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What is a Personal Injury Claim?

If you sustain some personal injuries in an accident due to the some other’s fault then you are entitled to make a personal injury claim to cover the money that you have spend in dealing with your injuries. To make a successful personal injury claim you are required to understand what is a personal injury claim and what are its features. Moreover, you should also understand the eligibility conditions under which you may get personal injury compensation. A personal injury claim is a compensation claim made specifically for the personal injuries sustained by an individual in an accident. In order to get approval for personal injury claim you must be able to prove that you were not responsible for the accident. Personal injury claims are usually made only for physical injuries resulting from some accident. By filing personal injury claim you could get compensation for the medical treatment cost, medicine cost and all the expenses relating to your personal injuries. The compensation amount may again depend upon the seriousness of your injuries.

Making a successful personal injury claim is not as easy as it seems and you are required to get some advanced knowledge on the process of making the claim. The following are few simple steps that you should follow to make a successful personal injury compensation claim. When you sustain some personal injury from an accident the first thing that you should do is to get medical attendance at a hospital. When you are admitted in a hospital the injuries sustained by you is officially recorded and this record is very important evidence that will testify your injuries in front of the court. You can also collect some evidence such as the names and the contact numbers of those people who saw your accident. The street name and the exact time of your accident should also be recorded if it is possible for you. One of the most important features of personal injury claim is that you are required to make the claim within 3 years since the date of your accident.

After understanding what is a personal injury claim and what are the necessary steps that you should follow, the last thing is to hire a professional solicitor who has keen experience in dealing with personal injury compensation. Your solicitor will be able to save your precious time as he/she will perform all your paperwork and documentation required in making personal injury claims. However, the most important factor for hiring an expert solicitor is because only he/she can help you get maximum compensation amount by making a strong compensation claim. Your solicitor will guide you in every step of making your personal injury claim.

Testimonials
Accident at work
Mr G is a fitness instructor, using military style training techniques. His employers insisted that he cover 4 lessons per day covering at least 14 miles whilst carrying army packs and wearing marching boots. As a result of his excessive workload he suffered an injury to his hip which required surgery and prevented him from participating in contact sports.Within a year of being instructed Cooks settled his claim for £11,500. Mr G commented:
"an extremely professional service, who utilized every avenue to enhance my claim. Thank you very much"
Mr G from North Yorks

See how much your claim could be worth.

Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
£30,000
Wrist Injury
£3,000
Serious Neck Injury
£30,000
Serious Hand Injury
£10,000
Ankle Injury
£3,000
Serious Knee Injury
£20,000
Serious Head Injury
£50,000

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case