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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

    Can I claim for an accident as a driving instructor?


    Driving instructors are regularly exposed to danger simply because they spend so much time on the road, and a personal injury claim is something that should be considered for a person who may be thinking, ‘Can I claim for an accident as a driving instructor’? The answer to this is quite simply yes; if the accident is not the fault of the driving instructor and they are injured as a result of it then the driving instructor is perfectly within their rights to pursue a compensation claim.

    In many cases the insurance company of the offending motorist will pay for the damages caused by the accident, but if there is any doubt regarding the circumstances or the best steps to take then Accident Advice Helpline should be contacted. Our helpful staff offer free legal advice will make the process a lot simpler for the claimant, who will also receive the attention of our accident at work specialist lawyers.

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    There are other things to consider besides receiving compensation for injuries received from the accident. It may be that the injuries received caused a person to miss work while they rehabilitate. In this case it is advisable to investigate the case for loss of earnings. The accident may cause mental trauma as well as physical injury, and anxiety and any other psychological symptoms could also be the reasons behind the loss of earnings.

    For more details the victim of the accident can phone Accident Advice Helpline on their 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 or fill in the short form on our website for any enquiries. Our 24-hour helpline means that the driving instructor can contact us direct from the scene of the accident in order to receive advice from our personal injury lawyers as quickly as possible.

    Undue care and attention

    If a driving instructor is injured as a result of the undue care and attention of another driver on the road and that driver will not admit liability, then the matter needs to be cleared up before a personal injury claim can be successfully completed. Discussing the options with our helpful and friendly staff will help to put the victim’s mind at ease. There are also other steps that can be taken to reinforce the a personal injury claim is something that should be considered for a person who may be thinking, ‘Can I claim for an accident as a driving instructor?’

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    First and foremost, seek professional medical help. As well as being the safest way to get injuries treated, the medical records of the injury will help our claim lawyers to reach the maximum figure for compensation. Any witnesses to the accident, including passers-by, should be asked if they are willing to be a witness for the sake of the claim, and if they say yes then take their names and numbers for the case records. It is also worth bearing in mind that all claims are taken on with a no win no fee policy, meaning that if the case for a personal injury claim is not successful, the claimant will not be charged a penny.

    Date Published: January 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.

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