1.Q: Is there any time limit for submitting a personal injury claim?
A: Generally the time allowed for submitting a personal injury claim to the court is limited to 3 years from the date of accident.
2. Q: Any tips to keep in mind when submitting a personal injury claim?
A: Here are some tips for preparing your claim for personal injuries:
- Before obtaining advice from lawyers, do not sign any documents from your employer or any insurance companies or accept any investigations by insurance companies or adjusters
- Keep all identity documents, bank statements, employment contract, salary records and academic diploma documents, etc.
- Keep all receipts (e.g. medical expenses, funeral expenses) and record the amount of expenses incurred as a result of the accident for claiming compensation
- Keep the receipts of household expenses and outgoings before the accident, including receipts for rental payments, electricity bills and school fees, etc.
3. Q:What type of losses can be compensated in a personal injury claim?
A: The losses that may be compensated include:
- Pre-trial loss of earnings
- Medical expenses and other expenses
- Pain, suffering and loss of amenities
- Post-trial loss of earnings
- Loss of earning capacity
- Expenses for caretaker
4. Q: How should I be prepared for an assessment for personal injury claim?
A: You should bring along the following information for assessment on liability and quantum:
- The nature of the accident
- Name, occupation and age
- Monthly earnings, education level
- Date of returning to work, number of days of sick leave
- Current working status: returned to work, on sick leave or unemployed
- The date and circumstances of the accident
- Severity of injury: minor, serious or disabled: temporary or permanent
- Property loss
- Contact phone number and email address