An accident solicitor in Bexleyheath will probably give you an initial free appointment to discuss the possibility of your making a claim for personal injury compensation. You will have to prove that any injury you have sustained in an accident, or any illness you have been diagnosed with, was the result of someone else’s negligence. You may have had food poisoning after eating out, or you may have been diagnosed with a work-related illness. It is likely that in neither case were you to blame.
What an accident solicitor in Bexleyheath will need to know
An accident solicitor in Bexleyheath or elsewhere can only represent you in a personal injury claim if you had the accident in which you sustained your injury within the last three years. With a work-related illness, you have three years in which to file a claim from the date you were first diagnosed with your work-related illness.
In the case of food poisoning then the sooner you file a claim the better. This is because you will need the receipt from the restaurant where you ate, or you need the receipt for the product you bought, and the wrapping it came in so that it can be analysed. The local department of Health and Environment should also be informed in order to prevent an epidemic.
If you have an accident then the sooner you discuss it with an accident solicitor Bexleyheath-based, or one based elsewhere, the better you will recall the details.
You will need details of the accident, so photographs of the accident scene and you injuries can help, as will medical reports and in the case of a traffic accident, a police report. If you have an accident at work or in a public place (cinema, supermarket and so on) you should report it to a member of staff and have it logged in the accident book, along with the names, addresses and contact numbers of any witnesses.
An accident solicitor in Bexleyheath will need details such as those above in order to build a case for claiming compensation for any injury or illness. You might be asked to have another medical examination too, although this is not always the case.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you are unable to find a local accident solicitor who has the expertise to deal with your personal injury compensation claim, then you could contact Accident Advice Helpline. Although we are not listed under accident solicitor in Bexleyheath, or anywhere else, we operate nationwide and most of our claims are dealt with over the phone so we can represent you regardless of where you live.
Why not visit our website and take the thirty second test you will find there? This gives you an estimate of the amount of compensation you could be awarded for your personal injury. After doing this, you could then call us on one of our freephone numbers for expert advice about your possible claim. The numbers are 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or freephone 0800 689 0500 from other phones. You can call us at any time, so why not do so now?
Date Published: 13th June 2013