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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: Expert witness


    At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that sometimes complicated terms can be used when making a claim for compensation.

    As part of the service, we aim to make the claim process as transparent and straightforward as possible for all of our clients, so that they may better understand how the claim process works and won’t feel in some way overwhelmed by the language used by many law firms.

    What is an expert witness?

    An expert witness simply refers to a person with specialised knowledge in an area, who is instructed to provide an analysis to the judge in a particular case.

    To give you an example of this, if you’ve been injured as the result of a road traffic accident and have suffered whiplash, an expert witness such as a doctor who examines injuries as the result of car crashes may be called upon to verify your symptoms or to explain to the judge exactly how the injuries could have occurred.

    Expert witnesses may be appointed by the claimant, defendant or in some cases, appointed jointly. Expert witnesses play an impartial role when it comes to court proceedings.

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    Claiming compensation with Accident Advice Helpline

    You needn’t worry about the terminology used when making a claim for compensation through Accident Advice Helpline.

    The majority of claims for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline are in fact settled outside court, meaning that it is likely you will not have to make a court appearance if you decide to proceed with a claim for compensation.

    The costs of claiming compensation

    As we’ve said, we aim to put your mind at ease during all stages of the claim process. All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee basis, meaning you won’t be out of pocket in the unfortunate event that your claim for compensation is unsuccessful.

    What kinds of accidents could Accident Advice Helpline help me claim for?

    We have been helping people like you pursue claims in all areas of personal injury compensation for over 15 years.

    We could help you if you’ve been injured as the result of a road traffic collision, slip, trip or fall or even an accident at work, provided it was within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault.

    Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information, and to see if you have a case eligible to claim personal injury compensation.

    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.