Evidence Required For Your Compensation Claim in Sandown
Evidence can rarely be argued with and is a vital part of the success of any personal injury claim. You need to have a reasonable amount of evidence to prove another person is liable for causing your personal injury. Some of the different types of evidence you will need to provide for your compensation claim are detailed below.
Evidence from your doctor in the form of a medical report is required in all personal injury claims. It will be extremely difficult to prove your injuries without a medical report. A medical report is required for the following reasons:
- To understand precisely what injuries you have suffered
- To outline the extent of your injuries and the treatment received
- To define the necessity for any future treatment.
Your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will request information directly from your doctor. In cases of serious injury that requires constant and specialist treatment, we will need medical evidence from all the experts involved. This is so we can get an accurate picture of the extent of your injuries.
Proof of loss of earnings and other expenses
It is necessary to obtain documentation to verify your losses and expenses from the start. You may be able to claim all your expenses back when you make your compensation claim.
For a loss of earnings claim, you will need to provide payslips prior to the accident. If you want to claim for lost overtime, you will need to prove that you often worked overtime before the accident. You will also need to prove that overtime would have been available for you to work after the accident.
If medical evidence proves that your injuries are so severe that you may not be able to work for a long period of time, or ever again, you can claim for future loss of earnings.
Other financial expenses you could claim for include:
- The cost of physiotherapy
- Travelling expenses
- Prescription charges
- And many more expenses.
It is necessary to keep all receipts or invoices from out of pocket expenses you have incurred.
Photographs of the accident scene and photographs of your injuries can help to verify your claim. For example, if you trip or slip outdoors, a photograph of the hazard that caused your accident can be extremely useful.
Witness statements are a powerful way to prove your personal injury compensation claim. Make sure you write down the names and addresses of all witnesses present.
You can be rest assured that Accident Advice Helpline are experienced professionals and will treat your claim with utmost care and attention. If you would like to make a compensation claim or even if you just need some friendly advice, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.
You can also use our 30 second test to find out if you qualify to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 5th August 2013