When it comes to making personal injury claims in Haringey one of the most important aspects is providing the necessary evidence to substantiate your case. If you have employed a solicitor to represent you then it is their job to ensure that the correct evidence is gathered and provided to the third party against whom you are making a claim.
Depending on the types of personal injury claims in Haringey being made different evidence may be required. However, no matter what type of claim you are making or against whom you are making it, your solicitor will always need to provide evidence of the personal injury you have suffered.
In the first instance this will mean that you will need to provide your solicitor with access to your medical records. Given that your accident resulted in a personal injury you are likely to have needed to seek medical advice or attention within the hours following your accident. This may have been in the form of paramedics at the scene of the accident, the local Accident and Emergency department or your own GP as soon as is practical. No matter who you saw, or when you saw them this visit will be recorded in your medical notes along with a description of your injury and symptoms and the advice provided.
Your solicitor will also arrange for you to be seen by an independent medical expert who specialises in assessing personal injury claims in Haringey. This expert will look at your medical history and will discuss with you your current condition in relation to the injuries you have sustained. By the time you have this appointment you may have fully recovered from your injuries or you may still be suffering some side effects depending on the severity of your accident. The medical expert will then write a report detailing how long they believe it is reasonable to expect you to recover from your accident and it is this report that will be primarily used to determine how much compensation you are likely to receive.
To find out how much compensation you could be due to receive from your injuries you can take our 30-second test. This will give you a good indication of the range of compensation you could receive and is based on previously successful personal injury claims in Haringey that are similar to yours.
However, it is also important to note that compensation can be claimed for loss of income and earnings or out of pocket expenses. Your solicitor will also need to provide proof of such expenses as part of your claim, often in the form of receipts or letters from your work’s HR department.
The solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline have extensive experience in handling personal injury claims in Haringey and will always do all they can to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
For more information call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 15th August 2014
Author: David Brown