Making a claim for a personal injury is a matter of personal choice. Many people never make a claim, even though they may have a legal right to do so. This is often because they simply cannot face what they perceive to be a long and drawn out process. But if you have suffered an injury that occurred through no fault of your own and want to make a claim then there are a few things you can do to make your claim as quick and as painless as possible. One of the first things you should do is employ the services of a good injury claim lawyer in Hickstead. Accident Advice Helpline may well have a good choice for you. This will safeguard your interests and they will be able to provide you with information as to what you need to provide to help them with your case.
Witnesses: Yes or No?
One of the first things any injury lawyer will ask you is do you have a witness of the event. Sadly many people who suffer an accident do not think of this at the time, and also many people are reluctant to come forward as a witness in support of a claim. You do not need to have a witness to pursue a claim but even the best lawyer in the business will struggle to present a strong case if there is no evidence to support your statement of events. Fortunately if you have not collected witness information at the time of the event there are alternatives that may be able to help you with your case.
Injury claim lawyer in Hickstead – Alternatives
CCTV footage will help support your claim if the accident happened in a public place or anywhere where security cameras have been installed. If you were involved in a motoring accident the police, by law, should have been called so there will be an incident report filed. This will give the attending officers’ opinions of the event and can also be used to enforce your claim. Sadly the other party may not be a reliable witness unless they have already admitted blame.
If the accident occurred at work then it should have been recorded in the accident at work book under the guidance of health and safety; the report will have been countersigned by a manager or health and safety representative: you may even have had a union rep present and these signatures will all help support your account of the event.
You still have every entitlement to make a claim through your injury claim lawyer in Hickstead whether you have witnesses or not; you do not need to discuss anything with your witnesses yourself as this will all be handled by your solicitor. If you still feel unsure about whether you should be making a claim or not then contact an experienced law firm such as the Accident Advice Helpline who are available twenty four hours a day seven days a week on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. They will help you to find your injury lawyer in Hickstead.
Date Published: 30th December 2013
Author: David Brown