If you have been recently injured in an accident that you did not cause yourself, you might be entitled to a personal injury compensation. If you are like most people, you have never needed to file a personal injury claim and probably don’t know anything about how this works, what you need to do, and what exactly is the value you can receive.
Personal injury claims can be filed for any type of injury whatsoever, be it an accident at work, a slip, a trip or a fall, a road traffic accident, medical negligence or even a holiday accident. So it’s not the type of injury that qualifies or disqualifies someone to receive a personal injury compensation, but who caused it. You can only make a compensation claim in Tomintoul if your injury was caused by someone else. If you think about it, this makes a lot of sense. Otherwise, we would probably get to a point where people would hurt themselves only to cash in the compensation.
However, this is not the case and if your injury was caused by your own mistakes or negligence, you need to take responsibility for it yourself, and rely on your medical insurance. But if someone else was to blame for what happened to you, then you should look for legal advice and seriously consider starting a compensation claim in Tomintoul.
How to back up your compensation claim in Tomintoul
The documentation of every compensation claim in Tomintoul has to be comprehensive and explanatory, describing what happened and clearly showing what this resulted in, in terms of costs and expenses.
With road traffic accidents, for example, there is always a police report which explains in detail what happened and whose fault it was. If you don’t have a police report or any other type of official report describing your accident, you should consider other ways of backing up your own statement, like, for example, statements of witnesses.
You will also need a medical report and diagnosis, although it is common that during a compensation claim in Tomintoul the claimant be asked to attend another medical check up.
Last but certainly not least, you will need all the bills, receipts or invoices of the expenses which you have included in your claim. Theoretically, you can ask to be reimbursed any amount that you’ve had to spend because of the accident. Many people have the impression that the only expenses they can claim for are medical ones, but that is not the truth. As long as they are generated by the accident, you can claim for any expenses like child care, lost wages, transportation, etc.
Talk to an expert about your compensation claim in Tomintoul
Whenever you wish to talk to an expert about your personal injury claim, Accident Advice Helpline professionals are available, through our free helpline, at 0800 689 0500 or at 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 27th August 2013