Checklist for Compensation Claim
If you have been left injured as a result of an accident caused by someone else, it can be a difficult time in your life, not to mention a painful one. You may be confused about whether to settle your claim quickly with the insurance company or bide your time and go through the proper processes using a trained solicitor. In any type of compensation claim, you should always follow the proper legal channels using a solicitor, as this will allow you to get the best possible outcome and highest payout as a result of your claim. There are some points to consider before you start your compensation claim in Tadcaster.
Type of Injury
You should not just consider the physical injury you have endured as part of your accident, you should also think about the psychological side-effects as this will also be part of the value of your claim. Psychological effects may include stress, depression or an irrational fear of being involved in another accident and these can be just as damaging, if not more, than physical pain.
You can’t make a compensation claim in Tadcaster without seeking medical attention, so make sure you do this prior to making your claim.
A claim will not be successful if you don’t have any evidence to back it up, so have this all prepared before you begin. The type of evidence which would be accepted includes medical records, photographs and/or witnesses.
Consider the aftercare you have received due to your accident. It may not seem like much but if you have had to get someone in to do your cleaning or actually look after you, whether it is a family member or not, you should use this as part of your compensation claim in Tadcaster.
Out of Pocket Expenses
As part of your compensation claim in Tadcaster, you should keep a note of any out of pocket expenses, including receipts for treatments, any after care assistance or any time you have spent off work as a result of your injury. The value of your claim will be a combination of the injury itself (whether physical or psychological) and your out of pocket expenses, which is why it is important to retain these for your claim.
When you have your checklist sorted, you are ready to start the process of making your claim. Initially, you should speak to an advisor at Accident Advice Helpline and they will be able to sort you out with a specialist solicitor who will deal with your case. Accident Advice Helpline has a ‘no win no fee’ policy so you don’t need to worry if your claim is unsuccessful. The helpline is open throughout the day, so there is always a good time to make your call. If you want the justice you deserve, make that call today and discover the many ways they can help you. Give our team a call on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 28th August 2013
Author: David Brown