Claiming compensation in Colchester
Although you may not realise it, people can obtain compensation in Colchester following various different types of incidents. Accidents at work, road traffic collisions and even food poisoning can all result in compensation claims being made.
One of the most common reasons to make an injury claim, however, is a slip, trip or fall. Whilst most falls aren’t too serious, they can result in significant injuries from time to time. In fact, a fall could be fatal in some cases, such as a fall from height.
If you’ve been hurt because of a slip, trip or fall which wasn’t your fault, you could be eligible to receive compensation in Colchester. Of course, you will need to prove who was responsible for your injuries in order to be able to obtain compensation from them.
Using evidence to support your claim
Immediately following the incident, you may not feel able to obtain any evidence and this is completely understandable. If you were able to take photographs at the scene of the accident, these could be helpful when making your claim but your injuries may have prevented you from doing this.
Similarly, if you were able to collect the contact details of any witnesses, they may be able to provide a statement at a later date.
If you were too badly injured to collect evidence or the shock of the incident meant that you didn’t think to take any photos, there’s no need to worry. Often, you can collect evidence at a later date so you could still obtain compensation in Colchester.
Your medical records alone can be used as evidence when you make a personal injury claim, as they’ll list the type of harm you suffered and the treatment you received.
Make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you’re thinking of taking legal action, you may want to find out how much compensation in Colchester you could be awarded. Many people underestimate just how much a claim can be worth and this can result in this missing out on a considerable amount of compensation.
With our easy 30-second test, you can find out just how much compensation you could receive quickly and easily.
Alternatively, why not speak to our personal injury team about taking legal action after an accident? Our advisers will be happy to talk through the claims process with you and we’ll provide any information you require. We even offer free no-obligation advice!
To learn more now, simply call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 4th August 2014
Author: David Brown