Certain actions are important if a claimant wishes to pursue a claim for personal injury.
Road Traffic Accidents
If anyone was hurt the accident must be reported to the police. A police report may be required to support the claim for personal injury. If you were hurt in the accident by the third party and they didn’t report it, then you should report it. Failing to report an accident where people were injured could invalidate an insurance policy.
If the injury does not seem serious, especially in the case of mild concussion, see a doctor as soon as you can anyway. Some injuries take time to show and it could get worse. Furthermore, should you decide to pursue a claim for personal injury, medical reports will be required. Make sure you have the details of the other vehicle. It’s helpful to have witnesses, if there are any.
Accidents at work
If the accident happened at work, the first thing to do is to record it in the accident book. If the employer does not have an accident book, then you, or a friend or colleague if you are unable, should write out the details of it and copy it to the employer. Again, if you decide to pursue a claim then your solicitor will need these details. The same advice for witnesses applies. If colleagues witnessed the accident, then their accounts may also be needed.
Starting a claim for personal injury
If you belong to a trade union or professional organisation, they may be able to advise on starting a claim. If you do not know of any personal injury lawyers, then it can be helpful to go online and check out the compensation providers. Accident Advice Helpline is one of the leading UK companies that specialises in the claim for personal injury field and works in partnership with firms of solicitors. A compensation provider can answer your questions about your claim for personal injury whether it resulted from a road traffic accident or an accident at work.
Date Published: March 30, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Personal injury claims