Personal injuries are defined in the dictionary as injuries to a person rather than property. Compensation is financial recompense for injuries you have been caused, and a claim is asking for the money to be paid. Put them all together and you have personal injury compensation claim, the legal method to obtain what the law says you are entitled to if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault.
Knowing what the personal injury compensation claim is leads on to how to obtain your entitlement.
Preparing to make your claim
Before you make you claim there is some preparation work that needs to be done. You need to gather together a few details such as:
· Details of when, where and how the accident happened
· What type of accident it was
· Details of the injuries you sustained
· The severity of your injuries and prospects for a full recovery
· Details of who you consider to be to blame for the accident
· A medical report
· A police report if they were involved
· An HSE report if they were involved
· If there were any witnesses, their details
· If you were able to take any photos of the accident scene, they could prove useful
· Any other information or evidence to strengthen you case, even if it seems to be trivial
Once you have all this information it is time to move onto the next stage.
Finding injury lawyers
Next you need to find lawyers who are specialists in the processes of compensation for accident claims.
They need to be experts at dealing with all types of accident, injuries, victims and all the extra costs and losses that can be recouped as part of the claim. You do not want them talking to you in legal terms, but need to be informed of things in plain English that is easily understood.
Having the backing of over 10 years’ experience in making claims can only be a benefit to any new claimants, as well as helping to make the claim a hassle-free process for the victim.
Making the claim
Once you have realised that the easy way to make your claim is to contact UK Claim Lawyers, you will have the biggest problem out the way with the knowledge and certainty that you have chosen one of the most reputable claim management companies in the industry.
You can contact them by completing the 30-second test on their website, which is how most victims start their claims. This lets you know if your claim is valid and gives you an estimate of the amount you could be awarded.
Or you can call their expert claims advisors to get the answers to any questions you may have about making a claim. They are a mine of information and will be able to assess your claim to see of it likely to be a success. If they think it is, they can assign you case to the lawyers with the most appropriate qualifications and experience in your type of person injury claim.