Many people go throughout their lives without ever being injured by accident. Others, however, are not so fortunate. Some suffer injuries at work, while others are injured in road accidents. Others still may fall, slip or trip in public places.
Then there are those who are injured by accidents involving faulty products. Occasionally, patients suffer injuries as the result of medical negligence.
Wherever an injury may be sustained, if it was caused by an accident for which someone else was responsible, those suffering accidental injuries have the legal right to claim for injury compensation and will potentially make winning claims.
Road traffic accidents, accidents at work and other claims
In order to make winning claims for compensation, it is essential to gather sufficient information to use as evidence of your injury. Whether you suffered an injury at work, on the road or at home, it is essential to seek immediate medical assistance. This will ensure your injuries and administered treatments are adequately documented within your medical records.
In addition, you need to provide information relating to how, where and when the accident happened; who else was involved and anything else that may be regarded as contributing causes. Evidence to support your personal injury claim should include:
- Contact details of all parties involved and potential witnesses
- Written accounts and, if possible, photographic evidence of the scene of the accident, damages and injuries sustained
- Details of where and when medical assistance was sought
- Details of type and extent of injuries
- What treatments/ medications were administered
In case of motoring accidents, you will also need to obtain:
- Insurance details (traffic accidents)
- Police officers’ name cards (road accidents)
Work accidents and injuries through slips, trips, or falls in supermarkets or other public places also need to be reported to relevant staff members or authorities and recorded in respective accident books. Claims for injury by medical negligence will also require an assessment by independent medical practitioners.
Winning claims made easy
Making a confidential call to Accident Advice Helpline’s free-phone number will help to determine whether claims against personal injury are justified or not and the likelihood of success.
Experienced advisers offering free advice concerning potential claims are available 24/7. Once it has been decided to proceed with a claim for compensation, your claim will be processed on a no win, no fee basis by experienced personal injury solicitors.
Their expertise in dealing with your type of injury and the conditional fee agreement will serve to get the compensation you deserve, as quickly as possible without having to fear solicitor fees.This is because no fees will be charged until your personal injury compensation has been awarded.
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 4, 2013
Author: David Brown