How can I make a Personal Injury Claim?
Making a personal injury claim can be quick and painless. It can easily be broken down into four parts. That's all it takes! Four steps and you're on your way to the compensation you deserve for your personal injury.
1. Clear Fault
A personal injury hinges on the fact that the suffering is the result of someone else's negligence or intentional harm. This is important to remember! The first step in making a personal injury claim is identifying the person or organization responsible for your personal injury.
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While you may not actually seek compensation from the person responsible for your injury, it is important that you establish their involvement. If you caused the injury yourself or if it was the fault of your own actions, you cannot make a claim.
2. Medical Documentation
As soon as you incur a personal injury, it is vital that you seek medical attention. Remember, you do not receive personal injury compensation just because something bad happened to you. Instead, you receive compensation for medical injuries, whether physical or mental.
Before you go any further, see a doctor and request medical documentation that proves your injury was serious enough to receive attention from a professional. Have the doctor explain your injury in written detail. This will help prove that you do indeed require compensation.
3. Solid Evidence
You must have evidence that the injury occurred and that it was the fault of another person. As soon as you fall victim to a personal injury, seek legal advice. A professional will be able to help you collect evidence before it's too late.
Many injuries, such as those resulting from car accidents and medical negligence are well documented. In those cases, you will not have trouble obtaining solid evidence.
4. Excellent Solicitor
Finally, you should be keeping your eyes open for an excellent injury solicitor. Look for a solicitor or firm that specializes in the type of claim you are looking to make. They will bring years of experience to the table, which means they are more likely to lead you to success.
Personal Injury News
A Freedom of Information request handed in to Sunderland City Council has unearthed figures detailing the amount of money which has been paid out to people as compensation for tripping on loose or misplaced paving stones. The money paid out to those Wearsiders who have fallen and injured themselves runs into tens of thousands of pounds.
Chloe Glasson, a 14-year-old Scottish schoolgirl, received a jab to immunise her against swine flu in November 2009 and, several months later, fell victim to the condition known as narcolepsy.
Albert Davenport, a 77-year-old from Saltford, was being treated for prostate cancer at Bath’s Royal United Hospital when mistakes were made that were so serious he emerged having been rendered almost entirely deaf.
Mr Ronald Rutherford of East Kilbride was returning home in a taxi from a night out with his wife when he took the courageous decision to act as a Good Samaritan, attempting to intervene in a fight to stop what appeared to be a large gang of youths attacking two individuals.
Window fitter Des Jarvis, aged 45, was on a holiday at the Didim Beach Resort, Altinkum, Turkey, staying with his girlfriend Nikki and their two children. What should have been a luxury £5,500 holiday turned to horror, however, when Mr Jarvis suffered an accident on a waterslide which left him with a right leg which was broken in six places.