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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 during Freshers’ Week?


    If you suffered an accident during Freshers’ Week, then you may want to seek expert advice from a specialist in personal injury. Freshers’ Week, or “Welcome Week,” as it is sometimes known, is a series of events in which students who are new to a university get to know their new classmates and teaching faculty. It is typically a busy and exciting time for a student.

    Unfortunately, your time at Freshers’ Week may end abruptly if you experience an accident while attending an event. Whatever the nature of your injury, if you have suffered an accident that was not your fault, speaking to Accident Advice Helpline to discuss your case is an invaluable place to start.

    How do I claim for an accident during Freshers’ week?

    Speak to Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you can after your accident to get advice and find out if you can make a claim for an accident during Freshers’ Week. We have been seeking compensation and justice for victims of accidents since 2000, so we have years of experience in our field. As personal injury law firm, we can let you know where you stand from a legal point, and advise whether you are entitled to make a claim.

    How much will I receive?

    While we cannot give an exact figure at this point, a successful claim for an accident during Freshers’ Week would look to claim the money you have lost as a direct result of your accident. Possible claim sources include:

    • Medical treatments and related travel costs getting to and from doctor’s appointments.
    • Any private counselling treatments you may have had due to your accident during Fresher’s Week.
    • Loss of earnings: if you have a part-time job while at university, you may be unable to work due to your accident, and this could affect your income.

    For an estimate on how much you might be able to claim for, take the 30-second test on our homepage. Our lawyers work on a no win, no fee basis, and it costs nothing for initial advice from one of our friendly, professional advisors. Importantly, after you receive that advice, you are under no obligation to proceed with a claim.

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    Eligibility and evidence

    In order to file a claim with us, we have to establish your eligibility. The accident during Freshers’ Week had to have occurred within the last three years due to no fault of your own. It is important that you also provide us with as much evidence as possible to strengthen your claim. Clear colour photographs of your injuries and the accident scene, contact details of any witnesses, and receipts from associated medical expenses are all examples of things that can help both you and us with the claims process.

    How do I contact Accident Advice Helpline?

    You can call us on our free, 24-hour helpline at 0800 689 0500 via your landline phone. If you are calling from a mobile phone, dial 0333 500 0993. Alternatively, text claim365 to 88010, and an advisor will contact you.

    Date Published: November 26, 2015

    Author: Lee Tadd

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