Values, Compensation Claims, the Internet and You

February 19th, 2014

We can all agree that the law is a set of values and these values glue society together. It allows people not to trample on the freedoms of other people and those who deserve recompense for other people who overstep their bounds are given their due. However, UK’s legal system seems to only work for those who can manipulate the system.

When you want to manipulate a system, every component holds value and these values and the knowledge of these values makes them easy to manipulate with the right motivators. These create loopholes in laws that allows individuals, groups or companies to use them to their advantage.

For example, in a no win no fee claim a party could claim they have emotional damages. If they can pay the medical professional to create a report indicating possible emotional troubles due to an accident, then it all goes by the law. The hard part is that being a medical professional, nobody can disprove the medical professional’s claims.

The internet is also a way to abuse the legal system. Captured videos of accidents could be uploaded and made viral. One can easily edit videos, or even simulate entire accidents to get compensation. Sure, a car could be quite costly, but if people pull it off right, it can serve as evidence that gives them a reason to claim compensation for minor injuries and car repairs.

This is why the legal system in the UK, while having great benefits, is prone to abuse. With technological advancements and elaborate schemes, people who deserve the compensation they deserve end up getting nothing at all.

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The Basics of Making a Compensation Claim

March 11th, 2013

A victim makes a compensation claim to receive compensation for the injuries and other losses an offender caused through an accident. It is not difficult to make a compensation claim, but it takes a bit of effort to collect the right evidences needed as victims have the burden of proof. Here are a few things to remember.

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1. Get a Compensation Solicitor or Personal Injury Lawyer
In certain countries, a small injury goes a long way, both in consequence and in compensation. If you had a simple injury yet you suffered great consequences because of it, you must get a compensation claim solicitor or personal injury lawyer to help you. Their knowledge and experience in personal injury will help make your claim faster.

2. Evidences
After your accident, have yourself a medical check-up from a medical professional or hospital. The medical professional can indicate the type of pain or suffering that you are experiencing and the prognosis of your injury’s future. These include the symptoms you could suffer in the future, the injury’s permanent effects, the medical operations and prescriptions needed etc.

To prove that another party injured you, you’ll need at least a footage of how the accident happened or a police/authority report about the circumstance. Witness statements are also effective in proving your offender’s liabilities.

3. Miscellaneous Damages
Aside from your medical and financial losses because of the accident, you have the right to claim for miscellaneous damages, which includes loss of consortium, disadvantage on the open labour market, emotional trauma, psychological damages and etc. However, these would be difficult if your medical professional does not indicate the possible damages to your career or lifestyle and without the help of a compensation claims solicitor or personal injury lawyer.

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