You can diet until you’re toned and supple, exercise like a budding Olympian, eat right and model yourself on health food freaks – but there’s no accounting for accidents.
In this world where the Chaos Theory reigns supreme, you could trip or fall in the street at any moment. You could wind up with a broken leg after stumbling over a wire in your workplace. You could suffer neck-snapping whiplash in your Audi and be off work for weeks.
It’s an endless chasm of unpleasantness, the variety of accidents you could suffer. But if your health is compromised, you’re not the person to blame. If the council haven’t repaired the road where you fell, for instance, they should be held accountable.
As you stare at your television, trapped with a cast around your leg, you might see those adverts for injury claims. “Have YOU had an accident in the workplace?” they’ll ask, pointing an accusatory finger your way.
While the adverts might look like they’ve been made on a shoestring budget, these are the people you should contact. As well as expertise, an injury claim expert can assist you through the process of recovery, by helping to right your wrongs.
The Legal Process
When you first give them a call, you’ll be expected to give an account of your accident, so be prepared with all the details at hand.
If the person on the other end of the line believes you’ve got a leg to stand on in court, then your next step (in conjunction with your lawyer) is to gather evidence for your case.
CCTV footage, witness accounts, doctor’s reports, health and safety legislation – everything should be gathered to make your case as strong as possible.
Like in an episode of Columbo, Johnathan Creek or Kavanagh QC, the smallest piece of evidence could prove to be the linchpin of any case – so make sure your solicitor and yourself are as thorough as possible.
After this, the defendant will be notified of the charges against them, at which point they can decide whether they want to settle out of court or head straight to the men with wigs and gavels.
If the courts do become involved, your best move is to trust your solicitor completely. If you’ve chosen the right representation, then you’ll know you’ve done the best you can.
It can be a stressful time, but fighting for an injury claim will, in turn, lead to an improvement in the safety of your workplace or any public area.
So if you’re nursing an injury that’s not your fault – you know who to call.