If you have been injured in an accident the first thing you are likely to want to do is seek medical advice and attention. You can then be certain that any injuries you may have are either not serious, or that you receive the necessary treatment to help you start to recover from them.
When it comes to making South Ayrshire personal injury claims this is also a vitally important action to take. Not only are you ensuring that your own health and well-being is taken care of, but you are also providing yourself with documentary evidence that not only has an accident taken place, but that you were injured as a result.
How to make South Ayrshire personal injury claims
When you decide that you want to pursue a claim for compensation and you appoint an Accident Advice Helpline South Ayrshire personal injury claims solicitor, one of the first things they will need to do is gain access to your medical records. You can provide them with authority to do this by completing a form that one of our team members will send to you.
The purpose of this information is to provide the evidence necessary for the injuries you are claiming compensation for. This will then be forwarded to the third party that is being held as liable for the accident.
Your South Ayrshire personal injury claims solicitor will also arrange for you to be seen by an independent medical expert. The purpose of this is the ensure that you have fully recovered from your injuries. If it is the case that you have not done so by the time you are seen by this expert, then it will enable them to assess the true extent of your injuries. This is important because if you are likely to have ongoing complications or issues as a result of your injuries, this will need to be taken into account when determining the amount of compensation your South Ayrshire personal injury claims solicitor will seek to secure for you.
Your South Ayrshire personal injury claims solicitor will do all they can to make sure that not only you receive the compensation that they believe you are entitled to, but that you receive the maximum amount possible.
This will include recovering any lost income or earnings that have been caused as a result of your accident or injuries. For example, you may have had to take time off from work to recover from your accident, or to attend medical appointments. If this time is unpaid and you have suffered financially as a result, your solicitor will arrange for this money to be recovered.
You may also have had to make some out-of-pocket payments, such as travelling to appointments, or paying for medical treatment.
To find out how much compensation you may be due, take our 30-second test today or give us a call on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 29th August 2014
Author: Emma Matthews