If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you are likely to be entitled to compensation. However, many claims for compensation fail because the injured party failed to seek medical attention after the accident.
In the case of a minor injury, you may be tempted to want to go straight home after being involved in a car accident. You may be in shock and want the comfort of your loved ones. You may be dirty, cold or in pain and just can’t wait to get home. Despite this, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after the accident has occurred.
Without documentation from a medical professional, some personal injury claims for compensation may fail. This is because the decision makers will use your medical notes to not only prove that an accident occurred, but also to determine the amount of compensation that should be awarded.
Going straight to hospital or to see your doctor is definitely advisable, not only for the purposes of possible personal injury claims, but also to ensure the health and wellbeing of the injured party. When an individual is in shock, injuries can often appear more minor then they actually are. You may not feel pain or the full extent of your injuries until the following day or later, when the shock and adrenaline has worn off.
As part of a claim you will be sent for a medical carried out by an independent doctor. This also goes towards establishing your injuries but does not replace the need to seek immediate medical attention and ensure that you have the correct medical documentation of your injuries, should it be needed.
In the case of car accident claims, the process can be fairly straightforward if you have followed the correct procedure. The use of a specialist no win, no fee claims company means that your compensation claim will be dealt with by an experienced professional, taking the worry and the stress of the process from you.
Additional stress is the last thing that you need when recovering from an injury caused by a road traffic accident, so letting a professional pursue your claim means that you are free to concentrate on your recovery. Recovering quickly from an injury should be your main priority so ensure that you seek immediate medical assistance and then give a specialist claims company a call to do the rest.