Personal injuries can be caused in all kinds of situations. Slips, trips, and falls can happen virtually anywhere, while car accidents, bicycle accidents, and other accidents on the roads can occur with little to no warning. Here, we will see how you can make a claim following an injury caused to you through another party’s negligence.
How to claim for personal injury?
A claim for personal injury compensation can be made as follows:
- You must have evidence a third party was negligent
- You must have evidence of your injuries i.e. from a GP’s visit or a trip to casualty
- You should contact a personal injury lawyer to help you with your claim
A personal injury lawyer is someone who regularly takes on claims made by people who were injured in accidents they were not responsible for. However, there should also be proof that another person caused the accident – it is not sufficient for the claimant not to be at fault.
If you know someone else was negligent, or you think this is the case, and you do have medical evidence of the injuries you had in the accident, you should contact a lawyer to see whether you have enough evidence to begin a claim. Some people are nervous of claiming compensation, or trying to, but in many cases, they later say the process was far easier than they imagined. The personal injury solicitor will tell you what will happen at each stage, and let you know when you will need to complete some paperwork to begin the claim. Very often, there isn’t much for you to do following the initial stage, although you will need to go to a medical appointment later in the process.
Some people are concerned about this, but the appointment will be local to you with an independent doctor. They will ask you what happened and make sure they have all the pertinent information to provide a report on your injuries. This is done to make sure you receive the right amount of compensation for personal injuries caused in the accident you had.
Find out more by contacting a team of personal injury advisors today
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been providing support and no-obligation advice for thousands of people over more than 16 years. If you want to know how you can make a claim for your injuries, you can contact us on our enquiry line now. Do it free on 0800 689 0500, or use your mobile to call on 0333 500 0993 instead. Either way, you get the chance to speak with a trained advisor who can assess your chances of claiming.
Finding out as much as you can as soon as possible after your accident is the best way to learn more while everything is still clear in your mind. We’ll let you know if we can support you through a no-win, no-fee* claims process, handled by one of our professional, experienced personal injury lawyers.
Category: Personal injury claims