To make a successful claim, it will be necessary to prove that the accident caused your injury. This principle is known as 'causation'.
For most injury claims, such as a road or work accident, the circumstances of the accident directly explain the cause of the injury.
Sometimes the circumstances can be more complicated. For example, in cases of medical negligence, it can be difficult to prove that the injury was caused by negligence, rather than a health issue that would have arisen anyway.
To establish causation, your solicitor will collate as much evidence as possible to determine the circumstances that led to your injury or illness.
In the case of a clinical negligence claim, it will need to be demonstrated that the injury you suffered resulted from the negligent care rather than the underlying condition.
Chris Salmon, Director
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Chris Salmon is a co-founder and Director of Quittance Legal Services. Chris has played key roles in the shaping and scaling of a number of legal services brands and is a regular commentator in the legal press.