The amount of injury claims being made in the UK are on the up and it is important to know how to make a personal injury claim. In most cases, you should know immediately after an accident whether or not you have sustained any injuries. However, in some cases the injuries do not become apparent until sometime after the accident. As a result, any injury claim must be made within three years of the accident, this means that there is still time to claim if your injuries don’t fully develop until down the line.
The first step in any personal injury claim is to obtain the services of a personal injury solicitor who can manage the claim for you. It is always a good idea to find a solicitor who either specialises in a relevant area of personal injury law or who has successfully handled similar cases in the past. Once you have hired a solicitor, the claims process will be initiated and loosely falls into the following 5 steps.
Advice that you read on the internet should in no way be used as a replacement to a solicitor when making a personal injury claims.
Making a personal injury claim
Your solicitor will discuss with you exactly who to make your claim as strong as possible and how to increase the chances of the case being successful. The best way to do this is through evidence. The evidence which best supports a claim varies from case to case. Featured below are a few examples that you may find useful in your case:
Once you have gathered all possible evidence your solicitor will then make the initial contact with the other side notifying them of your claim, they have three months in which to respond. The other side will either accept or reject your claim. If the accept fault, then a series of negotiations will take place until both parties find an agreeable compensation amount. However, if the claim is rejected, the case will go to court and be settled by a judge.