If you have been injured in an accident within the home then you might be able to make a claim for compensation. Speak to an injury claim lawyer in Hessle today to find out more about making a claim.
Things your injury claim lawyer in Hessle will need to know
In order to start a claim for compensation your injury claim lawyer in Hessle will need to know, and ultimately show to the other party’s legal representatives, the following information:
- That an injury has occurred. Your injury claim lawyer in Hessle will need access to your medical records which should demonstrate that you have been involved in an accident and have received the injuries that you are reporting to have received as a result. They will also arrange for you to see an independent medical expert who will compile their own report on the nature of your injuries, how they were sustained, and how long they anticipate you will need to recover from the injuries, as well as detailing, in their opinion, the impact the injuries have had on your life up to the point of examination.
- That the accident was not your fault. Your injury lawyer in Hessle will need to establish who is responsible for the accident. Generally speaking the accident should have been entirely caused by another individual as it is against them that you will be making a claim for compensation; however, it is still possible to make a claim even if you are partly responsible for the accident in some way. If this is the case then you will just receive slightly less compensation than you would have if the accident had not been your fault at all.
- That the accident occurred within the last three years. An injury lawyer in Hessle will easily be able to establish this from your statements, recollections, medical reports, and any other information on hand relating to the accident. It is important that the accident occurred within the last three years as there are strict deadlines in place on how long you have to make a claim for personal injury following the incident in which the injury took place. There are some exceptions to the rules, for example, in the case of minors and industrial diseases, so if your accident did occur over three years ago it is still best to speak to an injury lawyer in Hessle to find out if you could make a claim.
Take the Test
You could also take Accident Advice Helpline’s eligibility checker, our 30-second test, to find out if you qualify to make a claim. Not only will this tell you if you could make a claim without you having to speak to an injury claim lawyer in Hessle straight away, but it will give you a good idea of how much your claim might actually be worth if it is successful.
If you have been injured in an accident you have already been through a lot. Let our injury lawyer in Hessle help you through the claim process and let you stop worrying, giving you more time to concentrate on recovering.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 5th December 2013
Author: David Brown