People choose to make a personal injury claim for a variety of reasons. Most people simply want justice for what happened to them, while others need to recover the financial losses that they have sustained because of their accident.

Below, we have provided three reasons people make claims, to help you decide what you want from your personal injury compensation claim going forwards.

  1. A fair pay-out

All most people want from their claim is a fair pay-out. That is, a level of compensation that is fair and proportionate to their level of pain and suffering, and their recovery period.

The good news is that providing it can be proven that the other side was responsible for the accident which caused your injuries, you will have a strong claim. This means that you should be able to put forward a higher settlement demand. However, the amount you can claim depends on the extent of your injuries, and how your injuries have and will affect your life. The worse your injuries are, then the more compensation you can expect. To find out more about this, visit

  1. Justice

Justice can come in many forms. In personal injury law, justice for most people is being paid compensation for their troubles. However, there is another side to justice, and that is bringing those accountable for your injuries to account. For example, if you have been in an accident at work, and your employer has shown no remorse or compassion since, then you may wish to bring them to account to answer for their actions.

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However, personal injury claims do not give you ‘true’ justice, since the claim is usually between an insurer and an insurer, or you and an insurer, and not necessarily the guilty party up front. This means that the other party will not be in direct contact with you, unless you go to court, in which case the other side may be summoned.

  1. Recovering Financial Losses

Lastly, one of the reasons why many people make a personal injury claim is because they have suffered financially since their accident. For these people, making a claim usually goes against their outlook on life. However, compensation is there for you, and especially so if you have suffered financially because of your accident. So, if you are struggling to make ends meet since having an accident, then you should consider making a claim.

With a personal injury claim, you can claim back lost income including overtime, any income support you have lost out on, and you can also claim back any relevant out of pocket expenses, such as travel expenses and medical expenses.