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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

    Injury claim jargon buster: Affidavit

    At Accident Advice Helpline we understand the confusion surrounding many of the terms associated with making a claim for compensation. Part of our service is ensuring that the claim process is made as transparent and straightforward as possible as we pride ourselves on our reliability, dependability and accountability.

    Understanding the term affidavit

    An affidavit refers simply to a written statement sworn upon oath or affirmation and signed in the presence of a person who is authorised to administer oaths, normally a solicitor or other legal executive.

    When an affidavit is signed, this is a binding promise that you are telling the truth. This document may then be used as evidence in court. Although it is not a tradition that is used here in the UK, many people may have seen an affidavit on American television programmes, such as when a witness is called to give testimony and places their hand on the bible or other religious texts.

    Making a claim for compensation

    As one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline aims to streamline the process for our clients. The majority of our claims are settled outside court, meaning that many of our clients will not have to make a court appearance when making a claim for compensation.

    Don’t feel put off by the often confusing technical jargon used when making a claim. One of our highly trained advisers will talk you through the entire process over the phone, and you will be under no obligation to proceed with any claims that may be discussed.

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    What kind of accidents can I claim for?

    We have over 15 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury compensation including, but not limited to, accidents at work, slips, trips and falls and road traffic accidents.

    Is making a claim for compensation expensive?

    With Accident Advice Helpline, all of our claims for compensation are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* guarantee, meaning that you won’t be out of pocket in the unfortunate event that your claim for compensation is unsuccessful.

    This is sometimes a reason why an injured party may decide not to pursue a claim for compensation, as they feel they may be in some way financially burdened if their claim is unsuccessful.

    Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information. Our Freephone lines are open 24 hours, seven days a week. Alternatively, you can find out online just how much compensation you could be entitled to by taking our 30-second test.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

    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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.