How to claim compensation in Kensington and Chelsea
Claiming compensation in Kensington and Chelsea is fairly straightforward – all you need to do is check that the circumstances of your accident meets the criteria for claiming and then engage the services of a lawyer to take your claim through the necessary legal hoops to get you your money. But there are several things you can do to make sure that your claim is successful, and to make the process a little smoother – and quicker!
- You can claim compensation for any injury or illness you have suffered in the past three years as a result of someone else’s negligence.
What you can do to help your claim
- Photographic evidence: I’m sure, at the time of your accident, that you had other things on your mind, so if you did take photos – well done! If you didn’t, and you still have visible injuries, a damaged car – or if that pothole is still there, take pictures!
- Write down anything that you can remember about your accident: You’ll be surprised how writing things down can eek out extra details – it slows the thought process down, this is why writing exercises are used so widely in therapy. There’s no need to get all literary, just jot down what you can remember.
- If you haven’t already received medical treatment for your injury or illness make an appointment to see your GP. Make sure that you tell your GP about the psychological impact of your accident such as any stress, or anxiety you are feeling, as these invisible injures are just as detrimental to your health and wellbeing as the visible ones, and should also be compensated for.
- Report your accident: If you suspect a law had been broken, please report your accident to the police. If your accident happened at work, make sure that it is recorded in the accident record book. For an accident in a public place, shop, business or leisure facility, complain to the owner.
- Keep track of what your accident is costing you: You can reimbursed for expenses such as money spent on private medical treatment, travel and child care, so make sure you keep a note of these expenses, and keep hold of any supporting evidence such as receipts and bank/credit card statements.
- Wait before you claim! This is particularly important in the case of musculoskeletal injuries and psychological illnesses; you can only claim once, so make sure you know the full impact of your accident before filing your claim.
- Use an lawyer who works in injury law to handle your claim – this will increase the chances of your claim being settled successfully, and ensure that you get the best compensation package.
If you would like to know anything else about claiming compensation in Kensington and Chelsea then please call our helpline on 0800 689 0500. Or 0333 500 0993 if calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 29th July 2014
Author: David Brown