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5 Things You Need To Know About Personal Injury Claims.

May 2, 2018 by  
Filed under Health, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comLife is lived at such a fast pace today. Because of this, injuries are not uncommon. There are many different ways that injuries can occur. This could be due to a car crash, a sporting accident, a faulty product, a problem in the workplace, slipping on a wet floor that has not been marked… the list goes on! If you are thinking about making a claim because of an accident you have been involved in, read on to discover five things you need to know…

1. There is a time limit – A lot of people assume that they can make a claim whenever they want to – that they have all of the time in the world. Unfortunately, this is not the case. There is a time limit on personal injury cases. This is usually three years. However, it does depend on the nature of the accident you have been involved in. The best thing to do is claim as soon as possible, as this will ensure you don’t end up disappointed.

2. You can claim for any costs encountered – You can claim for any of the expenses you have been subject to because of the injury. This could be anything from childcare expenses because you needed someone to look after your child while you recovered, to loss of income because you have not been able to work due to your injury or illness.

3. You can read up on cases similar to yours – You can have a look online and view accident news to find out more about personal injury cases that are similar to yours. There is plenty of information regarding past cases, as well as statistics concerning cases that have been made in your local area.

4. You won’t lose your job – A lot of people worry about making a claim when they have suffered an accident in the workplace because they fear that they will lose their job. However, there are laws in place to protect you from this. If you were to get sacked, you would then have grounds for unfair dismissal, and so your boss will be in even bigger trouble.

5. There are many different ways you can gather evidence – Last but not least, gathering evidence is a critical part of any personal injury claim, and there are a number of different ways you can do so. This includes getting witness statements, taking photographs at the scene and of your injuries, and keeping proof of any costs encountered.

So there you have it: the five things you need to know about personal injury claims. Hopefully, you now feel more prepared when it comes to launching a claim for an accident you have been involved in. After all, if the incident was not your fault, it is important to get the money that you deserve.

Staff Writer; Jerry Adams

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