Does not wearing a seat belt affect my claim for personal injury compensation?
Not wearing a seatbelt will potentially affect your claim for personal injury compensation, but it does not mean you cannot make a claim. Our blog on wearing seatbelts explains in more detail. Basically, unless you are entitled to an exemption from wearing a seatbelt, whether medically or through the job you are doing, it is likely you will have a deduction for contributory negligence. However, as this deduction is generally between 10%-25%, it is still very much worthwhile making a claim.