It really is important not to give yourself a hard time when it comes to a certain point further down the line with your injury accident claim. Clear and defined details of the incident are essential for success in or out of the civil court, so immediately start taking notes. Don’t leave it until it’s too late. It’s important to have accident reports for a compensation claim.
Of course, if you’re badly injured or shaken up in a road accident or one at work which was not of your making, getting the details of what’s gone on can be difficult, for practical reasons. You could be in the back of an ambulance being rushed to hospital. Hopefully, those involved in the scenario or were witness to it will do the right thing while you’re receiving hospital treatment – and that’s making a note of what happened.
Build your case with accident reports for a compensation claim
At the earliest opportunity, you or someone on your behalf has to find and talk to these people. Their accident reports along with your own testimony to events surrounding the accident will need to go to your personal injury claims solicitor. From these they will build your case. These are some of the first words of wisdom you’ll hear when you call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of our friendly staff. They’re there to guide you through the claims process and that call doesn’t even cost you anything as it’s a free-phone number.
Our phone lines are open 24/7 and in just half a minute we’ll establish if you have a valid claim, our questions centred on three things: that the accident took place within the past 3 years, it was not your fault and that you needed medical treatment for your injuries. From that point, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to appoint one of 200 UK network solicitors to your case, regulated by the Justice Ministry, and carrying out the litigation with your claim on a no win, no fee basis. In effect this means that there are no costs to you from the start and that claim settlement and legal costs will be met by the injuring party’s insurers.
Accident reports for a compensation claim
But accident reports handled by our legal team have to be watertight. The sort of information required to execute a winning claim include:
- When, why, where and how the accident happened
- Who was involved
- Who saw what
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Police reports if a car accident or common assault
- Health and Safety reports if the accident was in a workplace
- Medical assessments of your physical injury, provided by a practitioner or specialist consultant your solicitor will appoint
- Possibly, psychological reports
Failure to collate the right information in all the above could mean the difference between win and fail in your claim, so Accident Advice Helpline can’t stress enough the importance of top quality accident reports. Any chink in the armour will be exploited by the lawyer acting for the defendant’s insurers.
If you have difficulty with any aspect of your case information, your personal injury solicitor will do their best to come up with the right answers, using the extensive legal sources and data knowledge Accident Advice Helpline has available. We’ve been in the compensation claims provision business since 2000 and are one of the leaders in this commercial arena.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 11th February 2013
Author: David Brown