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