What do when making a serious injury claim

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. If you can prove someone else is responsible for what happened to you, you should most definitely proceed with a serious injury claim to get the compensation you deserve. But before you do so, read on to discover some of the important things you need to know.

Act quickly

A lot of people make the mistake of assuming that they have all of the time in the world to make a claim. This is not the case, as there are strict time limits in place. For most claims, this time limit is three years from the date of the accident. However, there are a few exceptions. For example, if you were a child at the time of the incident and your parents did not claim on your behalf, you will have three years from the date of your 18th birthday. Moreover, if pinpointing an accident date is not possible – for instance, if you have sustained an industrial illness or any other type of injury that has not shown itself for many years – you will have three years from the date of your diagnosis instead.

Gather evidence

The next thing you need to do is gather evidence to help your solicitor build a strong serious injury claim. This includes the contact details of the perpetrator, as well as any witnesses. You should also keep proof of any expenses you have incurred because of the accident. Other imperative pieces of evidence include your medical report and photos of the scene and your injuries if applicable.

Contact a reputable solicitor

Finally, your solicitor is going to have your chances of compensation in their hands, and you do not get a second chance to make a claim, which is why you need to choose a professional with care. Make sure they have handled cases similar to yours time and time before and that they have a good reputation.

If you want to make a serious injury claim, contact Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors, and we can help you to get the compensation you deserve. You can reach us on 0800 0730160 or simply request a callback and we will ring you as soon as possible.