Speak to an injury lawyer in Crockernwell
If you have been injured in any sort of accident and are thinking about making a compensation claim, then you should contact Accident Advice Helpline for advice and information on the best way to proceed.
We are a law firm with over 15 years’ experience in dealing with a variety of personal injury claims and our in house injury lawyers in Crockernwell are all experts in their field.
To find out if you are eligible to make a claim, you can take our 30 second test, which you will find on our website. By answering just a few simple questions about your accident and the injuries you have suffered, you will find out if you are entitled to make a claim and whether you should therefore contact an injury lawyer in Crockernwell to help you with the legal process.
The Importance of Medical Evidence
When you instruct an injury lawyer in Crockernwell to take on your claim, they will tell you that it is important to gather as much information as possible. Arguably the most important form of evidence you can gather is medical.
When you are first injured you should seek medical advice as quickly as possible. Where appropriate, you should request that your accident is recorded in an Accident Report Book (for example, if your accident occurred at your place of work) and keep a photocopy of this for your own records.
You should then visit either your normal doctor, or an Accident and Emergency Department to seek appropriate treatment for your injury or injuries. This will all be documented and stored on your medical file as further evidence of the nature and severity of your injury.
You should also keep your own record of how much pain you are in, what medication you have been taking or have been prescribed and the impact this is having on your life, day to day, especially if you have had to take any time off work as a result of your injuries as this is all important information that your injury lawyer in Crockernwell will need to know to help gauge how much your compensation claim might be worth.
Once you have instructed an injury lawyer in Crockernwell to take on your claim, they will arrange for an independent medical expert to assess your case. This will involve a face to face meeting where you will discuss the nature of your injuries. The medical expert’s job is to discuss the medical treatment you have received, the anticipated time-scale for recovery and the likelihood of you experiencing any on-going symptoms as a result of the accident. They will also take into account any pre-existing conditions you may have been suffering from.
Once your injury lawyer in Crockernwell is in receipt of the completed medical report, they will send this to the other side’s legal representatives and this information will be used to help determine the extent of the financial compensation you can expect to receive.
If you have any queries about the medical report and the appointed expert, speak to your injury lawyer in Crockernwell today.
Date Published: 9th November 2013
Author: David Brown