Tips From My Time Spent In The Personal Injury Sector

Before I had children, became self-employed and starting working on various websites, my main job was in the personal injury sector. I start out as an office junior and ended doing various legal secretary roles, as well as admin duties too. So I've learnt a few things over the years of doing this and thought I'd give some tips on what to do, and how to proceed, when you need to claim for personal injury. 

You've got to remember that accidents can happen to anyone, at any time, and dealing with the consequences of one can be overwhelming. Especially when the law comes into it if you're claiming for personal injury, but it's important to stay calm and do what is right for you.

Seek Medical Advice
If you have been involved in an incident and have been injured, (this can be physically or mentally), then the very first step is to seek professional help and advice before you even make any kind of claim. Not only will this help your recovery but this will also give you a time stamp of the incident which may be useful for future reference when you might need to prove your case. 

Make The Claim Immediately
As soon as you've sorted yourself out medically, now is the time to make a claim. Find a personal injury attorney and note down every single thing you remember about the accident, whilst it's still fresh in your mind as then there is less chance of any important fact going missing.

And just remember, the general rule for adults who are considering making a claim for personal injury is that you have three years from the date of the accident in which to bring a claim, so if you don't, there's a chance you will lose out. 

Keep A Record
As soon as the incident happens make sure you keep a record of anything that may be relevant to your claim. In road traffic accidents, note down the offending drivers' vehicle reg number and any damage that they caused, which can be used as future evidence, as well as taking photos, if you're able to. 

But also, things such as insurance records, care and assistance received from family because the compensation after an accident can include the cost of medical diagnosis papers, any loss of wages  and care givers that might have had to pay out, or lose money, to look after you.

But most importantly, when it comes to making a claim for compensation after an accident or injury, don't feel embarrassed by this. It is quite common for someone to feel awkward and embarrassed about submitting a personal injury claim, but if you've been injured, lost money due to an injury and need care from others, then you are entitled to make a claim. 

Do not be put off by what other people may think about you claiming on from an accident as it is personal to you, and so it is important and what you need to do. 


  1. Very interesting, thank you! This is not the sort of thing you would normally think about, so I'll save this, just in case!

  2. Very sensible advice which would apply to quite a few different potential claim situations. Thank you.