At Accident Advice Helpline we aim to make the claim process as transparent and as efficient as possible. Whether you wish to make a claim for an accident at work, a road traffic accident, or a slip, trip or fall, there are, however, a number of steps you need to follow in order to ensure that your claim for personal injury compensation is kept on solid ground in order to maximise your chances of receiving a pay-out.
Here, we delve into some of the precautions and steps you should take when making a claim for compensation:
- Keep a log of everything. Evidence is an extremely important step when making a claim for compensation. You should make a note of absolutely everything related to your injury in order to be able to prove this at a later date. You should make a note of the time and date of the accident, any witnesses, and hospital appointments and any time you may have taken off work in order to recuperate from your injuries.
- Contact your doctor as soon as possible. It is important to see your doctor as soon as possible after any accident in order to properly assess your injuries. The longer you leave the visit, the more difficult it becomes to prove the extent of your injuries. It may also be the case that there is an underlying injury which was not apparent at the time of the accident, but which may only manifest itself at a later date and may not be apparent at first without proper medical examination.
- Contact a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible. At Accident Advice Helpline, we take on any case of personal injury compensation as long as it happened within the last 3 years and wasn’t your fault. The sooner you contact a law firm, the sooner you can get the ball rolling to keep your compensation claim within the allotted time frame.
- Don’t exaggerate your injuries. At Accident Advice Helpline, we distinguish between what we define as good and bad claims. A bad claim is where someone is fraudulently trying to obtain compensation, or more compensation than they may be entitled to, and these types of claims will not be processed.
Follow the above steps to keep your claim for compensation on solid ground and you can be assured that your claim will be processed in a transparent and efficient manner. Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 and a friendly, professional adviser is waiting to take your call. Remember, you are under no obligation to proceed with any claims discussed over the phone.
Date Published: January 9, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Personal injury claims