Getting Personal Injury Claims: an Insight
Personal injury is an expression for legal claim when a person is injured in an accident. The injury can be a physical injury, psychological injury, or a prolonged illness. Injury can be caused due to accidents on the road, slip and fall accident, work accidents, accidents because of medical negligence, accidents while vacationing, violent criminal accident, whiplash injury etc. A person is entitled for compensation if he/she is proven innocent and is the fault of another person involved in the accident.
A person can claim for personal injury by making a complaint against the person responsible for the injury whose negligence caused the accident and getting compensation for the financial losses incurred.
Claims for personal injury can be obtained for the physical injury caused, mental trauma undergone, pain and distress, productivity loss at work resulting in loss of income, vehicle damage, medical expenses, insurance claim, vehicle repair etc.
To get a claim for personal injury, one has to provide evidences of the accident happening like photograph of the accident site, actual description of vehicle damage, name and addresses of eye witnesses if any, in case of a road accident. Apart from these, copy of the police report, medical expense bills, vehicle insurance bills, vehicle repair bills etc. have to be produced.
It has to be proved that one was not guilty and was injured due to the fault of another person on the road or due to a faulty machine at the work place in case of accidents at work. Accidents at work have to be reported to higher authorities concerned and immediate medical help must be sought. Doctors medical report after examining the person affected must be produced as one of the document for the claim. After all documents are produced, it is the decision of the legal attorney to say whether a person is eligible for the claim or not. The time frame to make claims for personal injury is three years from the date of the accident.
There are many personal injury claims company that help the accident victims or personal injury victims fight for their rights and help make a legal claim. They charge a percentage of the compensation as their fee and if the case doesn’t get any compensation, there is no fee. The personal injury claims companies have solicitors who make the process of getting the compensation a lot easier. They asses the nature of the accident and estimate the value of compensation one could receive.
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