Making a compensation claim for the personal injury you’ve suffered can seem a daunting task and often the last thing on your mind after an accident. To help you understand the steps you should take following a personal injury we’ve created this step by step guide.If you’ve been injured in an accident the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Depending on the seriousness of your injuries this could either mean paying a visit to your general practitioner or the hospital. If you visit the hospital you should inform your GP about the injuries you’ve suffered so they can provide you with follow up treatment.
Making a compensation claim for the personal injury you’ve suffered can seem a daunting task and often the last thing on your mind after an accident. To help you understand the steps you should take following a personal injury we’ve created this step by step guide.
Seek Medical Attention
If you’ve been injured in an accident the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Depending on the seriousness of your injuries this could either mean paying a visit to your general practitioner or the hospital. If you visit the hospital you should inform your GP about the injuries you’ve suffered so they can provide you with follow up treatment.
It’s vital that you start progressing towards recovery as soon as possible and a medical expert will be able to provide you with the care you need. They will also record the details and seriousness of the injuries you’ve sustained which is vital later in the claims process.
Record The Details Of Your Injury Or Illness
The cause of your injury will change how you should record the details. If you was involved in a road traffic accident you should report the incident to your local police force. You should also ensure that your insurance company has been notified, if you fail to ensure both of the above are completed it could potentially jeopardise your claim.
If you suffered the injury as a result of an accident in the workplace you should record the details of the accident in your employers accident book. If the injuries you’ve sustained are serious you should also inform the government Health And Safety Executive (HSE) so there inspectors can assess the cause of the accident.
If you were injured in a slip, trip or fall you should inform the owner of the land the accident took place on. If your accident took place in a public place such as a recreational park or town centre it’s likely your local council own and are responsible for its maintenance. If you was on a private companies property you should inform the company of the details of the accident and the injuries you suffered.
In all cases any pictures of the accident scene can prove very useful later on in the claims process. Along with the contact details of any witnesses who saw the accident occur, they could prove vital when trying to establish who was at fault for the accident.
Make sure to keep a record of doctor’s visits, medications, treatments, operations, expenses and wage loss information. Your solicitor can use this information to help secure any costs of loss of earnings that you’ve incurred following the accident. Try to keep all this information neat and organised so you can easily provide it to your solicitor when asked.
- Read how we helped Adam after his road traffic accident
- When I was involved in a road traffic accident and I suffered what could have been life changing injuries I didn’t know where to turn. I was laid up at home after I had suffered broken bones in both of my legs.
I was worried that by the time I was able to work again my cash reserves would have dried up and my family would be struggling to afford to put food on the table. Something which is every dads worst nightmare.A friend of mine suggested I call a personal injury solicitor and said he has previously used Injury Lawyers UK and was very impressed. The next day I called and spoke to Matthew Waterfield, he immediately reassured me that I was likely to have a successful claim.He swiftly arranged for me to have a private medical examination to establish how well I was recovering and what more could be done to aid me. He seemed to care about me and my family, he arranged a time to pay me a visit to meet in person.He informed me that it was likely I could receive an interim payment to help me make ends meet while I was still off work. He arranged extensive physiotherapy sessions with a brilliant doctor, I believe this physiotherapy is the reason I no longer have trouble walking or pains.Matthew had managed to provide enough evidence showing the blame lay with the third party and their insurers admitted full liability. Injury Lawyers UK successfully recovered £41,000 in compensation. This meant that I no longer had to worry about providing for my family.
Without Matthew’s and Injury Lawyers UK support during a difficult period for my family the outcome could have been very difficult. I can’t begin to extend my gratitude for their team who did all they could to help me.
I recommend anyone who finds themselves in the same situation as me to contact Injury Lawyers UK, they helped me overcome my injuries better than I thought I ever would.
Get In Touch With A Personal Injury Solicitor
Contact a personal injury solicitor who can help you make a claim for compensation using the details you’ve recorded. You should do this as soon as possible following an accident as there is a time limit on most claims. They will be able to inform the responsible party that you wish to seek compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered and manage your claim until settlement.
This process can vary drastically in length depending on a number of factors including the injuries you suffered and whether the opponents dispute who was liable for the accident occurring.
Injury Lawyers UK have a team of personal injury solicitors with over 20 years’ claim handling experience, they can help you get the compensation you deserve with their quick and easy claims process.
Talk to a solicitor now by calling 0800 1123 156 or fill out the enquiry form found below.