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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? The rise of compensation culture will count against my claim

    If you turn on the television these days, you often see a lot of adverts and shows about people making claims against companies and organisations for an accident they have had. The rise of compensation culture is definitely a cult of this modern day era. But, does this count against any claim you make, such as a slip, trip or fall?

    Why are more people making accident claims?

    Through such mediums as advertising and chat shows, more people are finding out they can get money from accidents they have had which were not their fault. This can be something as simple a small trip injury on a pavement which should have been repaired by the council to a serious fall claim which could have been prevented had a railing or barrier not been broken.

    Are all these claims genuine and do all claims such as slips, trips and fall claims succeed?

    The answer to this question is no. Some people unfortunately often try to either fake claims or exaggerate them to try to scam companies out of money. This is when claimants can get a bad reputation when it is only a few whose claims are not genuine.

    Luckily, through law firms and other companies, the non-genuine cases can be spotted and rejected before it gets as far as being heard by the court.

    Will this rise in compensation claims count against my claim?

    Due to the rise in non-genuine claims the process is a bit more in depth so that it is easier to see which claims are genuine and which aren’t. This means that your trip injury claim will be processed as an individual case like all claims and if genuine should not be affected by others’ claims.

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    Accidents happen all the time and sometimes whether it is a slip, trip or fall or other injury they aren’t always your fault. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that realises this and with over 15 years’ worth of experience, they like to make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible. Many clients are able to have their claims processed over the phone and the majority of these can be settled out of court.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about how they can help you with your slip, trip or fall claim.

    Date Published: March 5, 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.

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