Personal injury is the legal term for an injury or illness that has been caused (or made worse) by someone else’s negligence. If you have suffered in these circumstances, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
If you have been involved in an accident through no fault of your own and you want to make a claim for compensation, then O'Connor Buckley solicitors can help.
In order for a solicitor to advise you on your accident and whether you may be entitled to make a claim, when bringing the claim to a solicitor, include all facts surrounding the accident. Even the facts that you may think are not as important. Also remember to include things like how the accident happened, what exactly you were doing at the time, who was involved and who witnessed the accident.The following pieces of information are important for you to bring with you, where possible when you start the claims process with your solicitor:
A detailed description of the accident and how it happened.
Pictures of the scene of the accident to show how it happened.
Specific time and date of the accident.
Was there any CCTV in operation where your accident happened? Your solicitor can request the owner of the CCTV to send over the recordings.
Witness Details – was there any witnesses to the accident?
Medical Reports – if you have copies of them to hand, if not your solicitor can request these from your doctor.
Details of Loss of Earnings – how much wages have you lost as a result of the accident?
Details of Medical History – did you have any medical conditions before the accident occurred?
Claims History Details – have you made any personal injury claims in the past? Details of the party at fault for your accident. – it is of the utmost importance that you have the correct party identified when making a claim.
A list of any expenses you incur as a result of the accident (for example, medical costs, travel costs, home care costs or any other costs involved).
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