The Claims Process
Have you suffered personal injury in an accident and are looking for information about making a compensation claim? If yes, then there are certain things that you need to know about the claims process so it is easier to make a claim for compensation. One of the most important parts of the claims process is a personal injury solicitor. You need a solicitor who can help you do the paperwork, compile all evidence, documents and details and also help increase the chances of you winning your claim. If you believe you have a valid personal injury claim, we can put you in touch with a specialist solicitor who will guide you throughout the claims process.
Moreover, your solicitor will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis which means that you will not have to pay your solicitor any fee whether you win or lose your claim. Once you have found a solicitor to represent your claim, the rest of the claims process will be as follows.
During the initial consultation, you will need to provide your solicitor with details and documents related to the accident before a claim for compensation can be made. If you suffered injury in an accident, you will need to provide your solicitor with documents such as medical reports, contact details of the party at fault, contact details of witnesses, police statements and any other information that is relevant to your claim.
The Claims Process Begins
- Once your solicitor has received all the necessary information, details and documents regarding the accident, he will send a Letter of Claim to the party at fault. This letter would state that you intend to recover compensation for the accident and injuries you have suffered due to their fault.
- A medical expert will be instructed to examine your injuries
- A Schedule of Losses will be prepared by the solicitor which would list all the financial losses you have suffered as a result of the accident.
- Your solicitor will then send this document to the party at fault to make settlement.
If the party at fault accepts responsibility, your solicitor will negotiate about the compensation amount. Your opponent will be responsible to pay you compensation and also cover your solicitor’s legal costs.
However, if the party at fault does not accept responsibility, the case is taken to court. The court will then decide whether compensation should be awarded to you or not. If you win your claim, your opponent pays you compensation fixed by the court and also covers your solicitor’s legal costs and fees. In case, you lose your claim, you will neither receive any compensation nor will you be responsible to pay anyone anything.