Steps to making a claim
1. Seek medical attention
The most important priority is your own health and safety. No matter how minor the injury may feel it is important to be examined by a medical practitioner. A medical report will also be required as part of your claims process.
2. Report the accident
Report the incident to the relevant authority – this will vary depending on the cause of the injury. Keep a record of the report as part of the claims process.
If there are any witnesses to the accident speak to them and ask for their contact details.
4. Document the incident
It is important that you have all of the information available to give your solicitor when you start the claims process. Any information that you cannot get access to, your solicitor will be able to source it for you. The information you can record is details of the accident, a photograph of the scene, photograph of your injuries, witness details, medical bills, transport to and from hospital / treatments, CCTV footage of the accident if there were any cameras around and any other important information about the accident.
5. Speak with a solicitor
Having a solicitor involved early in the process can help to ensure that the claims process runs as smoothly as possible for you. Your solicitor will help you in gathering document, submitting your claim to the Injuries Board for assessment and work with you to bring your case to a close.