11th June 2020
It is imperative that the wheels of justice keep turning during the Covid-19 pandemic so that victims of personal injuries can seek remedy for their accidents and that deadlines for making a claim are not missed.
Therefore, some changes have been introduced so that claims continue to progress during these challenging times.
New agreements have been made to allow medical examinations for the purpose of claims to be carried out via video. Many rehabilitation methods, including psychotherapy and physiotherapy will also be undertaken remotely.
Lawyers, insurance companies and medical practitioners will be operating in a more flexible way, using video calls, zoom meetings and emails to get claims over the line.
We always stress to clients the importance of gathering plenty of evidence and documentation to support their claim. Whilst the world is in turmoil due to the coronavirus crisis, it is more important than ever to document everything involving your injury claim.
If you have delayed medical treatment, appointments or struggle to get in contact with parties then make sure this information is documented for your file.
Photographs of your injuries or the defect that caused your injuries are key pieces of evidence. It is therefore vital that you ensure that you have backed up any images you have, ideally on a computer as well as your mobile phone. Whilst lawyers and insurers work remotely it is important to have everything to hand so that it can be sent via email.
If you are considering making a claim or would like to speak to an expert to see if you have a valid claim for compensation, then please get in touch with our team today for a free consultation.
There are strict time restrictions for making personal injury claims, so it is important not to leave it too long otherwise you will miss out.
A specialist lawyer will be able to prepare your case and advice you on its merits during the lockdown period. If you are not currently working, then you can use this time to gather evidence and strengthen your claim.
Call our switchboard on 01256 844888, email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to our online chat assistant via our website. Our chat assistant is online 24 hours a day on weekdays and weekends.
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The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice. The law may have changed since this article was published. Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.
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