Personal injury claims are up there with some of the most common compensation cases. However, the depth of personal injury law and regulation is vast, which can make it difficult for victims to know where to start. Many are unaware of the time limits that are often associated with making a claim.
If you believe you have been a personal injury victim, it is essential to know the best way to approach these situations. Here at C+F Lawyers, we understand just how daunting making a claim can be, especially if you’re dealing with the ramifications of your personal injury. We specialise in personal injury law and are committed to providing our clients with the best possible result at the earliest opportunity.
To help make finding your personal injury lawyer a little easier, we’ve created a quick guide that can help you along the way to claiming your personal injury compensation.
What to Do in the First Stages
The most critical thing to do after the accident has happened is to seek medical attention. Throughout the process of your claim, you will be required to provide numerous aspects of information and evidence about the injury, so you must take note of as many details as possible. It’s essential to keep a copy of medical certificates, pictures, medical forms, and expenses that you encounter throughout your recovery. This will all help secure the compensation you deserve.
What Is Considered a Personal Injury
Personal injury is quite broad and 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:
Work-related injuries refer to injuries that occur at work and during working hours. These injuries can vary from workplace to workplace, but the most common injuries include physical, psychological, any diseases that were caused by your workplace, or any existing juries that have gained severity because of the workplace.
Motor Vehicle Injuries
Motor Vehicle accidents are up there with some of the most common personal injury claims, with the categories that can determine your eligibility for compensation being quite vast. Injuries can include the loss of limbs, severe burns, head and spinal injuries, whiplash as well as stress and anxiety.
Public Liability Injuries
If you have been the victim of an injury occurred in a public space, you may be eligible for compensation. For example, these injuries can occur because of an injury taken place on public transport or slip and fall incidents in retail stores.
What Are the Timeframes to Apply for Compensation
Timeframes apply to all compensation claims, and personal injury claims are no different. If you are looking to gain some form of compensation, the general period that you visit a lawyer and submit your claim is within a period of 3 years from the time of your accident. If you wait much longer, you may risk your claim being void.
However, every case is different, and timeframes do vary. It’s best to consult your lawyer to get a better idea of how your timeframe may differ.
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.