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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury claim solicitor in Glenridding


    If you are embarking on your first ever injury claim case then you may not be aware of the elements of a case that make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful outcome. A successful injury claim case is a personal injury case where the injured person (the claimant) successfully claims a fair level of compensation from the person that was at fault for their accident. Here are the three main elements of a successful injury claim

    Showing who was at fault with help from an injury claim solicitor in Glenridding

    All successful claimants (people making a claim) have been able to prove that someone else was at fault for their accident. The person who was at fault is the person that the claim is made is against. The ‘person’ may not actually be a person at all and may be a company. For example, if you suffer a fall in a supermarket because the floor was worn and damaged then you would make a claim against the company that operates the supermarket. Modern injury claims are usually paid out of insurance policies. If you had a car accident that was caused by another driver, then you will be making a claim from the driver’s motor insurance policy.

    There are several ways in which you can show who was at fault for your accident and the expert personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline can talk you through these. One of these is your statement of what happened during the accident so make sure that you note down the important aspects as soon as you can. If the accident was witnessed by other people then make sure that you get their contact details so that they can be contacted and asked to provide a statement at a later stage. If you have photographs or sketches of the scene of the accident then these can also be very useful. Your injury claim solicitor in Glenridding may be able to request other types of evidence once your claim is underway.

    Showing that you were injured

    You can only make a personal injury claim if you have actually been injured. The common way of showing this is to seek medical attention for your injuries soon after the accident. This means that your injuries will be documented in your medical notes. Your injury claim solicitor in Glenridding will be able to request a copy of your medical notes as your claim progresses. You will also be asked to attend one interview with a medical expert where an assessment report of your injuries will be prepared.

    Choosing the right lawyer for your claim

    You will only have a successful claim if our personal injury lawyer has the expertise and experience to negotiate hard on your behalf – Accident Advice Helpline lawyers can do this for you. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.

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    Date Published: 17th November 2013

    Author: David Brown

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