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How To Know If You Can Make An Injury Compensation Claim.

When you become injured, you may wonder whether or not you can make an injury compensation claim. Each individual's circumstances are different and each may require a different set of requirements, but chances are that your injury compensation solicitor will help you to make a claim and receive compensation. The following are some of the criteria that you must meet in order to make an injury compensation claim:


Knowing The Different Accident Injury Types

Before you can make an injury compensation claim, you must know what types of claims you can file. Your injury compensation solicitor will help you to understand the different types of accident injury claims that can be filed, but some of the common ones are:

These are the most common ones but there are others such as holiday accident claims, dog bite injury claims hit and run accident claims and uninsured driver accident claims. All different accident injury types which require completely different set of rules applying to them so knowing which category your accident injury falls into will help you select the best-matched injury compensation claim solicitor for your exact case.


Proof Of Accident And Injury

Of course, one of the most important parts of an injury compensation claim is proving that you were involved in an accident which caused injury to begin with. Someone without proof of the accident and injury may have a hard time proving that they were injured in the first place. If you are involved in a road traffic accident, be sure to call the police to report the accident and also get yourself to the hospital to get treated. When you receive treatment for injuries sustained in the road traffic accident, not only does it provide treatment for your injury but it also creates a log along with medical records and the doctor's report documenting that you were injured as a result of the road traffic accident. Other forms of proof could include an account from a physiotherapist, statements from witnesses and things like CCTV footage etc.


Proof Of Negligence

With proving that you are injured, comes the proof that you were injured as the result of another's negligence. For example, if your injury was the result of medical negligence, you will need the help of an injury compensation claim solicitor to show that the doctor, nurse, or other medical professional did not provide you with the proper medical treatment. This may include refusing care when it was obvious that you needed it. It could also include prescribing the wrong medication or making a mistake during surgery. Negligence in another situation may include slipping on an area of unmaintained floor in a supermarket. May the floor be wet or damaged, it is the responsibility of the supermarket to either warn you of the defect/hazard or have it repaired/cleaned so that it is safe for the public. There are many scenarios but the important thing to remember here is that someone has to be held responsible for your accident by means of being negligent or careless.


Help From An Injury Compensation Solicitor

You could try to make an injury compensation claim on your own by approaching the third party and dealing with them directly or through their insurance, but it will typically be a lot easier with the help of a knowledgeable solicitor who will make sure your settlement is fair. Don't get cut short by an insurance company as their main objective in any injury compensation claim is to save money for their firm and this could mean in your claim being under-settled. A professional in the field will know exactly what forms of proof you will need to collect for your specific case. They will know who you should talk to and about what. They will have the recourses at their disposal that you will need to really make a case against the responsible party and will help you to fight your case until you receive the compensation you deserve. Find a reputable solicitor with experience in your exact injury compensation claim to ensure that you get the best service possible.

Whether you were injured at work, in a road traffic accident, or as the result of an animal attack, there is help and there are some things you can do to receive compensation. Injury compensation claim solicitors are available to help you navigate through the legal world in order to get maximum compensation. Contact a solicitor today to get the help that you need, and to find out what you need to do next to receive compensation.


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11th December 2013, 10:25

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