An experienced solicitor in Orcheston can help you make a claim for personal injury, regardless of how and where you have been injured.
What your experienced solicitor in Orcheston needs to know
In order to initiate your claim your injury solicitor in Orcheston will need to know the following:
The details of your accident
Your injury solicitor in Orcheston will need to know all the parties that were involved in the accident, what led to the accident, how the accident could potentially have been prevented and who you think is responsible for the accident.
Your solicitor will then gather all the necessary and relevant information and evidence relating to the accident, for example, photographs, sketches, CCTV (where relevant), statements, witness details, police statements (if necessary) and any other documentary evidence that is available (for example, an accident report form if the accident occurred in the work place or a public place).
The details of your injury
Your injury solicitor in Orcheston will need to know the extent of your injuries at the time of the accident. For example, were you immediately aware that you were injured, or did injuries perhaps present themselves later? Your solicitor will request access to your medical records as these will corroborate your statement regarding your injuries and provide further written evidence for your claim.
Your injury solicitor in Orcheston will need to provide this information to the third party who is regarded as being liable for the accident and against whom you are intending to make a claim. Their legal representation will want to be assured that the injuries you have suffered were caused by the accident and were not in fact a pre-existing condition (of course, your injury solicitor in Orcheston will be able to assist you if indeed there was a pre-existing condition and these were made worse by the accident in question).
When the accident happened
While this is generally important information in order to establish a claim, one of the most important factors to take into consideration is that the accident occurred within the last three years.
This is because your injury solicitor in Orcheston has strict deadlines that they must adhere to when making a claim. Generally speaking a personal injury claim must be made within three years of the date of injury.
Of course, in some situations it is not possible to know when the precise “injury” took place, specifically in cases of industrial disease. If you have been diagnosed with a condition such as asthma or mesothelioma it will not be possible to pinpoint the precise moment where exposure to the disease causing substances reached a critical point and created the disease. Therefore the law allows for you to make a claim within three years of being diagnosed.
If you are at all concerned about how the deadlines affect you and your claim, speak to your injury solicitor in Orcheston today to find out more information. They will be able to provide you with all the information you need in order to proceed with your claim.
Date Published: 18th December 2013
Author: David Brown