If you are going to make a personal injury claim, it’s crucial that you have the right evidence to back it up. No one deserves the pain that can come from an accident that was not their fault. That’s why you need to seek justice and receive compensation for your injuries. Here at Gowing Law Solicitors, our specialists will be able to support you throughout your claim, provided that you give them evidence to show you were not responsible for what happened to you. That way they can show in court (or at least prove to the other party) that this happened due to someone else’s negligence. The best way to do this is to have a medical report that can show the full extent of your injuries.
Not only can Gowing Law Solicitors help you get in touch with a specialist that can assess your damages, we can help you claim compensation that can be used for any future physical or psychological treatment that could aid in your recovery. Contact Gowing Law Solicitors today to get started with your claim by calling 0800 041 8350 or by using our claims checker below:
How do I know that I am eligible for a personal injury claim?
As you know, the UK lockdown has had a huge effect on everyone around the country. Not only has it had a financial effect on businesses that need to close to protect their employees and customers, but if you have suffered from a personal injury, you may find that you feel too intimidated to make a claim. After all, you may not want to go to court and, instead, you may want to stay at home to recover where you know it is safe. It’s completely understandable that you do not want to take any risks when you have already been hurt. But we want you to know that you could be eligible for claiming compensation if you were not responsible for your injuries, even if you make the claim during lockdown.
There are many different types of personal injuries that can claim for. Gowing Law can help you with the following injuries:
You could be eligible to make a claim if you can prove that the accident was not your fault. If you can use your evidence to show that you were not responsible for your injuries, you could also claim for a personal injury claim. Don’t forget as well that during this pandemic, there will be safety procedures put in place to ensure your safety. This can include:
But could I make a personal injury claim if I am hurt?
So, let’s get into the meat of personal injury claims in general. The main way you are going to have a successful claim is to prove that you were not responsible for your injuries. You were hurt due to someone else’s negligence. In other words, they broke their “duty of care” towards you. Whoever is in charge of the public environment has the responsibility to look after you if you are working or visiting there. That way you can continue your day without fear of getting hurt. If you are eligible for a claim, you will be able to prove that an accident happened because of the negligence of someone else. Examples of accidents in a public place include:
- Falling shop objects and merchandise
- Messy objects on the floor
- Uneven pathways
- Holes in the grass
- Trips & Falls
- Violent customers and employees
These are only a few examples of how you could be eligible for a personal injury claims. The person responsible for the health and safety of an environment should be keeping an eye on any risks. That way people can be kept safe if they visit. If it is proven that any accident could have been avoided, it is likely that you will be awarded compensation for your injuries.
What sort of injuries count in a personal injury claim?
If we are going to discuss personal injury claims, it’s important that you understand what types of injuries you can claim for. You can claim for any sort of injury if it was caused by someone else’s negligence. However, the extent of your injuries are going to determine the amount of compensation that you receive. Your injuries may include:
- Broken bones
- Sprained limbs
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Brain damage
- Organ damage
As you can see, some injuries are naturally going to be worse than others. If you have suffered from permanent damages thanks to your accident, this will make it more likely that you will have a higher amount of compensation owed to you. This is because your damages are larger than someone who has simply broken a bone. There are several types of damages that you can claim for. Take a look at them below:
Why will a medical report help my personal injury claim?
As we stated previously, if you are going to make a personal injury claim, it’s important that you have the right evidence to back it up. A medical report is extremely useful because it shows how severe your injuries actually are. This will give you proof that the accident caused your injuries. Your medical reports will contain details that will be consistent with the accident. The medical report can also be used to look back into your medical history to show whether or not you have any ailments that could have been made worse by the accident.
It’s natural that you may feel a little nervous if you are going to provide a medical report. Some people may not feel comfortable about showing their medical reports as it may contain a lot of personal information. But we would highly recommend that you do allow your solicitor to use it as evidence. Without the medical report, you will not be able to show that you were hurt thanks to the accident. This will make it more likely that you will not receive a high amount of compensation. Instead, it may weaken your argument and make it more likely for the other party to claim instead, or at least get away with paying you a smaller amount of compensation.
Gowing Law Solicitors wants to help you the highest amount of compensation possible. That’s why they will be able to offer you support even if you have not yet seen a doctor to collect your medical report.
What should I do if I have not yet received a medical report?
You may feel a little nervous about getting help for your claim if you do not yet have a medical report. But don’t worry. This is where Gowing Law’s solicitors can come in to support you throughout your claim. We can provide you with some help to make sure that you can get a specialist to look you over as quickly as possible to make an assessment of your injuries. This can be done for both physical and psychological damages. Once you have had a specialist look over you, and a medical report has been filed, we can use the report to back up your claim. So, don’t worry, Gowing Law’s solicitors has your back and will make sure you get the compensation that you deserve.
Are there any other reports that I could use to support my claim?
Whilst we would say that the most important report that your claim needs is your medical report, there are some other types of reports that will be useful to your case. For instance, a police report will provide an unbiased opinion on what happened to cause your accident, such as the environment and the people involved. However, there are other types of evidence that could prove your financial and technology damages. Here is a list of evidence that you can use to support your case:
- Photographs (i.e. Of your injuries)
- Videos, CCTV and dash-cam footage
- Diary Entries
- Witness Statements
- Financial documents (i.e. wages and receipts)
Your evidence should be used to back up any claims that you have made about the accident and how you have suffered from it. The more evidence you have, the more likely it is that you’re to get a higher pay-out. So, make sure to take copies of any evidence that you have found. That way you can keep it as a spare and your lawyer can document your evidence in preparation for your future settlement agreement, and potentially your court date.
Will the pandemic affect my personal injury claim?
Unfortunately, the current pandemic has been affecting different people around the country. A lot of people have been struggling with their businesses and now need solicitors to help them get an insurance pay-out. However, we can also help you if you are struggling to collect your evidence (as you cannot travel around the UK unless for essential reasons), our solicitors can assist you with the evidence you already have. You should not put yourself at risk.
There is a chance that if you go have an upcoming court date, it may be moved from a physical court-session to a remote court session. Don’t worry! Your solicitor can support you through it and make sure you are fully prepared. Just make sure that you have head phones and a good Wi-Fi connection. Take a look at the video below to get an idea of how you can prepare for your hearing during the court session:
How much will I receive from a pay-out from my personal injury claim?
This is the type of question that you may struggle to get an answer without going to a solicitor for more information. Every claim is going to be different. That’s because the extent of your injuries, evidence and the other party’s opinion on your case will change how much you receive as an overall pay-out. In some cases, getting a pay-out may be more complicated than others. For instance, the person responsible for your accident and their insurer may refute your evidence and try to give you less than you could be entitled to.
By working with a solicitor, they can make sure that you get the highest amount of compensation possible. They can assist you with organizing your evidence and any future court dates. We understand that it can be difficult to handle the extent of your injuries as well as the stress of a case. That’s why a lawyer can take away the stress and make sure that you get the pay-out that you deserve. They will handle any difficult paperwork and ensure that you can recover without the burden of a legal battle on your shoulders.
Gowing Law Solicitors can help you with your personal injury claim!
If you are considering making a personal injury claim, make sure to get the right legal team on your side. That way you can get the compensation needed to help with your recovery. Our law firm’s solicitors can give you free advice and consultations to get you started. If you are happy to work with our lawyers, we can offer our services on a “no win-no fee” basis. That means you will not need to pay any hidden fees. Instead, you will only need to pay our solicitors if they win your case. That means you will always be on top!
Get in contact with our solicitors today by phoning 0800 041 8350, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by using our claim’s checker. One of our specialists will then be in contact to make sure that you get the advice needed to get started. Feel free to ask them any questions that you may have about your claim.
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