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Direct accident claims


What are direct accident claims?

Direct accident claims are requests for financial compensation made by people who have sustained personal injury or illness through no fault of their own.


Who can make direct accident claims?

Anyone who has been hurt – usually during the last three years – as a result of an accident which was not their fault can take direct accident claim proceedings.


Types of direct accident claims

Direct accident claims can be made by victims of injuries or illnesses sustained under the following circumstances:

  • An accident at work (which can include claims for repetitive strain injury, industrial deafness and vibration white finger).
  • A trip, slip or fall in a public place (for example on an uneven pavement or a slippery surface which has not been clearly identified).
  • A road traffic accident (you can claim for compensation if you have been injured as the driver or passenger of a vehicle, pedestrian or a cyclist).

What are the advantages of making direct accident claims?

An injury or illness sustained as the result of an accident can have far-reaching consequences which can put emotional and financial pressure on your life. Medical treatments for physical or psychological injuries may require you having to take time off work which could therefore result in loss of earnings for your household. The opportunity to take some steps to alleviate some of the financial burden which may follow an accident is the main advantage of making a direct accident claim.


How can Accident Advice Helpline help with direct accident claims?

Regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and promoted by consumer champion Dame 0800 689 5659 and we make sure that there is someone who will be able to help you with your claim no matter when you call. Our team of friendly advisors will find you the best solicitor to deal with your particular claim, who will ensure that you are paid the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled. All our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, so you can relax in the knowledge that you will not have to pay anything up front in order to benefit from our expert legal advice.


How do I know whether or not I should make a direct accident claim?

Try out our claim calculator to find out whether or not you may be entitled to make a direct accident claim and, if so, how much you may receive.

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