due to vaccination problems, you may be entitled to a payment.
These are just a few examples – there may be other schemes you are eligible for.
Even if you can’t make a compensation claim in the usual way, there may be other options out there that you don’t know about. If you have an injury, get in touch with a solicitor with experience in personal injury law.
They’ll advise you about the range of options that are available to you.
The above article is part of our guide on how to make a personal injury claim in Northern Ireland.
If you are thinking about making a personal injury claim, you should get in touch with a Northern Ireland personal injury solicitor who will help you assess the strength of your case.
If you have any questions, you are very welcome to get in touch.
All the best,
The Team @ Lightlaw
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