Personal injuries can be devastating to the victim. Taking you away from work or being unable to carry out everyday activities because of an accident can have both emotional and financial implications. A person who has suffered from a personal injury as a result of an accident that wasn’t their fault may wish to claim compensation. If this sounds like you, be sure to read on for more information about what to do if you’ve suffered a personal injury.
- Gather All of the Facts
When making a personal injury claim with a personal injury solicitor, you will need to gather all of the relevant information first. This doesn’t have to happen immediately following an accident. In fact, legislation states that you have up to three years following a personal injury in order to make a personal injury claim for compensation. So if your focus has been on your recovery or you’ve run into problems as a result of your personal injury, there may still be time for you to make a personal injury claim. You will also want to think about how the accident occurred, any damage or injuries sustained to you and perhaps your vehicle (if involved in a road accident) and any other factors which you may think are relevant.
- Search for a personal injury solicitor
Personal injury solicitors are in abundance on-line, but you will want to check that the firm which you choose has experienced lawyers who are used to dealing with compensation personal injury claims and understand this legal area well. Look for recommendations on their website, that they can provide you with information about personal injury and that they offer a no win, no fee policy for their claims.
- Get in touch
Most specialist personal injury lawyers will have a dedicated 24/7 line for dealing with personal injury queries. Trained advisers will be able to guide you through the process and quickly determine whether or not you will be eligible to make a personal injury claim. Rather than treat the call as an opportunity to sell, they will offer you fantastic, friendly advice. A reputable personal injury solicitors will put you under no obligation to proceed with your claim and give you the space to come to your own decision.
- Proceed with the claim
After choosing to make a personal injury claim through a personal injury solicitor, they will deal with the case on your behalf, taking all of the necessary information in order to give you the best chance of success. Contrary to popular belief, most personal injury claims can be dealt with over the phone, and there will be no need for the victim to go to court except for unclear or serious cases. The process is much easier than you might have believed meaning you can proceed with confidence, and let a personal injury solicitor do the legwork on your behalf.
- Wait for the outcome
Decisions aren’t made instantly, and you should be prepared for the fact that you may not be awarded a decision straight away. You will either be awarded compensation or you won’t and if the latter is the case, a professional personal injury solicitor won’t charge you any fees.
If you have suffered a personal injury as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault and you’re looking to take the next steps, Express Solicitors can help you out. Their website is full of information about personal injury claims as well as details on how to get in touch.