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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."

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    Injury Report Form

    Injury Report Form

    Injury Report Form

    If you have suffered injury as the result of an accident, you will most likely have received medical treatment either at the scene, in hospital, or from your GP. An injury report form is used as part of a claim for compensation against a negligent third party and is an important piece of evidence that confirms the extent of your injuries and the effect they are having on your day-to-day life.

    One of the criteria for a legitimate compensation claim is that accident victims must receive medical treatment following their accident, so if there is any likelihood that you might start a claim in the future, it is advisable to at least see your GP. Regardless of whether you make a claim, injuries such as whiplash are not always felt immediately, so in the interests of your wellbeing it is a good idea to visit a doctor as a matter of course.

    What is included in an injury report form?

    A detailed description of the injuries sustained in the accident forms the basis of an injury report form and may be provided by your GP, or a hospital doctor. The form can include details of how your injuries affect your daily life and an opinion on how your life could be affected in the future. Employers are required by law to complete an accident report form if the accident happened in the workplace and this can also be used as evidence in your claim.

    The injury report form is a vital addition to your claim documentation and should be completed as fully as possible soon after the accident. If your injuries are such that a prolonged stay in hospital is needed, it may be possible to obtain a preliminary injury report form that describes your initial injuries. This can then be supplemented with more information as time progresses.

    Some expert guidance

    For a clear idea of what the claims process involves, call our friendly advisors who will be able to tell you exactly what to expect if you decide to claim compensation. Our advisors are highly trained and very supportive and there will be no pressure put on you to start a claim. Accident Advice Helpline offers round the clock access to expert legal advice and are supported by a network of experienced legal partners to process your claim. Just give them a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.

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    Obtaining an injury report form from your doctor is one of the first steps to take if you are serious about claiming personal injury compensation. Taking photocopies of all relevant documentation, and dedicating a file or folder to everything connected with your case, will help to keep you organised and stay on top of the administrative aspect of your claim.

    Date Published: 10th February 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Personal injury claims

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