How to make a claim for an accident in a public place
Many people know that if they have been injured as a result of an accident in a public place then experienced solicitors in Weybridge may be able to help them make a claim for compensation. What they don’t necessarily know however is the best way to help ensure that your case will be a success.
We asked our team of solicitors in Weybridge to provide us with some helpful tips to let you know what you can do to make sure you have the greatest possible chance of getting the compensation you deserve after you have been injured in an accident.
Report the accident
No matter where you have been injured, or the circumstances that led up to the accident occurring, make sure that you report the incident to the management of the premises you are in. It may be that you are in a restaurant or shop, perhaps a supermarket or book store. When you report the incident you may be required to complete a section of the premises Accident Report Book. Make sure that the information which has been recorded about your accident is correct and accurate before you sign it. If possible request a copy of the report for your own records.
Get details of witnesses
It would be helpful if you could obtain the details, for example, name and contact information, for anyone who would be able to corroborate your version of events. Your solicitors in Weybridge will then be able to contact these witnesses and ask them to provide a statement to help with your case.
Seek medical attention
If you have been injured as a result of your accident then it is important for you to seek medical attention. You may feel that your injuries are relatively minor at the time of the incident. However, it could be that minor symptoms develop into major ones. It is therefore vital you get checked out and are provided with the right treatment advice by a professional medical expert.
Your solicitors in Weybridge will also need access to your medical records once you start your claim, and it is important that you can demonstrate that your injuries were serious enough following the accident to warrant compensation being granted.
When it comes to making a claim for personal injury, solicitors in Weybridge can also help you get compensation for any loss of earnings or out of pocket expenses you have incurred as a result of your injury. In order to do this it is important you keep your receipts.
Contact our solicitors in Weybridge today
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today and find out if one of our solicitors in Weybridge can help you make a claim. Alternatively you can take our 30 second test and check your legal eligibility for making a claim directly.
Date Published: 18th May 2014
Author: David Brown