If you are currently making, or about to start a claim for personal injury compensation, you may well have many questions to ask about the process of claiming compensation. The what’s, the where’s and the why’s. If you haven’t already done so, you can find the answers to many frequently asked questions here.
Regardless of whether you’ve been injured in an accident at work, in a motorcycle accident or maybe in a cycling accident or in any other sort of way, there are some key things that are extremely important for any claimant of personal injury compensation to bear in mind.
The truth will out
Thankfully, fraudulent claimants are not something we have much, if any experience of. We, along with all reputable personal injury claims management companies have ways of rooting out questionable claims and take every effort possible to ensure that anyone foolish enough to think about pursuing a fraudulent claim for personal injury does not do so with our help.
Amongst the responsibilities any claimant has, the most important factor is one of honesty and truth. Any genuine personal injury claimant has nothing to fear through being honest. There is no need to lie or exaggerate injuries or losses. Personal injury compensation is there to compensate for pain, discomfort and distress and to ensure that any losses, such as missed wages (known as special damages) are covered by the liable 3rd party.
Any person considering making a dodgy claim needs to know that their lies will be uncovered. The process of claiming whilst simple, is not simply a free cash handout. 3rd party defence litigators will ensure that any settlements that they make will be for genuine claims. Facts will be checked, medical records will be viewed and witnesses/accident book records confirmed. NEVER attempt to falsify details or evidence as the consequences of making any fraudulent claim are serious. Lying fake claimants have previously been jailed for such crimes, so think again before you try to make a misleading or made up claim.