Claim For Injury.
Many people suffer injuries from accidents that were not their fault. These occurrences are unfortunately quite common and are never pleasant experiences, especially for law abiding citizens who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is comforting to know that if you are not at fault, you have legal remedies available to help you cope with the financial burden and stress if you are injured in an accident. Here are the answers to some of the more common questions regarding the process involved in a claim for injury.
Time Constraints On Claims.
Knowing how long you have to file your claim is important, as the process of gathering evidence and ensuring you have a sound case takes time. Generally, the statute of limitations for injury claims is three years after the accident. There are, however, exceptions. For example, individuals who were children when the accident occurred, or who were affected by some sort of industrial disease, may have a longer time period in which to make a claim for injury. Consult your solicitor if you have any questions regarding the time limits that apply to your particular situation, as these exceptions are case-sensitive.
Amount Of Compensation.
If you are considering the pursuit of a legal claim for injury, you are likely wondering about the amount you can expect to be compensated. This is difficult to estimate, because it depends greatly on the circumstances of the case. Medical records play a huge part on the amount of compensation you receive as when you are examined by doctors, either by your own G.P, hospital doctors or independent doctors, documented are created stating what type and extent of injuries you have suffered. To get a better idea of what range of compensation you can expect, take a look at our claim calculator and refer to it as a guide.
Is It Necessary To Take The Case To Court?
The idea of involving yourself in a personal injury case that could go to court can be quite intimidating. However, it is important to note that only a small percent of injury compensation claims will result in court proceedings. Both defendants and plaintiffs tend to shy away from engaging the courts, as this is usually a drawn-out and expensive procedure. As a result, settlement is the preferred method of resolving a claim for injury, especially if there is little dispute as to which party was at fault and no argument over the injuries sustained. While as a general rule the parties will want to resolve a case through settlement, occasionally a court case is necessary. If this possibility worries you, be sure to speak with your solicitor openly about your concerns.
How Often Will You Need To Attend Meetings Related To Your Claim?
Again, this will vary according to your specific situation. Find a solicitor who will try his/her best to handle your claim in a manner that is convenient for you. It is likely that you must attend some meetings, but if it is important to you, perhaps these can be whittled down to the bare minimum. Remember though, that you must keep good lines of communication with your solicitor, regardless of whether you are attending all meetings related to your claim for injury. Your solicitor is your advocate, and he/she needs to be able to get in touch with you regularly in order to represent you properly. Let your solicitor know your preferred method of communication and be as responsive as possible. A good sign is if a solicitor will arrange meetings at your convenience at your home or chosen location so that you don’t have to travel much.
If you are the victim of an accident and wish to pursue a claim for injury, be sure to speak to a solicitor immediately. A good lawyer will be able to guide you through the process of making a claim for injury and help you secure the financial restitution you need to make yourself whole and move on with your life again. After enduring an accident at the hands of a negligent party, you will be glad for the peace of mind provided by an experienced solicitor.