What to do after a Tonbridge and Malling scho accident
If you were injured as a result of your Tonbridge and Malling school accident you may be thinking about claiming compensation.
If your accident wasn’t your fault then you probably can get compensation, and we can provide you with an injury lawyer to work on your claim, but there are a number of things you can do to increase the chances of your claim being a success.
Helping your claim
If you haven’t as yet received medical attention as a result of whatever injury or illness you suffered because of your Tonbridge and Malling school accident, visit your GP. Tell him all of your symptoms, and if he suggests seeing a specialist then take him up on that offer, and if you think you need to see a specialist then suggest this to your doctor. Don’t forget to mention the psychological effects of your injury – such as trouble sleeping or the stress of impending financial problems that your Tonbridge and Malling school accident may cause you. All of this will go on your medical record and help your claim.
Report your accident to the relevant authority
For example: If you know, or even just suspect, that a law has been broken, contact the police. If your Tonbridge and Malling school accident happened because of a wet floor in a supermarket, write a letter of complaint to their head office. If yours was a slip trip or fall in a public place, report this to the council in charge of maintaining the location of your accident. For work accidents, record the accident in the record book and complain to your employer.
Write an account of your accident. The time, date, place; the weather, any observations you had at the time about the person responsible for your ordeal (if it was a person), the effects that your accident is having on your daily life, and so on.
Take any pictures that may take your claim. If yours was a car accident for example, take photos of the damage to your car. Also take pictures of any visible injuries.
Check that you are eligible to claim
You can do this by calling our helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speaking to one of our advisers. Our advisers are fully trained and will treat you with sympathy and understanding. There is no obligation to claim through us if you later decide not to do so.
Wait until you know the full impact of your Tonbridge and Malling school accident before claiming. You will not be able claim for any additional costs after your claim has been settled.
And remember to keep a record of all costs and financial losses arising from your Tonbridge and Malling school accident. Keep any receipts, statements and payslips that prove these costs.
For more help and advice about claiming please call our twenty four hour helpline now on 0800 689 500, or 0333 500 0993 if using a mobile.
Date Published: 13th July 2014
Author: David Brown