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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Accident and injury claims

    Accident and injury claims

    Accident and injury claims are a stressful business.

    A person who has been injured by a third party and who is seeking compensation needs to ensure they will make the best possible case.

    It would be good if we could learn to become a more safety conscious society. First and foremost we should be aware of keeping ourselves safe and avoiding circumstances of accident and injury and of putting others at risk too.

    Best facts about accident and injury incidents and claims

    Every hour one person dies as a result of an accident and injury in the UK and thousands more each year are injured slightly or seriously. These are shocking statistics.

    Accidents at home cause around 4,000 deaths and 2.7 million visits to A&E. Who would have thought living at home could be so dangerous.

    The stairs are the most dangerous place in the house and falling down stairs is one of the greatest causes of accident and injury. Old people who fall are liable to die from hypothermia if they are unable to get up again.

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    Stairs are dangerous for children under two and stair gates should be in place for them.

    Around 30,000 people per annum suffer injury on the roads. One third of all accidents happen to people driving for work.

    Sleepiness and drowsiness cause 20% of accidents on motorways and the public need to be more aware of the dangers of it.

    It is just as dangerous to use a hands-free mobile phone as a hands-on while driving, because it is still a distraction.

    Six million injuries per annum happen at the workplace.

    Left-handed people appear to be more accident prone than right-handed people.

    Most accident and injury claims are a result of unique circumstances and it is advisable to seek specialist advice.

    A compensation provider like Accident Advice Helpline can help a claimant find the best possible representation, if their claim is eligible. Call us now on our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or take our 30-second online test and ask what we can do for you.


    Date Published: February 18, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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