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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: Claim form

    In terms of personal injury claims, a claim form is an official, written document used to formally request financial compensation for injuries sustained in accidents, that someone else was responsible for.

    It is submitted to the public authority, organisation, insurance company or individual you believe is liable to pay you this compensation.

    Claim forms in practice

    If, for example, you were to make a claim for slip injury compensation after being injured by slipping due to wet flooring in your local corner-shop, you would send the claim form either to the owner of the store or directly to the insurance company providing their public liability insurance policy.

    In a similar fashion, if you sustain an injury by falling down stairs at a council-owned library, for instance, your claim form or request for compensation would have to be submitted to the responsible council.

    Or, the claim form requesting compensation for a trip injury at your place of work would have to be submitted to your employer or your company’s work injury compensation manager.

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    Other incidents

    Claim forms are not only used in claims for compensation following injuries by slips, trip and falls, but also for those sustained in road traffic accidents, work injuries and occupational illnesses, and holiday and travel accidents, for example.

    In other words, whenever a claim for injury compensation arises, a claim form has to be submitted to the responsible party, who expected to pay the compensation.

    Assistance from the professionals

    Fortunately, making compensation claims through Accident Advice Helpline means you do not have to worry about how to complete a claim form or where to send it. Our legal team will deal with your legal documentation and all other aspects of claims process for you.

    This includes gathering the necessary evidence to determine who was responsible for your slip, trip or fall, work accident or traffic accident, to prove your entitlement to claim. We also deal with with the defendant and their solicitor, taking the pressure of you, the victim, allowing you to recuperate worry-free, following your accident.

    Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?

    Endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen, the well known and respected TV personality and consumer champion, Accident Advice Helpline has an exemplary track record of bringing compensation claims to successful conclusions.

    Operating on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee basis, our law firm’s highly trained legal team is backed by 15 years of experience in handling claims, just like yours.

    For more information, speak with one of our professional and friendly advisers today on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: SM Content

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