Personal Injury

How to Make a Personal Injury Claim

If you have been injured as a result of negligent or wrongful actions, such as a workplace related incident or a car accident that was somebody else’s fault, chances are you are entitled to make a personal injury claim to receive compensation for your expenses.

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The 3 most common types of personal injury claims are:

1. Motor vehicle accidents
2. Workplace injuries
3. Negligence

When making a personal injury claim, it is important that you begin the process as soon as possible. There is a timelimit of 3 years for you to bring the claim forward from the date of the injury.

How to actually lodge a personal injury claim

The first step is to report the injury to the relevant authority. If it’s a motor vehicle accident, the accident and injury needs to be reported to the police and you need to get a Traffic Incident Number (TIN). If it’s workplace injury, the injury should be reported to your employer.

The next step is to go and see your doctor and get their advice. You will want to obtain a medical report, medical certificates and any other supporting documentation that you can, as these will be used as evidence in your case. It is also a good idea for your own well-being and recovery to speak to a doctor.

The third step is to lodge the compensation claim with the relevant authority. If you are lodging a motor vehicle claim, you will need to speak to the insurance company of the at-fault driver. For work injury claims, you will need to lodge the claim in the specified format with your employer (your employer will be able to advise you on how to do this). Your personal injury lawyer will be able to help you lodge the appropriate claim for your case.

It is highly recommended that if you are looking to lodge a personal injury claim, to seek advice from a lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will be able to help you take the correct steps to ensure that you get the best outcome for your case. They will also help to speed up the process and eliminate any difficulties, headaches and pitfalls.

It is also important to note that you should be getting any medical treatment you need while making the claim. Don’t put off treating yourself and fixing your injuries.

If you would like help with a personal injury claim, get in contact with us today and we would be happy to help!