When you start your compensation claim with an injury claim solicitor in Glentrool Village from Accident Advice Helpline, you will be asked for some details about your injury. At the start of the claim, this information is very simple, but as the claim progresses more detailed information will be required.
Medical information at the start of your claim
The initial medical information is collected as part of the Accident Advice Helpline 30-second test. This is a very quick and easy way of finding out whether your claim is likely to be successful and getting an estimate of how much money you could receive as a payout if you win your case. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we make it as easy as possible for you to take part in this test. You can access it via our website, and it merely involves a few clicks of the mouse to complete. Alternatively, you can use our 24/7 hotline and discuss your claim with one of our highly trained professional advisers.
The medical information required at this stage is:
- Whether you received medical attention for your injury; and
- the part of your body that was injured in your accident.
The first question is used to assess how easy it will be to prove that you were injured in your accident. If you received medical attention for your injuries, this will be documented in your medical notes and will help to prove that the injury was genuine.
The second question is to determine how severe your injury was and how much money you may receive in a potential compensation payout. In general terms, the more serious injuries attract the higher levels of compensation.
Medical information required later for your injury claim solicitor in Glentrool Village
Later on in your claim, your injury claim solicitor in Glentrool Village will need some further details about your injury and the treatment that you have received. Your solicitor may have requested your medical notes from the doctor’s surgery or the accident and emergency department where you were treated. They will also need to know about any operations and time that you had to spend in hospital. It is a good idea to keep a record of all of your out-patient, physiotherapy or osteopathy appointments. You should also keep the receipts for parking and travel to these appointments, as they will be relevant to your claim.
You will be able to provide full details about how your injury was treated, which can be very variable. For example, a broken ankle can be treated simply by fitting a plaster cast or may require major orthopaedic surgery with metal plates and pins followed by weeks of physiotherapy. If your symptoms are still ongoing, then you should tell your solicitor about this. At some point in your claim, you will probably be required to attend an appointment with a medical expert to get a medical report prepared.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to make your claim. We work in partnership with a network of solicitors across the country, so if you’re looking for an injury claim solicitor in Glentrool Village, we can help.
Every injury claim solicitor in Glentrool Village we work in partnership with works on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so there are no upfront costs for you to make a claim.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown