Personal injury claims can be a minefield of complications. It is a time when decisions need to be made with a cool, clear head otherwise your case may not be successful, making what is already a difficult situation, and time, substantially worse.
On the other hand, whether your accident was at work, on the road or a slip, trip or fall in public, you may well be due some accident compensation and the thought of claiming is not one to shy away from. You just need to ask yourself a few questions.
When was my accident?
Most personal injury claims need to be made within three years of the accident taking place. The only types of cases likely to be considered that involve longer time-frames than this are cases of ill-health due to exposure to toxic fumes or cases where the victim was a minor at the time of the accident.
How much evidence do I have for my claim?
The more evidence you have to substantiate your case, the better. Photographs, for example, can prove to be absolutely crucial to an accident claim. Even if you think you have enough, it’s always best to take a couple more just in case – and back them up.
If you suffered a road traffic accident, witness statements can go a long way to determining the outcome of the case. Ideally, you want written statements from everyone involved, including other motorists, anyone who saw what happened, any police reports and garage reports confirming the extent of the damage.
For an unarguable analysis on the severity of your personal injuries from an accident, doctors notes can prove to be invaluable.
For accidents at work, maintenance logs for the machines and tools used as well as risk assessments for the environment can be extremely useful.
Slips, trips and falls in public shouldn’t be put down to clumsiness. If pathways etc are poorly maintained, then it is the responsibility of the local authority.
Have I had a chat with compensation claim experts?
Who better to help with your claim than Accident Advice Helpline? As a law firm with over 10 years experience in this particular field, they have had success after success in helping people claim the accident compensation they deserve.
Their free phone service is available 24/7 with a team of welcoming advisers ready to offer practical help, suggestions and support both initially and throughout your case.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 3, 2013
Author: David Brown