Positive handling accidents occur when one party physically restrained by an individual from support staff in order to maintain behaviour and prevent disruption and disorder is injured. Given that force is involved in the detainment of the individual, sometimes injuries occur. If an accident does occur, it is critical to contact the professionals at Accident Advice Helpline immediately so you can determine if a positive handling accident claim can proceed.
How Accident Advice Helpline can assist with your claim
Prior to contacting a solicitor, it is best to contact Accident Advice Helpline via the free 24-hour helpline at 0800 689 0500. Since 2000 they have been overseeing claims and estimating the amount of compensation with a team of expert solicitors. They will also go through the legal process with you, how you can take your claim even further and the method in which you will fund the case. If you need counselling or have been involved in counselling sessions, make sure to mention it to the advisors so they can factor these costs into your total compensation.
If you have a valid claim and wish to pursue it further, Accident Advice Helpline can connect you with a solicitor who specialises in positive handling accident claims. If you do not live near a solicitor, the entire process can be accomplished through telephone calls and all required documents would be couriered to and from you. Therefore, you will never need to step foot in a courtroom, as the solicitor will do it for you.
What the solicitor needs from you
There is some basic information that the solicitor will need to know, including the date of the accident, where it occurred and how it happened. They will also need contact information for any eyewitnesses. Additionally, the solicitor requires details of your injuries from a medical report as well as the treatment received. Finally, they will need to know if you are a member of a trade union or have other legal insurance policies that may relate to your injuries.
In addition to this information, the solicitor may request proof of loss of your earnings while you are dealing with the injury, insurance-related documents and any additional evidence that may be used to support your personal injury claim. The more information you are able to provide to the solicitor, the better chance you have at winning the compensation claim for your injuries.
Solicitors from Accident Advice Helpline operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, so they will work extra hard to ensure the case is successful. In addition, Accident Advice Helpline does not charge you to determine if you are eligible for compensation. Therefore, there is no charge to begin the process and it is always advisable to begin as soon as possible to ensure that the window allowed to place a claim does not expire.
Positive handling accidents can be a tricky subject when attempting to place a claim. Although our expert solicitors can help you gather the information needed to make an informed decision about pursuing compensation for the accident.
Date Published: October 19, 2014
Author: David Brown