If you suffer injuries as a result of an accident the first thing you should always do is seek medical treatment for your injuries. It is also vital that as much information as possible is gathered surrounding the accident, the people involved and the circumstances so that this can be used to support any claim that you bring. If instructed by you we will firstly write to your doctor or specialist consultant as appropriate to seek a medical report setting out the full extent of your injuries and providing a full prognosis for your recovery where possible. This will be an initial report which can be built upon further down the road once your recovery is in full swing.
The first step in any personal injury claim is to submit an application to the Injuries Board (previously known as the Personal Injuries Assessment Board) The Injuries Board will only deal with claims where it is clear who is at fault and responsible for the accident. They have no role in, or authority to, find somebody responsible for the accident. Their sole function is to assess the value of a person's claim based on the medical evidence provided.
Once an assessment is received from the Injuries Board we will provide you with the best advice possible at that stage so as to consider whether an assessment appropriately reflects the injuries that you suffered and your recovery since the accident date. We would only ever advise rejecting an Injuries Board assessment and progressing to legal proceedings if we felt that, in our professional opinion, we would secure a better result by issuing proceedings.
From the date of any accident you have two years within which to bring a claim following which time you will be "statute barred" from bringing a claim and any claim started after this time will not succeed.
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Personal Injury Solicitor