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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

    True or false? I can’t get medical attention while compiling my claim

    However your personal injury is sustained, be it through an accident at work, incident on the road, public slip or fall or an accident whilst travelling, Accident Advice Helpline can offer professional and expert advice and guidance throughout the injury claims process.

    The world of compensation claims is often littered with hearsay, rumours and half-truths. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we like to set the record straight and outline your options in a clear and simple manner. The success of the vast majority of personal injury claims is dependent on the following three factors:

    1. The accident needs to have occurred within the last three years.
    2. The injuries suffered required medical attention.
    3. The accident was the fault of someone else or was allowed to happen because of negligence.

    Often, the most complicated element of a compensation claim, whether it is for an injury at work or accident on the road, is the medical factor. Obviously, the main concern is your own health and well-being and in this regard, seeking medical attention should never be compromised. However, it is also important you are awarded the full amount of accident compensation you are due.

    Therefore, whilst you can receive medical attention before starting the claims process, it is important to obtain detailed reports and diagnosis of both what injuries were sustained and the likely impact the recovery and rehabilitation will have on your personal and professional life. Breaking your leg in a construction site accident, for example, is likely to severely harm your earning potential for a significant period of time and the compensation payout should reflect this.

    There is a balance to strike when it comes to medical attention and making your claim. On the one hand, most claims, with the exceptions of cases involving minors and industrial ill-health through things like fume inhalation, have a shelf-life of three years. On the other, it is important to know the full extent of your personal injuries before starting the claims process otherwise the final payout can leave you shortchanged.

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    In the end, it is always best to seek expert advice.

    This is where Accident Advice Helpline come in. A law firm with over 15 years’’ experience in processing personal injury claims, our legal team works on a no-win, no-fee* basis and are able to settle the majority of cases without the pressures of court appearances.

    Date Published: March 12, 2014

    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.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

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