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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

    Claim UK personal injury compensation

    Claim UK personal injury compensation

    How much will it cost me to claim UK personal injury compensation?

    It depends on the circumstances of the injury, which area of UK law it falls under and also what stage of the claiming process you are at. A claim against the NHS for medical negligence will inevitably be more complex and require more preparation and specialist expertise than say, a claim for whiplash injury. For a claim against an employer, again the claim UK based companies might face could depend on the industry and how the claimant is being represented, that is, whether he is bringing his own case or has a trade union or professional organisation to assist him.

    How to go about a claim UK

    First gather the facts and figures. The injured person must have required medical attention as a result of the injury, must have been the fault of a third party and must be lodged within three years. These are the three conditions required to meet eligibility. An online compensation provider can help with the information for a claim UK citizens need to know before they should consider instructing a solicitor. Once eligibility is established, a compensation provider can often give an estimate of what a claim might be worth. At all stages of the process, the claimant should be sure to understand what the likely costs will be in a win or lose outcome.

    UK and overseas

    There is no doubt that information available online has given greater availability for information of the process for a claim UK nationals need to know. Most sites describe the process which applies to accidents that happen within UK jurisdiction, but there are many sites also which provide further information if you have an accident overseas and are considering making a claim through the UK legal process. In order to strengthen their case, a claimant should endeavour to gather as much information and data as possible at the time of the accident or injury. If witnesses are on hand and prepared to support the claim, all the better.


    Date Published: April 20, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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