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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

    How to claim defective vehicle compensation


    Many people drive as part of their work, and if this is so they generally have a work vehicle they use for this purpose. They might drive anything from a tractor to a regular car or van, right through to a piece of construction site machinery. In any event the vehicle used should be in proper working order at all times. It should be maintained on a frequent basis and checked regularly to make sure there is no danger of being hurt in any way.

    Defective vehicle compensation isn’t something you will hear about too often. It is something you could be paid if you are injured as a result of driving a vehicle that turns out to be defective. For example the brakes may not work properly, causing you to crash into something and sustain injuries as a result.

    What about your personal car?

    It is rare to buy a new car and to discover it has a fault of some kind. However, there are occasionally instances where a model or make or car is recalled for some reason, usually because something is wrong with it that could be a threat to safety.

    In this case you may be lucky and be able to return the car for repair or replacement prior to experiencing an injury. However if you are reading this because you have already had an accident, you might be entitled to seek defective vehicle compensation. This will be the case if you have sustained an injury as a result of something being wrong with the vehicle itself.

    Making sure you get proper legal advice

    When you are in this situation it makes perfect sense to ensure you can get legal advice. It can be difficult to know where you stand without it. When you consult the experts at Accident Advice Helpline you can take full advantage of their experience, gleaned over the years in the business.

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    Make sure you call us today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more. This is our free enquiry line so it will never cost you anything to call us. Furthermore the claims can be made on a no win, no fee** basis, further providing you with the peace of mind you need to press ahead. Make sure you get the benefit of our assistance and advice by calling us today.

    Date Published: September 24, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Accident at work claim

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