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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

    What constitutes accepting liability?


    When considering the nature of your accident, and the legalities surrounding it, you may find yourself asking what constitutes accepting liability.

    Perhaps you are sat at home, worried about your claim, and what is to come next. And rightly so. Understanding what constitutes accepting liability can give you the peace of mind you need in the aftermath of your accident.

    From accidents at work to road-related incidents, generally the grounds surrounding what constitutes accepting liability are very similar.

    What constitutes accepting liability?

    Often the defendant’s insurer will accept liability on the client’s behalf.  When the insurer accepts this liability, they are taking responsibility for the claim made against them, including any injuries or illness you have been made to suffer.

    This is usually a pinnacle point in the claims process. When the third party, or their insurer, accepts liability, you are likely to be offered a settlement amount.

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    This settlement is the personal injury compensation amount you receive for your accident. This will be in consideration of your injuries, illnesses, loss of earnings and any psychological issues you have suffered as a result of the accident in question.

    Claiming compensation for accidents at work

    When you are at work, your employer has a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety. When you suffer an accident at work, due to your employer’s negligence, they have failed in their duty of care, and can therefore be held liable for the harm and distress you have suffered.

    Every workplace accident is unique, which is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation for all victims of personal injury. During our initial consultation, we will discuss the basis of your case, and uncover both where liability is likely to lie, and your eligibility to claim.

    Should we mutually decide to move forward and proceed with your claim, you can recuperate at home, safe in the knowledge that your case is being handled on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis.

    Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline

    For more information on claiming personal injury compensation, and to receive a free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today.

    Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’s more, there’’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following your call to us.

    Call us today on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    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.