Personal – Relating to you as a person, rather than to your property.
Injury – Damage done to your mind or your body.
Compensation – The money paid to you by someone else.
Claim – Asking for the compensation.
Personal injury compensation claim – The way of getting recompense for the pain and suffering you have been caused by the recklessness or neglect of someone else.
Who can make personal injury claims in Swindon?
Anyone who has been injured in an accident that was not their own fault can make personal injury claims in Swindon, as long as their injuries needed medical attention and the accident took place no more than three years ago.
If whoever was responsible does not admit they were to blame, you will need to prove their guilt, and you will also need medical reports to prove your injuries. You can reclaim any extra expenses that have arisen because of the accident, but you will need proof that you have had to pay them. If you are employed, loss of earnings can be recouped, as long as you can prove it.
The burden of proof when you are making personal injury claims in Swindon
No one will take your word for things when it comes to making personal injury claims in Swindon – proof of everything will be needed. This, together with the legal complexities of making a claim, sounds like a whole lot of work and effort on your part.
Making a claim the easy way
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have made the process as simple as possible, while not compromising the amount you are awarded.
We will ask if there were any witnesses to the accident and contact them to see if they will make a statement. If you were able to take photos of the accident scene, they might be useful, and if there are reports made by any official bodies, we will get copies of those.
Give us the name and address of your doctor, and we will ask for medical reports on your injuries; we might even ask you to have an independent medical assessment.
For the expenses, get receipts for whatever you have to spend relating to the accident. For loss of earnings, if you do not have your wage slips, we will ask your employer or accountant to confirm this.
As for the legal side, there are no problems here as we are a specialised law firm who only handle personal injury claims. Once we have everything we need from you, you can get on with the job of recovering from your injuries and leave the rest to us.
If you want to know more about making a personal injury claim, call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Our experts claims advisors will answer any questions you may have, and without any obligation at all give you all the legal advice you need to make a claim, free of charge.
Date Published: 3rd August 2014