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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 do I make a personal injury claim?


    Not many people realise this, but it’s possible to make a personal injury claim for a wide range of different types of accidents and injuries. For example, did you know that you could claim compensation for food poisoning after a meal out? Or that making a claim for workplace stress could result in a personal injury settlement coming your way? Making a claim doesn’t have to be complex either, provided you ensure you claim within the three-year deadline.

    How do I make a personal injury claim?

    It’s best to start at the beginning – with a reputable personal injury lawyer. By choosing a specialist injury lawyer you’ll ensure you get the best possible advice and give your claim a great chance of success. Look for a lawyer offering a 100% no-win, no-fee service, like Accident Advice Helpline.

    What’s in it for me?

    The idea of making an injury claim, attending legal appointments, going to court and so on, might seem like an awful lot of hassle. But when you consider what could be in it for you, it suddenly starts to seem worth it. Firstly, if you have been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. You don’t have to suffer in silence. Your settlement will include compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, but there will also be an element of compensation for financial losses too. In practice, this means that if you had to take a few weeks or months off work – or if you have been seriously injured and are unable to return to work for the foreseeable future – you will be compensated for your loss of earnings. You can also claim for expenses such as the cost of travelling to and from medical appointments, prescription costs and even ongoing costs associated with your accident such as the cost of medical treatment or care, if you have sustained serious, life-changing injuries. As you can see, it could be well worth your while making a claim.

    What happens after the accident?

    If you find yourself wondering, “How do I make a personal injury claim?” then the answer is fairly simple. Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline and we’ll do our best to get you the compensation you’re entitled to. Ideally you should contact us as soon as possible, but you have three years from the date of your accident to get in touch. We’ll be able to tell you if you have a valid claim and if you do, we’ll offer no-obligation advice. If you decide to proceed, we’ll gather evidence to support your claim, and you’ll find we can generally process most claims over the phone, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court.

    Get in touch today

    Rather than sitting around wondering how to make a personal injury claim, why not pick up the phone and call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile? Our expert advisors are waiting to take your call.

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    Date Published: October 15, 2017

    Author: Rob Steen

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