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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

    Expectations of accident compensation

    What should you expect if you make a claim for accident compensation?

    The most common claim for car accident compensation is for whiplash, and for which the amount on average is a thousand pounds or so, sometimes lower, and occasionally higher if recovery time is longer than a year. The problem with assessing the accident compensation amount for whiplash is that it is a difficult injury to diagnose and to assess. Because it affects soft tissue, there isn’t usually much to see. Other injuries such as broken limbs may achieve higher payouts but claimants should be under no illusion that the pain and inconvenience of injury far outweighs the money.

    The plethora of web sites offering advice and legal assistance for accident compensation claims give the impression that it is easy money, there for the pickings, but in the majority of cases, it’s really not like that.

    For a person to be rendered out of action, off work, and have their income stream fall off a cliff can be devastating and life changing, so accident compensation is not something anyone would seek lightly.

    However, if you have been injured either at work, on the roads or in a public place, and you are wondering where to start to patch up your life, then an online  compensation provider can be a good place to start.

    Whilst there are precedents for awards for some kinds of injury, most cases, especially accidents at work, are unique and this is where expert legal advice is necessary to assess the claim.

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    Accident Advice Helpline offers expert advice from its network of legal advisers around the country. If you want to start a claim and you are not sure, take their 30-second online test or talk to one of their friendly advisers on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Accident Advice Helpline helps thousands of accident victims every year win the accident compensation they need to get their lives back on track.

    Date Published: March 17, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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