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Bus Accident Compensation

Buses are most of the time the safest and cheapest way of travelling but there are times when the accidents can happen. As with other transportation that uses the roads, there are occasions when people are involved in bus accidents. If you have been injured in an accident involving a bus, there is a possibility for getting the claim compensated. If you faced an injury as a driver of another vehicle, pedestrian on the street or as a passenger on the bus, you may be entitled to compensation if the accident was the result of someone else’s negligence.

The injuries that are sustained in bus accidents can be major that might include the serious injuries or even fatalities as well as minor injuries that may be bruises or muscle strain.

There are various types of bus accidents that can take place leaving the people injured. These can be the personal injury accidents in which the passengers are injured if the bus they are travelling in gets involved in collision, or it might be the negligent driving where no other vehicle is involved while the person sustains injury.

It can also be a collision accident where the bus collides with the other vehicles which may be caused by the rash driving of the bus driver or it may also be caused because of the negligence or ignorance of the other party’s driver. Also the results of the bus accidents can be the erratic or unpredictable driving.

In case of any of the injuries that have taken place in the bus accidents, the injured person should obtain a piece of advice from the personal injury solicitor as early as possible. They can guide the people with the best way in which the claim can be pursued. The details of the bus number, bus route, location of the accident, details of the other vehicle involved in the accident, if any should be kept along for further use that will be required at the time of getting the bus accident compensation. Also there should be a few photographs that are taken at the time of the accident. These proofs make the claim compensated easily by the lawyer as there are proofs of the accident that took place which was not the fault of the injured.

An injured person can be compensated on the on two bases. The first is being compensated for the loss of amenity that is the pain and sufferings that the person goes through. These general damages get the compensation for the injuries and the ways the injury has affected the life of the person. The other is known as the special damages which is the compensation award of the expenses and losses that are sustained at the time of the accident. This helps in the repayment of the financial losses.

Work Accident Claim
Mr W was working as an electrician in a poorly lit cellar when he fell onto breeze blocks left by the contractor. He suffered a knee injury that prevented him from pursuing his dream of setting up a business on his own. Mr W was awarded £57,000.00
"I would give the money back today not to have had this accident, but I felt in safe hands with my Solicitor."
Mrs W of Portsmouth

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case