The Benefits of Using a Solicitor for Injury Claims

If you have been injured in an accident, whether at work or in a public place, that was not your fault, then you need to speak to solicitors Portsmouth about a personal injury claim. A personal injury claim is the legal process of obtaining compensation from the person or party who is responsible for your injury and this is usually done by making a claim through their insurance company. Suffering an accident or injury is often a traumatic and stressful situation to find yourself in and it is important that you contact solicitors at the outset to help achieve the best possible outcome for yourself under the circumstances.

At the time of the accident or injury it is easy to get confused and your judgement may become clouded, or you may forget important information, if you find yourself in a state of panic or shock. It is important to note down as many details as you possibly can at the time whether in the form of written notes, photos or a video taken on your mobile phone or even a voice note where possible. This is so that you have an accurate record of events which you will need to report to the injuries board, or for a personal injury summons if necessary and you can later use in the court where required. This helps to avoid any confusion or discrepancies later on in the process which may affect your claim.

The role of solicitors in an injury claim

In order to win a personal injury claim your solicitors will help you show that you have suffered a loss, either in the form of an injury or damage as a result of an act of negligence by the other party. This means that you will have to show that someone else was negligent and therefore liable for the injury or damage that you have incurred. If this has occurred in the workplace, your solicitors will show that your employer had a duty of care towards you and failed to discharge that duty correctly or effectively, resulting in an injury or loss to yourself. This may be material damage or a personal injury and the solicitors will help you show that the other party was responsible for this.

Your legal advisor will contact any witnesses for your incident or accident, therefore it is important that at the time of the injury you are able to to collect names and contact details of people who may have witnessed the situation. It is also important that if it is a work-related incident that you have reported it according to your employer’s rules and regulations or if you are involved in a road accident that you have informed the police and your insurance accordingly. Solicitors will put together all information, as well as the material collected from your witnesses, to create an individually tailored injury claim to help achieve the best possible outcome for you in your situation. By making sure you have the assistance and representation of solicitors from the beginning you will be able to avoid complications and unnecessary delays, and achieve a desirable result very soon.

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