To make an injury claim in Gretna Green, you should have been injured in an accident that was not your fault within the last three years. If you have an illness which was caused by someone else’s negligence, you also have three years to file a claim.
You need a personal injury solicitor who deals with the type of accident or injury which you were involved in. If for example, you had the wrong treatment while in hospital you would need the services of a clinical negligence solicitor if you wanted to succeed with your injury claim in Gretna Green.
Injury claim in Gretna Green
If you intend making an injury claim in Gretna Green, you and your solicitor will have to build a watertight case. Your solicitor will require your medical report and you may be asked to have a medical examination so that a second professional opinion can be sought. They will also need a police report if the police were involved, and you should keep receipts for all expenses related to your injury (prescription charges, for example). You will also be asked to provide pay slips as proof of earnings if you intend to claim to cover your loss of earnings for the time you were not at work after being injured.
Your solicitor will eventually be able to give you a rough estimate of how much compensation you could receive after they have done some research and consulted the Judicial Studies Board guidelines. These set out broad bands of how much compensation should be awarded for different types of injury. The more severe your injury, the more you should receive in compensation. This is because compensation is awarded for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injury.
If a person sustains a brain injury or damage to the spinal cord in an accident that was not their fault, and they needed care for the rest of their life, then they would receive compensation to cover the cost of that. For such injuries, one might receive millions of pounds in compensation. However, no amount of compensation can of course actually make up for the injuries suffered and the loss of quality of life.
Accident Advice Helpline
We are a law firm who have been in the business of helping people like you with their personal injury compensation claims for more than 16 years. We work in partnership with a team of expert solicitors all over the country. To find out more about us, visit our website. Then you may feel inclined to give us a ring. Call right now for expert legal advice.
If you think you have grounds on which to make an injury claim in Gretna Green, why not call us here at Accident Advice Helpline? We offer expert legal advice and the calls to our freephone number is free. You can call us 24/7 from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993 at any time (charges may vary).
Date Published: 18th September 2013