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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

    Claiming compensation for loss of earnings

    Accidents at work do happen, and if you’ve been injured as a result of an accident that had led to time off work, you may be worrying about loss of earnings. If you’re injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, either due to employer negligence or someone else’s fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation for pain, suffering and loss of earnings – this could cover your pay whilst you are off work as well as any medical expenses you have incurred for treatment for your injury.

    Proving negligence

    Perhaps you’ve been injured as a result of a slip or trip at work – wet floors without warning signs are a common cause of workplace accidents. This is classed as employer negligence, and you could claim for compensation if you’re injured as a result. If you’re involved in a road traffic accident due to another driver being distracted, or driving carelessly, you may spend time in hospital being treated for your injuries. In situations like this, you’ll probably be worried about how to pay your household bills whilst you are off work. Compensation for personal injury claims will take into account your loss of earnings, and if your claim is successful you could receive damages which cover not only your medical expenses but also your lost wages. You’ll need to prove that the accident and subsequent injury was someone else’s fault – this can sometimes be a tricky process, and that’s why you need an expert personal injury lawyer to guide you through the claims process from start to finish, ensuring you get the compensation you deserve.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we’re no strangers to personal injury claims – in fact, our team of personal injury compensation specialists have been dealing with claims just like yours for over 13 years!

    We’re accredited by Lexcel, the Law Society’s practice management standard, and Esther Rantzen, TV personality and UK consumer champion, is our sponsor, so you know you can trust us to provide a professional service. We offer confidential, no-obligation advice on our 24/7 freephone helpline – 0800 689 0500 – and we also provide a 100% no win, no fee service, so you’ll keep more of any successful claim for compensation.

    Head to our website where you can take the 30-second test to find out how much you could claim, then call us and we’ll usually be able to tell you within 30 seconds whether your claim is viable, it’s that simple. Most personal injury claims can be settled in full over the phone, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to attend court.

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    Date Published: December 15, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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