Can I Claim Compensation for an Injury Without Any Witnesses or Evidence?
If you have been involved in an accident which has led to an injury and it was someone else’s fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation. A claim for compensation is a relatively simple process, but there are certain criteria you would be required to meet in order to initiate your claim. If you don’t have any witnesses or evidence, this can prove to be problematic for your compensation claim in St Martin.
Types of Accidents
Accidents can occur at any time and for a wide range of reasons, including in the workplace, road traffic, personal injuries and medical negligence. Of course, some accidents cannot be prevented, but there are others which are caused by the negligence or carelessness of another individual. If this turns out to be the case, you are entitled to make a compensation claim in St Martin.
In order to submit a claim, you will have to provide some evidence to support it, otherwise there is nothing to substantiate what you are saying. There are a variety of different types of evidence which would be accepted as part of your compensation claim in St Martin. Firstly, if you have been injured in an accident, you would seek medical assistance and your medical records may be used to back up your claim. In addition, you may be able to provide photographs of the accident and/or injury. If you have been left out of pocket as a result of your accident, you may also provide receipts to show your expenditure, as these would also make up part of your claim. If there were witnesses to the accident, this is also hugely beneficial as it can act as another support mechanism for your compensation claim in St Martin. Unfortunately, if you don’t have any evidence to back up your claim, it would be unlikely that your case could go forward.
As soon as you have gathered as much evidence to back up your compensation claim in St Martin, you are ready to begin the claim process. This would involve speaking to Accident Advice Helpline in the first instance, who will put you in touch with one of the in-house solicitors. The solicitor will ask to see your evidence so it is important that you have this available. They will take over the process for you and will do their best to ensure you get a successful outcome to your claim. The value will be difficult to determine at this point, however they will be able to provide you with an estimate. You can also get an estimate by filling out the quick 30 second claim form. The value will be a combination of the out of pocket expenses and the effects the accident has had on your life, including both psychological and physical. It is unlikely that your case would go as far as the court room before it is settled.
Date Published: 18th August 2013
Author: Emma Matthews