After being in an accident, all you want is a chance to rest and recover. The last thing an accident victim needs is to deal with the hassle of filing a compensation claim. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that the injury compensation process is often a tedious and confusing affair. That is why we give our clients the best advice and guidance to help them file a quick and easy accident injury claim.
Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. However, if someone else bears responsibility for an accident in which you sustained injuries, then you can file an accident injury claim against them. The common types of accidents for which you can claim compensation include:
- Road traffic accidents.
- Accidents in the workplace.
- Slipping, tripping or falling in a public place.
Steps to filing a quick and easy accident injury claim
- Establish your eligibility to make the injury claim. This means confirming that you were not responsible in any way for the accident that happened, you sustained injuries as a direct result of the accident and you sought medical treatment for those injuries. Furthermore, the accident must have occurred in the past three years.
- Keep a detailed record of the accident. You need to provide ample evidence to back up your accident injury claim. With this in mind, it is important to gather as much information on the accident as possible. Retain the receipts of any expenses associated with the accident, as these will come in handy when seeking compensation. It is also a good idea to get the contact details (names, addresses, emails or phone numbers) of any witnesses to the accident.
- Take photographs of the accident scene and the injuries sustained, as well as any damage done to property. These photos will support your claim and act as further evidence against the defendant, leaving them with little room to manoeuvre out of settling on a payout. With photographic evidence, your injury claim is likely to progress much faster.
- Get organised. Gathering all the evidence then storing it carelessly will mean that more time is wasted trying to retrieve it, thereby slowing down your claim. It is advisable to store all your evidence on the accident in a single folder or file and to make copies where necessary.
- Speak to the professionals. Getting expert advice on your claim will boost your chances of success. Experienced professionals, such as Accident Advice Helpline, will know what to do to process your accident claim quickly and easily. They can also introduce you to specialist solicitors who are brilliant at handling accident injury claims.
- Opt for early settlement where possible. If your solicitor gets the defendant to admit liability for the accident, they might ask to settle the matter out of court. While the decision is ultimately yours, settling out of court means that you will receive your compensation much earlier and with a lot less hassle.
If you are interested in knowing more on how we can help you to file a quick and easy accident injury claim, contact us today on 0800 689 0500.