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Injury To The Senses Bradford
Any loss to the senses, be it your eye sight, hearing, sense of touch, taste or smell can be life changing. If this loss has been caused by an accident or the negligence of a third party then the victim could be entitled to bring a compensation claim against that party. The amount of compensation that will be awarded will depend on the seriousness of the injury and will be greater if the accident results in the total and permanent loss of one or more senses.
The senses can be injured in a variety of different accidents including from violent crime, injuries at work caused by exposure to certain toxins and chemicals, slips, trips or falls, road traffic accidents and clinical negligence. The compensation will usually be paid out by the negligent party’s insurance company or in the case of violent crime, by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Blindness & Deafness Compensation
If you would like to make a compensation claim for an injury to the senses following on from an accident that was not your fault then you should speak with a personal injury claims Bradford solicitor who will be able to advise you on how to make a claim and who will also be able to help you recover any consequential loss such as damage to property, loss of income, travel expenses, medical bills, care costs and so on.
Make a Claim for Injury to the Senses
There are strict time limits in place for making a claim. Any claim for injury to the senses should be made within three years of the date of the accident that resulted in the injury which means legal advice should be sought from a personal injury claims Bradford solicitor much sooner. Any claim brought outside of three years will be time barred, except in the case of children who can bring a claim up until three years after their 18th birthday i.e. before they turn 21. Where a claim is being made through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority then the normal rule is that such a claim must be made within two years of the date of the incident.
We are experts in all forms of body specific injury claims. If you have been hurt in an accident and would like to learn more about claiming personal injury compensation then select the area of your body that has been affected and then call us to discuss your case.