How to Make a Personal Injury Claim

How to Make a Personal Injury Claim

Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident, and you’re not quite sure what to do next? The personal injury team at Watermans has put together a simple step-by-step guide below, making the claims process as transparent as possible for you.

Claiming compensation for an accident that wasn’t your fault shouldn’t be complicated, but too often this isn’t the case. That’s why our team is dedicated to simplifying the process for you – so you have one less thing to worry about.

Your Guide to Making a Personal Injury Claim

Step One: Get in touch with us

The first step in any personal injury claim is to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer. We understand that seeking legal advice might seem a bit daunting, but don’t worry. Our team speaks your language (no industry jargon here!) and is on hand to offer straightforward legal advice from your very first point of contact with us.

You may be unsure if you are entitled to compensation, or how the claims process works. By contacting us, you will speak with our expert team who can talk through the accident and your injuries with you. Then, we can establish if you have a case to claim for compensation.
Feel free to contact us in a way that suits you – by email, telephone, or through our contact form. Once we have some details about your accident, we can start to look at what has happened to you.

Step Two: We investigate

By investigating the details of what happened to you, whether it was an accident at work, a road traffic accident or an accident in a public place, we can establish if you have a case. We need to know how you have suffered because of your accident – have you experienced physical injuries? Are you suffering from whiplash? Are you unable to work, leaving you out of pocket?

Part of the investigation stage will also include speaking to any third parties or witnesses to your accident – so, if you can, try to gather their details as soon as possible. This information will help our personal injury team develop the case for your personal injury claim.

Step Three: We set the wheels in motion

If you are worried about being stuck on hold to insurers or having to speak to the at-fault party’s legal team, don’t be. We take the hassle out of the legal stuff, so you can continue your recovery in peace. Our personal injury team works on your behalf, speaking to the at-fault party so that you don’t have to. From here, we can negotiate a suitable financial settlement for your pain and suffering.

Step Four: We’ll help you to move on

Our main goal at Watermans is to ensure that you can move on from your accident and go back to living your life as normal. We get you justice for your injuries – and the maximum compensation that you deserve for your suffering. As part of our service, we can also provide access to a range of rehabilitation services, like physiotherapy and psychological treatment, all to aid in your recovery.

If you were injured in a road traffic accident and your car was damaged through no fault of your own, we can help with that too. We can arrange for your vehicle to be assessed by an independent engineer and provide a like-for-like replacement car while yours is in the garage.

At Watermans, we are committed to providing you with straightforward legal advice, so that you know where you stand at each step in the claims process. Contact us to start your personal injury claim today.

Get in touch with us

Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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Our personal injury claims expert

“Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”

Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury