Today we're going to share with you a simple guide on what you should keep in mind when making an injury claim. If you've had an accident at work, then naturally you'll want compensation from those you believe caused it, but make sure you look into it carefully before you go ahead, that way you'll know exactly what to expect. Personal injury claims are more common now than every before and keep injury lawyers very busy. Let's take a look at some of the things you should think about before making a claim.
It Could Be a Lengthy Process – So Be Prepared
It won't be a simple process, no legal action ever is. You'll need to be as communicative, patient and as cooperative as possible, because your injury lawyer will need to ask a lot of questions. The more you're able to help him out, the easier it's going to make his/her job acting on your behalf.
There's a Time Frame to Consider For Your Claim
There's a time frame from which to claim compensation, which is three years from the date of when your accident happened. However, you can also claim three years from when you had reasonable knowledge that your injury was as a result of your accident, this is a safeguard in case you weren't aware of the extend of your injury at the time it happened.
It's Won't Be as Expensive as You Might Think
If you don't have a lot of money and no savings, then you may be put off contacting a solicitor. However, keep in mind that most personal injury lawyers operate on a no-win/no-fee basis and if you win you'll have a percentage deducted for your injury lawyer's cost. If your claim is unsuccessful then you won't be charged anything. So you've got nothing to lose, but the service you get depends on the firm you hire, so choose carefully.
You Can Claim For More Than Just Your Injury
You can claim for more than just your injury if it's caused you lifestyle changes and you are unable to work, or you need to pay someone to care for you. You may find that you can claim compensation for these things as well as the injury itself. You need to make sure your solicitor is going to look at how your injury has impacted on your life and if it has been affected, they can make sure you claim for that too.
No matter how severe your injuries are, you'll have to prove that the other party is responsible for your accident, and that by acting irresponsibly they caused you to hurt yourself. Evidence then, is crucial to proving negligence. So keeping in mind what we said about giving your solicitor as much information as possible at the beginning of this post, this is why. The more information you can give him/her, the better able they are to help you prove the other party was negligent.
Currie and Co - Injury Claims – Injury Lawyers
Here at Currie and Co, we have plenty of experience in dealing with personal injury claims and have achieved excellent results on behalf of our clients in the past. We can talk to you about your potential personal injury claim in straightforward language avoiding jargon, so you'll know whether you have a strong claim, and where to go from there. Get in touch if you think you may be entitled to compensation from a personal injury claim and we'll be happy to help.