Gathering And Sharing Information Following An Injury.
Are you in a situation where you must consider the option whether or not to make injury claim? If you have found yourself in this position, then you may be feeling overwhelmed and confused, on top of the emotions which are a result of the events leading up to your injury. It is important that you recognise that you need to take prompt actions, even though you are feeling uncomfortable or nervous. This is because you want to act when all of the details are still fresh in your mind and because some of the laws governing compensation following an injury claim have a specific amount of time within which you must make your claim.
Whether you intend to make injury claim or not, there are some actions which you should take some will be dependent upon the type of accident while other actions will be necessary no matter how the injuries were delivered.
For example, if the injury is the result of a car accident, then you will need to contact the Police. This will be especially true if the negligent driver leaves the scene of the accident or takes actions which are illegal or seem illegal. The reports taken by the Police might be useful later on if you do decide to make this claim.
Another example involves your insurance company. When you have been involved in a road accident, neglecting to contact your insurance company could make your claim invalid. Be careful here though, the insurance company may offer you their own personal injury lawyers to resolve your claim but this is known as ‘third party capture’, a trick used by the insurance company to profit from your claim and also under-settle your claim to further benefit themselves. Always seek independent advice before making any hasty decision. If you don’t pursue a claim at the time and decide at a later date that you feel you want to go ahead and make injury claim, then the information you share with your insurance company will be used for the appropriate resolution to your claim.
You should always take the time to visit your doctor when you have experienced injuries. Even if you feel like the injury is slight, you should take time to report the injury to your doctor. Sometimes you won’t know the complete extent of your injuries until months later. If your injury becomes more serious, then the information you gave your doctor in the beginning could be useful. Also, if you do decide to go to court to make injury claim, then you will need the medical report from your doctor. Without this information, you may have a very difficult time obtaining a successful resolution to your claim.
Finally, you should always gather evidence. Most injuries in the work place will require some specific documentation. Your auto insurance may require some specific information as well. When you have been injured, get information about the accident from anyone who was there to witness it. Obtain and keep track of the names and contact information of the people who were there. If you have the ability to take any photographs, these may also be helpful to you.
By taking prompt actions, you can be sure that the information you have recorded is as accurate as possible. You will have the time to correctly make injury claim before your allotted time runs out. You will also be able to get the financial compensation or support that you need in order to fully recover from your injuries. Even if you don’t believe that you will make a claim, your attention to these details will prove beneficial.