Following the event which left you injured, your physical and mental recovery should absolutely be your main priority. Though sooner or later, you will want to figure out how to obtain financial compensation for your medical and other accident-related expenses.
The general answer to this question would be: Section B benefits. These benefits stem from your insurance policy and will always be granted to you in the event of injury. However, there are also instances in which your injuries were caused by somebody else’s negligence, in which case you may also be entitled to compensation from the at fault party. Or rather, the at fault party’s insurance. Regardless of which of these apply to you, we have some tips which will support you in your efforts to file a personal injury claim in order to receive compensation for your accident related expenses.
Mitigating Your Losses
Throughout the recovery process, you are obligated to minimize the lasting effects of your injuries as much as possible. You will achieve this by following your doctor’s recommendations in regards to therapy, medication, referrals to specialists, and possibly also surgery. By doing this, you avoid allegations by your insurer which could lead to a significant decrease in compensation. Furthermore, if your injuries were the result of another person’s negligence, that at fault party’s insurer will also expect you to mitigate your losses. As with your own insurer, this failure to mitigate could lead to further decrease in compensation. Hence, mitigation is in your own best interest. Both physically, and financially.
Staying in Contact with Your Lawyer
Throughout the entire process, from accident to final settlement, it is vital for your case to stay in frequent contact with your personal injury lawyer in Leduc. Only by keeping your personal injury lawyer in the loop, will they be capable of properly preparing your case and taking care of all the behind the scenes work that goes into achieving maximum compensation for your injuries. It is a lot of work especially gathering evidence, witness accounts and organizing the paperwork. These are important aspects of why you need to hire lawyers. To know when to reach out to your lawyer, we have put together a checklist of situations in which your lawyer will require an update:
• Changes in treatment, i.e. Surgery, new medication, referral to a specialist
• Regular check-ins every 3 to 6 months with updated documentation of your recovery
• Progress or success of a treatment
• Return to work, or a push from your employee to return to work despite your doctor’s disapproval
It is important that you work closely with the lawyer and are kept abreast of the latest happenings. This will help you get higher amount of compensation when they represent your claim.