Personal injury is an area of the law where time is of the essence. It means personal injury victims must understand the requirements as well as the best way to approach their claims. It’s important to note that personal injuries can include many different injuries or illnesses, and the type of compensation you can claim is dependent on each of these categories.
When it comes to meeting the requirements of a personal injury claim, legal advice from a professional personal injury lawyer is your best bet for a chance of a successful claim.
To help give you a better understanding of the requirements for a personal injury claim, we’ve listed a few essential aspects to take note of below:
What Is Considered a Personal Injury?
Personal injury can include many different injuries or illnesses. The type of compensation you can claim for is dependent on the category your claim comes under.
We’ve listed a few examples of injuries you can claim for and their categories below:
Motor Vehicle Injuries
Motor Vehicle accidents are possibly some of the most common personal injuries. Injuries can include the loss of limbs, severe burns, head and spinal injuries, whiplash as well as stress and anxiety as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Work-related injuries refer to injuries that occur while at work or during your working hours while working. Injuries will vary from workplace to workplace. However, some of the most common injuries include physical injury, psychological and any diseases that developed as a result of your work. It also includes existing injuries that were prolonged or made worse because of the workplace.
Public Liability Injuries
Public liability injury claims are the result of injuries that have taken place on public transport or slip and fall incidents in retail stores etc.
What to Do First?
It may seem obvious, but the first thing you should be doing after a personal injury is seeking medical attention. This is because, throughout the process of making your personal injury claim, you will have to provide evidence and information about the injury. Having medical records of the injury and when it took place is essential when it comes to a successful claim. Also be sure to keep copies of pictures of the injury, medical reports and certificates as well as any expenses you incurred as a result of the injury.
Timeframes apply to all compensation claims, and personal injury claims are no different. If you want to gain compensation for your personal injury, you must make your claim within 3 years. However, every case is different, and timeframes can vary. It’s best to seek legal advice to get a better idea around the timeframe that may apply to you.
Failing to make your claim within the recommended time frame can put your claim at risk of becoming void.
If you require assistance with your personal injury claim, you can count on the team at C+F Lawyers to help you receive the justice you deserve.