Accidents can occur either at work or during non-working hours. The procedure for filing an accident claim is different for each type but two things remain the same – get as much documentation as you can and don’t hesitate to discuss your situation with an accident solicitor in Hereford. Here is some helpful advice for each type of claim.
Accident Solicitors In Hereford Regarding Work Accidents
Typically the first thing to do is to notify your immediate supervisor. This is advisable even for the smallest of accidents. Even a small scrape can become something serious later and if you haven’t reported it, a claim may be denied. The second thing is to make sure it was documented in writing. Sometimes an employer will try to keep you from going to a doctor or submitting a claim. If this happens to you, this is the time to call an accident solicitor. Keep in mind also that you should not delay necessary medical care, because if doing so leads to more complications those claims may get denied. It may seem like a catch-22 but these are all hurdles your solicitor can help you navigate.
Accident Solicitors In Hereford Regarding Motor Accidents
Auto accidents are a bit of a dilemma when it is unclear as to which driver was at fault. When this happens the police will often make a determination as to whom they feel was at fault, but the insurance companies can still make their own assessment. If you were injured in an auto accident, you have enough to contend with as it is with getting well. Rather than deal with the insurance company ping-pong game, call an accident solicitor to handle the claim, they will fight to get the best settlement they can. You can help the situation if you can snap some pictures with your phone, or get names and telephone numbers of any witnesses. If you are too injured to do it, ask an uninjured passenger or witness to help you.
Accident Solicitors In Hereford Regarding Other Accidents
When it comes to other accidents that are someone else’s fault, sometimes people are reticent about asking a company or person to pay for their medical bills because they are embarrassed. This is often the case with a slip and fall, particularly in a store. Keep in mind that companies have insurance policies to cover just this sort of thing, you should not have to pay your own bill. An accident solicitor can handle getting you payment within three years if the accident and the key is to have as much documentation as possible. If possible get pictures of your surroundings for example water on the floor with no signage nearby. Get names of witnesses if possible as well.
It never hurts to give an accident solicitor In Hereford a call because initial consultations are often free. You deserve to have your medical bills and lost wages paid to you when you have been injured. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and we can help you find the right solicitor.
Date Published: 7th October 2013