Have you received medical treatment before contacting a Christchurch law firm?
Most people who use a Christchurch law firm to make a claim for compensation will have received some form of medical treatment before starting their claim. Although many of these people will have been treated in a hospital, this isn’t a pre-requisite to making a successful claim with a Christchurch law firm.
If you receive medical treatment in your doctor’s surgery or in a specialist clinic, you could still go on to make a successful claim for compensation with help from a Christchurch law firm. Of course, in order to assist with your claim, it’s likely that a Christchurch law firm will need to access your medical records.
Often, a person’s medical records will provide more substantial information about their injuries or illness. In addition to this, they can contain medical opinion regarding the cause of the injury, or the likely cause. When you come to make your claim, this type of information can be very useful to your Christchurch law firm as it can help to prove who was responsible for your injuries.
In most cases, patients aren’t in possession of their medical notes but this doesn’t stop them from obtaining compensation. With help from a personal injury lawyer or a Christchurch law firm, you should be able to access all your medical notes so that you’re able to make a claim. However, if you do have any paperwork or evidence relating to your injuries or your compensation claim, it’s important to keep them in a safe place until you can pass them on to your Christchurch law firm. Even if you don’t think that they will be particularly relevant to your case, it’s best to let your lawyers decide what to use when you make your compensation claim.
Unfortunately, the costs associated with making a compensation claim can put some people off obtaining compensation. Although some personal injury law firms do charge very expensive upfront fees, this isn’t the only way to make a claim. If you’re unable to pay upfront fees or if you don’t want to take the financial risk of paying upfront fees, you could still obtain compensation for your injuries.
At Accident Advice Helpline we help claimants by working on a no win no fee* basis. This means that if you choose to make your compensation claim with us, you won’t have to pay anything upfront at all so there’s no need to panic about how to pay for your claim.
To find out more about making a no win no fee* compensation claim, why not contact us and speak to a member of our team today? We’re available around the clock so you can contact us whenever you need to on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll always be happy to provide the help you need in order to proceed with your claim.
Date Published: 16th August 2014