Although it’s possible to claim for psychological and emotional trauma after an accident, most of us think of physical injuries when we think of personal injury claims. You may have suffered minor injuries in an accident at work or been unlucky enough to be seriously injured in a car accident on a motorway. You could even have suffered injuries in a public place, for example you could be scalded in a restaurant or injure yourself after a slip, trip or fall in a supermarket or shop.
How to settle a bodily injury claim?
Personal injury claims are best left to the experts, which is why, if you have been injured and you think somebody else is to blame, you should get in touch with a personal injury lawyer to see if they can help you.
What happens after an accident?
If you’ve been injured in an accident and you’re wondering how to settle a bodily injury claim, let us outline what usually happens next for you:
First, you should report your accident to whoever is in charge. For workplace accidents, this may be your manager, team leader or employer, whilst if you’re injured in a restaurant, shop or public place, this could be the owner or manager. Road traffic accidents resulting in injuries should be reported to the police.
You’ll need to seek medical attention for your injuries – this is important if you later decide to make a claim for personal injury compensation. You may need treatment in hospital, surgery or minor treatment from a doctor.
Once you are on the road to recovery, you may find yourself wondering how to settle a bodily injury claim and whether or not you are eligible to claim compensation. If somebody else caused your accident, then you could find yourself in a position to make a claim.
Who should I call?
It’s best to give Accident Advice Helpline a ring after your accident on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. We offer advice on a no-obligation basis, which means you are under no pressure to proceed with a claim. When it comes to how to settle a bodily injury claim, you have three years from the date of your accident in which to make a claim, but you should try to call us as soon as possible after you are injured. We’ll talk through what has happened and see how we can help. If you decide to proceed with a claim we can start gathering evidence straight away – and in most cases you won’t have to go to court as we can process the majority of claims over the phone.
Many people ask us how much compensation they are likely to receive, and it’s a difficult question for us to answer, as we don’t really know until we have looked at all the factors impacting your settlement. But you could take the 30-second test on our website right now for an idea of what you could get if your claim is successful.
Category: Personal injury claims