Different Types of Compensation

Claiming for compensation has in recent times got itself a bad name. You hear phrases like "where there's blame, there's a claim" and "ambulance chasers", referring to lawyers who carry out compensation claims on behalf of clients. There has also been enormous growth in the number of companies offering compensation claim services. But in many cases, claiming for compensation is not only legitimate but also very necessary.

There are many different types of compensation from personal injury through medical compensation to unfair dismissal compensation. Making a claim under these varies widely, so let's focus on these three types.

Personal Injury Compensation.

Claiming for a personal injury can take many forms. You will want to hire a professional solicitor who specialises in these types of claims. A potentially successful claim could include a car or motorcycle accident, an accident at work, a public accident (ie, on the street), an animal attack or a slip, trip or fall.

If one of these has happened to you, then you could be eligible to claim. You would need to prove that you suffered some kind of injury or ongoing health related issue or that you suffered loss of earnings in some fashion. This is how your claim will be judged and, if you're successful, how much compensation you will be rewarded.

Medical Negligence Compensation

This is a very difficult area of law, as medical treatment has inherent dangers that can lead to suffering even without a mistake being made. However, if you can prove that the medical staff treating you or relative was indeed negligent, made a mistake in treatment or an operation or failed to diagnose something, then you could have a claim.

The amount of medical negligence compensation you could receive will depend on the extent of your injuries or suffering, and this can be physical or mental. There are so many forms of medical negligence it would be impossible to list them all. It is vital you employ the services of a specialist solicitor when pursuing a medical negligence claim as they will have the know-how required to determine if a claim is worth making and be able to get as much compensation as possible.

Unfair Dismissal Compensation

If you have been made redundant or fired and feel that it was unfair - possibly because of your creed, race or religious beliefs for example - then you could claim for this type of compensation. Employment law is hugely complex and their could be many more reasons you have been fired that could qualify for unfair dismissal.

Making this sort of claim again requires a specialist solicitor, first to determine if, in fact, your employer has broken any employment laws and secondly to pursue that claim on your behalf and claim as much compensation as possible for you.

No matter what the reason may be, if you feel you have been wrongly dismissed then contact such a solicitor and have them review your case. Many solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis so will be able to tell you whether or not you have a serious claim before they even begin work. It will cost you nothing to find out, in other words.

There are more forms of compensation, but these are, in general, the most common types. Always seek professional legal advice whatever the case.