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3littlefrogs Mon 22-Aug-16 15:25:04

I was injured while visiting a commercial premises.

They have admitted liability, in writing, and have invited me to claim expenses and let them know if I have recovered.

They want copy of my complete medical record for their solicitors and /or a medical examination.

They have advised me that I can seek independent legal advice if I wish.

I am NOT looking to make loads of money out of this, however, I was in severe pain for weeks, couldn't drive, lift, carry out normal household tasks. Couldn't even get in and out of bed/shower for the first week or so. DH had to ferry me about and do everything for me. All as a result of carelessness on the part of someone else.

I can't produce evidence of costs in this regard, but wondered if there is a basic sum for caring duties that can be applied in terms of a claim.

DH thinks it shouldn't be necessary to seek legal advice - I really don't like these ambulance chasing companies, but I do wonder if they will fob me off if I don't.

Should I seek legal advice or try and work out a ball park figure for my pain and inconvenience and DH's time?

TIA

greenfolder Mon 22-Aug-16 21:06:17

Firstly do you have legal expenses insurance on your contents policy? If you do consult them now. They may instruct a solicitor for you without a no win no fee agreement so worth checking. Have you fully recovered now?

3littlefrogs Mon 22-Aug-16 21:48:48

Thanks greenfolder.
I have more or less recovered - still have some discomfort, but I can manage. It has been almost a year.
I will check my household insurance policy.

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