When most people are injured and their injuries are too severe to treat themselves, they visit a hospital to get treatment. Or if their injuries are not too bad at first but become severer in the coming days, some people visit their GP.
If you have not visited a hospital or your GP for your injuries, firstly we must recommend that you do so immediately both from a legal point of view and an ethical one. Nobody likes to visit a hospital however in doing so your medical file will be updated, setting a clear Date of Knowledge for your injuries. Your Date of Knowledge is important, because you only have three years from this date to bring your claim forward in the United Kingdom. After three years, your bus crash claim will be statute barred, preventing you from bringing it forward.
Getting medical treatment for your injuries also proves that you have the injuries you claim to have, and while the true extent of your injuries will be ascertained through a medical examination, a clear record of your injuries is a powerful tool to have in the claims process.
Regardless of whether or not you received medical treatment for your injuries at the time of your accident, however, your legal right to make a bus crash claim remains the same. The law makes it very clear that if you have been injured as a result of somebody else’s actions, then you have the legal right to make a claim for financial compensation. So rest assured whether you received medical treatment or not, the law is on your side.
As part of the claims process, you will need to attend a medical examination so that the extent of your injuries can be ascertained.
This is a compulsory part of the accident claims process, because this medical report will form the basis of your claim. It is also one of the key reasons why if you did not get medical treatment for your injuries you can still make a claim, because this in itself is proof that you suffered and are suffering from the injuries you say you have.
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You should seek specialist legal advice immediately to ascertain your eligibility for making a claim for compensation if you have not received medical treatment for your injuries.
You can call our free, no obligation claims helpline for such advice on 0800 157 1437 where you can speak with an experienced and compassionate claims advisor in length about your bus crash claim and get answers to all your claims-related questions.