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You may not necessarily have the funds available to go through a solicitor unless they offer a ‘no win, no fee’ claim case, but it is important to realise that most cases are now settled out of court – and this is a lot cheaper. There are many companies, such as
il4u, that will advise you and give you the support you need.
Types of Injury
Some of the most common claims are from traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping, assault claims, accidents at home, product defect accidents and holiday accidents. You can also make a claim from repetitive strain syndrome and stress at work. Just because you are a student, doesn’t mean you should suffer in silence, or worry about losing your job.
If you’re injured at work, you should inform your employer first, as well as seeking medical attention as soon as possible. Make sure that full details of the accident are placed in the accident book and get a copy of the entry.
What You Need
Keep a diary of events, including the date of the incident you want to make a claim for. The more information you have, the better. This includes details of any witnesses, your
medical diagnosis and treatment taken, along with proof of any loss of earnings and financial expenses.
Injured parties who were under the age of 18 at the time of their accidents have until the day prior to their 21st birthday to begin proceedings.
The best advice we can give you is to always cover your own back. Look out for number one. Make sure you go through processes correctly to make sure you are not liable and if you see anything that could result in an accident, report it straight away.