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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

    A guide to seeking compensation


    If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault then you could be entitled to some form of compensation. A lot of people are hesitant to do this because they fear they may not be successful, or that they may end up costing their employer. With this guide to seeking compensation you can learn the basics of how a compensation claim works and how it could benefit you.

    Making up for a loss

    The first thing to realise is that people who are making a compensation claim have often lost out. Reasons for seeking compensation can include-

    • Lost earnings- If someone is injured due to something that wasn’t their fault they can end up not being able to go to work. This is money they ought to be entitled to.
    • Recovered costs- For example if you are hit by a driver on a bicycle and it is damaged then it is only fair to expect someone to cover the costs of that bicycle.
    • Lost travel costs- If you would normally cycle to work but being injured means you had to take the bus or train, then you could potentially be compensated for those additional travel costs
    • Medical costs- For example you may have to have an extended period of physiotherapy.

    Making a claim for compensation

    One thing that often puts people off is the fact they have to fill in paperwork. In reality a legal representative will usually do most of this for you. Another worry is that they will have to appear in court. Again a lot of claims are often settled before they get to court, as people often want to avoid the additional costs of an extended legal process.

    All you have to do is contact a legal firm and tell them about your circumstances. You can improve your chances of getting compensation by keeping hold of receipts and details of any symptoms, medical treatments and so forth. Having the information to hand will often make it easier for the people representing you.

    If you are wondering how much compensation you could potentially receive we have a compensation calculator that will give you a more accurate guide of what you can expect.

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    Why you should contact Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline is available 24 hours a day. We have a number of experienced legal professionals who can handle your case and help get you the compensation you deserve. Furthermore for the past 10 years we have been endorsed by Esther Rantzen, a champion of consumer rights and have received a wide array of positive reviews online praising our customer service and the advice we provide for our customers. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

    Date Published: November 13, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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