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When you first speak to a Direct2Compensation solicitor about your personal injury claim, you need to be completely honest about what has happened and how you have sustained your injuries. While we expect this from our claimants, we don’t expect them to know what to do to ensure that the correct evidence is in place, so part of our service involves helping you to gather what you need. Our solicitors are experts in figuring out what evidence is required to ensure that you have a viable claim for personal injury compensation.
In the past, some people have been of the view that the personal injury compensation claims process can be played and that they can get away with making a false claim. This is not the case as Direct2Compensation and our solicitors have worked hard to make sure that fraudulent or unsupported claims are not pursued. It is almost impossible to make a false claim because regulated claims management companies such as Direct2Compensation and the solicitors we work with ensure that claims are watertight and can be supported with medical evidence, details of reporting of an accident and other relevant issues before agreeing to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation.
Obtaining medical evidence
To make a successful claim for personal injury compensation, all claimants need to have the relevant evidence available to enable their solicitor to present a compelling case to the defendant insurers facing the claim.
Firstly, a solicitor will need to be able to prove that an accident has happened and that injuries have been treated professionally. All claims for injury compensation need to be supported by medical evidence and all claimants will need to sign authorities to enable their solicitor to access relevant medical records to prove the extent of any injury sustained. This proof will be used to place a value on the injury element of any claim settlement, and will be given to a medical expert to write a report that will be used to support any claim for injury compensation.
To obtain this proof, any person injured in an accident should seek professional medical treatment, either from a qualified GP or by visiting an A&E department of a hospital. If you want to claim for compensation, you will need to have medical records to back up your claim so going to see the doctor or visiting the hospital is important.
Reporting and recording the accident
Another important piece of evidence that is used to support injury compensation claims is the reporting of an accident to prove it actually happened. The accident should be recorded with the responsible party in charge of the accident location. When an accident happens at work, in a restaurant, shop or other private establishment, a report of the accident and injuries sustained should be entered in an accident book. Don’t worry if this hasn’t been done yet, because we can help.
In cases where people are injured on publicly owned land, such as in a slip and trip compensation claim, the matter should be reported to the local authority, and in road traffic accident claims, to an insurer or the police. To find out more about how to properly report and record accident details, read our article about how to report it to the right people.
How we can assist you
At Direct2Compensation, we’ll ensure that your solicitor will confirm to you which types of evidence you will require in order to support your claim for injury compensation. We’ll need you to go through the details of your accident, your injuries and what happened from beginning to end to ensure that we fully understand what you have been through. We’ll ask you about medical treatment so that we can be sure that you have medical evidence to support your claim and find out where the accident has been reported so that details of accident book records or any witnesses can be obtained. All of these elements help to support your claim and give you the best chance of succeeding.