However, not everyone who claims compensation does so for financial reasons, in fact, for the majority of people who claim the monetary reward is not the only reason that they fight a case. So what are the other reasons to claim? Here are just a few:

It can prevent the same incident happening again

Regardless of the severity of the incident, if someone has been involved in an accident in a public place or suffered an injury at the hands of someone else’s negligence – whether that’s a company or an individual – they’re unlikely to want anyone else to go through the same thing. Claiming against a public organisation or company will mean that they’re likely to rectify the problem that caused the accident in the first place, in order to prevent more claims being made against them, consequently preventing accidents of the same nature happening again in the future.


A lot of people are angry if they’ve been hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence because, in theory there’s no reason for it to have happened. The reason that they make a claim against the individual or company is purely principal and is a way of letting the other party know that they were wrong.

Not putting in a claim would essentially mean that they would get away with their negligence, which could consequently leave them feeling that they haven’t done anything wrong. By putting in a claim, their negligence and wrong doing is highlighted and a similar event is therefore less likely to happen again.

Distress and inconvenience

Although a court is unlikely to award damages for these reasons alone, they make up a number of reasons why many people feel the need to make a compensation claim. After an injury or accident people are left distressed – especially if they’re unable to work and to go about their daily life as they had done before. They are also inconvenienced because they’re likely to have to go for medical checks and spend a lot of time and effort dedicated to rectifying the problem that was caused by someone else’s negligence.

Legal advice

If you’ve been involved in an accident or sustained an injury that wasn’t your fault, you should always consider making a claim. Contact a personal injury specialist such as Express Solicitors who will evaluate your claim for you. If you’re successful the company, person or authority at fault will be forced to rectify the problem which will prevent anyone else from going through the same ordeal as you.