If you have been affected by unexpected accidents in Dumfries and Galloway, it is possible that you will be able to make personal injury claims against the person who was at fault for your accident.
However, you will need to prove that they caused your injuries and that your injuries were significant enough to warrant medical attention. If you believe that you deserve compensation, proving that you were injured is almost as important as proving that another person was at fault, so here are some tips for doing this.
See your doctor as soon as possible
Your doctor will be able to give you a full medical assessment which will not only prove that you were injured, but also how badly you were injured and how long it is likely to take for you to recover. Not only this, but your doctor will be able to provide you with a medical certificate to sign you off from work for a time, which further backs up your claim and helps you to claim expenses for loss of earnings.
You can try taking photographs of your injuries as well as using your doctor’s certificate, so that you can prove what your injuries looked like at the various stages of healing. Although they won’t necessarily work as proof on their own, your solicitor can add them to other evidence to help make your claim more likely to be successful.
Don’t forget to take your mental state into account
Being seriously injured can be traumatic, and many people coming out of a serious accident will be left with post-traumatic stress disorder. If you have been referred for counselling or had to take medication for depression after your accident, don’t forget to mention this in your claim as it may up the amount of compensation you can get.
Claiming for unexpected accidents in Dumfries and Galloway
Once you have all of the evidence you need to prove that your injuries were significant and your accident was caused by the negligence of someone else, the next step is to make your Dumfries and Galloway personal injury claims through a solicitor.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we work in partnership with injury lawyers throughout Scotland so we can help you to claim for unexpected accidents in Dumfries and Galloway.
To find out more, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or you can text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to the team about your accident and to make a start on your claim as soon as possible.
Date Published: 29th August 2014
Author: David Brown