An accident such as a fall at work, a road traffic accident or a slip, trip or fall will in most cases result in an injury of some description. Your injury will in likelihood require medical attention, and if the accident was someone else’s fault, you should ensure you have an injury report to provide evidence to make a claim for compensation.
As well as your accident being someone else’s fault, it must also have occurred within the past three years and have resulted in medical attention in order to be eligible to claim. You can check the eligibility of your accident by using an online checker such as the Accident Advice Helpline 30 second tool, which will also provide you with the approximate compensation amount you may be able to expect for your injuries.
Progressing your claim
A compensation provider such as the Accident Advice Helpline has a vast amount of expertise in handling personal injury claims, using years of experience to guide you through the claims process with minimum fuss. To progress your claim with us, you can fill out our online claim form which takes only a few minutes of your time, or if you would prefer to make a call you can telephone our advice line, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500. It is a good idea to progress your claim as soon as possible, ensuring you retain key details and pieces of information to help your case.
One of our highly trained, specialist advisers will be in touch with you to progress your claim, requesting details such as:
- Your own account of the accident, in as much detail as possible
- Any loss of earnings you may have experienced
- Details of expenses incurred as a result of your accident, which may include extra travel costs, care costs or bills medication
- An injury report
What is an injury report, and why is it needed?
An injury report provides documentation of the physical problems you have encountered following your accident. This will verify your own account of the accident and act as evidence to support your claim. An injury report may be provided by your doctor, or alternatively by your sports team if your accident happened whilst participating in a sports game such as a rugby match. It may also refer to your work’s accident log, which every employer is required to have by UK law and lists all accidents that have occurred within the workplace.
What is required to progress a claim for compensation?
Once you have provided all information to our professional advisers, Accident Advice Helpline will do the rest of the work on your behalf. In the majority of cases, you will be able to progress your claim via the telephone and will not need to attend court. In some cases, medical assessments are required to support your claim. All of our legal experts work on a no win, no fee* basis, offering you further peace of mind.
Date Published: 23rd January 2013
Author: Sharon Parry
Category: Personal injury claims