Strong personal injury claims are built on evidence that proves without doubt the claimant’s level of liability, and without doubt the extent of the claimant’s injuries. Everything else regarding accident claim strength is not relevant, because if there is no good evidence to prove liability and the injuries being claimed for, the other side can contest the claim, on the grounds of lack of evidence, as is their right to do so.
However, the fact is that most personal injury claims are processed without contestation, since most of the time, liability can be proven. For example, in the case of a road traffic accident involving two parties, a single piece of video evidence can prove beyond any doubt liability. Or, the other side might admit to being responsible, as is sometimes the case. Or, to give you another example, in the case of a slip in the workplace, a health and safety report confirming the incident will be enough to prove that an accident took place.
Building a strong case for compensation
It is important to remember that it is the job of your solicitor, and not you, to build a compelling case for financial compensation. However, you can improve the chances of claim success, by disclosing any evidence you might have, whether that is photographs, videos, dash cam footage, emergency service reports, or witness details. It is in fact your legal duty to disclose any evidence, however your solicitor will inform you of this.
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If it can be proven that an accident happened, and that you were involved in that accident, and that you were not liable for it, then the next stage to building a strong claim is to collect medical evidence to substantiate the claim. To do this, you must attend a medical examination. This will be set up by your solicitor, and it will probably take place 2-3 weeks into the claims process. The examination will be performed by an expert in the injuries you have sustained. This will generate a relevant, up to date medical report, detailing the extent of your injuries, a recovery period, and a prognosis for the future. This will then be used by a solicitor to determine a fair and proportionate settlement figure.
Your injury solicitor will present your case to the other side, when he or she believes that the case satisfies everything the other side will look for. Many claims can be processed in as little as 8-12 weeks, although this depends on the efficiency of the other side. Insurance companies, for example, are notoriously slow at processing personal injury claims. However, your solicitor will do their best to get you your compensation as soon as possible.