When you use a bank, you generally do not expect to fall foul of an accident inside the building and have to file a bank accident claim. The reality is that accidents can happen anywhere, and if you or someone you know has had an accident in a bank then you are likely to be entitled to make a personal injury claim and claim compensation for the injuries received. Knowing what steps to take following an accident can greatly improve the chance of a successful claim for compensation. Below are some tips that will assist you when it comes to initiating the claims process.
Know your rights
At Accident Advice Helpline we specialise in a wide range of different claim types and are able to help with any queries you may have regarding a claim for accidental injury. A free telephone helpline is in operation 24/7 that can help you to answer any questions that you may have. Our friendly and helpful staff work in conjunction with our solicitors to ensure that claimants can enter into the process with as little undue stress as possible. In many cases our clients have experienced frustration and pressure as they recover from their ordeal, and understanding the needs of our clients is paramount in recovering the correct amount of compensation from their claim.
In order to assist the claims process you must have acquired medical records proving the severity and type of injury that you have suffered. These medical records are created, when you are assessed and receive treatment for your injury. Immediate contact must be made with the emergency services or a medical professional following an accident, as this will ensure that records of all treatment received is documented accurately.
You, a friend, or a witness can help the claim process by compiling evidence from the scene of the accident, simply by taking a few clear photographs of the area. Taking pictures will help us to understand the turn of events that led to the accidental injury. If the accident has left external marks such as bruising, burns, lacerations or any other type of visible injury, photographs of the wound should also be taken. Photographic evidence, along with the medical records, provides a reasonable amount of proof for our expert lawyers to implement during the claims process.
In some cases, victims of an accident in a bank are unsure whether the severity of their injuries and the situation surrounding the accident are viable for a valid personal injury claim. To find out more about your rights when pursuing a bank accident claim, we are here to help. We advise that you contact our free telephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 so we can help to answer your questions. There are no upfront costs for making a claim and our solicitors work with a no win, no fee* guarantee.
Date Published: October 19, 2014
Author: David Brown