For those who are suffering from injuries caused by no fault of their own, whether it’s from an automobile accident, work related injury, or by the actions of a negligent party, they deserve compensation for their affliction. The injured party has rights to compensation that are to be paid by those who were found to be at-fault. You will probably need a good accident claim specialist to guide you through this meticulous process.
First things first, you need to know what to look for in a good specialist. Experience is the number one trait for you to look for, as you will want to be working with someone who is very familiar with such circumstances, from the free advice and consultation stages right up until you receive your compensation.
A good specialist will show you their expected fee schedule; an even better one will not expect a fee unless compensation is granted to you- and will accept payment only from the at-fault party, not the injured. A high win percentage rate for no-fault accident victims is also a positive attribute.
Knowing what types of accidents warrant such a claim is crucial to the request of the injured. The basic rule of thumb is that you can make a claim for any accident which caused damage to you for which you were not at fault, within three years of the unfortunate event.
Road accidents are not merely reserved to all parties being in a vehicle. Pedestrians have the right to file a claim if they’ve suffered from injuries resulting from a car accident.
Slips and trips as a result of uneven paving (typically at least 1 inch) or a carelessly left wet floor are also subject to claim. Work related accidents for which your employer was negligent, or if any employee’s training was not up to par, any resulting injuries can produce an accident claim. Medical malpractice and negligence, as well as industrial diseases (such as mesothelioma- a cancer resulting from asbestos fibers) may also be subject to an accident claim.
Finally, you need to know the steps involved in making an accident compensation claim so that you know what to expect along the way. Besides contacting a personal injury advisor/specialist, you will need to provide a certain amount of documentation. Eyewitness statements, police and doctor reports, photographs taken at the scene (if applicable), and any other information that is pertinent to the claim should be with you at the time of your consultation. Remember, it’s better to have too much information than not enough.
Finding the right specialist for the job at hand is just as important as having the appropriate documentation. With a little research, you’ll find that the right specialist is just a few clicks (or a phone call) away.