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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What information do I need to make a claim?


    When you make a claim for compensation following a road traffic accident, for example, it necessitates gathering evidence to support your claim. Such evidence includes:

    • As much information of the scene of the motoring accident, including photos where possible. Information regarding road layout, signs and signals,and other vehicles involved – all of it is invaluable.
    • Names and contact details of witnesses, attending police officers, as well as the incident or reference number on their report, and ambulance personnel.
    • Insurance details of other parties involved in the vehicle collision
    • If you were injured by a slip, trip or fall, you should take a photograph of the hazard causing your slip or trip injury, a pothole or damaged pavement kerb, wet flooring ,or loose carpeting, for instance.

    In addition to gathering these details, you should also seek medical attention.

    Why medical attention is important

    This is important for two reasons. First of all, some injuries, like whiplash, for example, are not always immediately evident and not getting suitable treatment as soon as possible could ultimately lead to more serious, potentially long-term health issues.

    Secondly, seeking medical assistance and getting the necessary treatment for your injuries will also ensure your injury, treatments and medication you may require will be recorded within your medical records.

    Other expenses

    Treatments, medication and travel to hospitals or medical centres are likely to result in expenses being incurred. You may also require care either for yourself or dependent members of your family while you recover from your car accident or other personal injury. Keep full records of all these and other expenses you incurred as a result of your accident on the road or in other public places.

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    Help is just a phone call away

    Gathering all this evidence may sound like a daunting prospect, and remembering everything you need can be difficult when you are still reeling from the shock and trauma of your traffic accident, slip, fall or trip. Fortunately, expert help is just a freephone call away. Accident Advice Helpline is available 24/7 and our advisors can help you with all questions you may have concerning driver or passenger injury compensation.

    Legal assistance

    They will also be able to put you in touch with one of this well-established, highly recommended law firm’s in-house injury lawyers. Highly experienced and specialised in dealing with car crash claims, or slip and trip injury claims, as the case may be, the lawyer assigned to your case will assist you not only in gathering all the necessary information, but throughout every step of the claim process, right through to a successful conclusion.

    Contact us today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, for more information.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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