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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."

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    A Guide To Using A Compensation Calculator


    You have probably seen adverts talking about how you could be entitled to compensation. What may be less clear is the amount you could be entitled to and why. This is why it is worth knowing how to use a compensation cost calculator.

    The costs involved

    There are a number of things you could potentially get compensation for, examples of these are:

    • Repairs – If your vehicle is damaged in an accident that was not your fault then you could be compensated for the damage caused
    • Damaged Items – For example if you ride a bicycle and your helmet is damaged then you can be compensated so that you can replace the helmet – this can also apply to safety gear such as leathers for people riding motorcycles
    • Transport Costs – If you normally go to work by bicycle and cannot because of an injury it may be possible to be compensated if you need to use public transport
    • Lost Wages – When you are injured there will be a period of time when you are not able to work; you should be compensated for this because it is not your fault that you were not able to do that work
    • Emotional and Mental Distress – This is harder to prove but if you can prove a mental or emotional condition is linked to an accident then you could get compensation for it

    Compensation factors

    Factors behind a compensation calculation can include:

    • When the claim is made (can be as much as three years after an incident)
    • Whether or not you received medical attention
    • How you were injured (the more severe the injury the more compensation you could receive)
    • The amount of costs involved

    Using a compensation calculator

    Accident Advice Helpline compensation calculator is relatively simple to use. It is a ten-click survey with a few basic questions about the claim. This information is then used to calculate the amount that you could potentially be able to claim. However it is worth getting more details by contacting the helpline directly so we can discuss your individual circumstances.

    Why you should contact Accident Advice Helpline

    After you have used our compensation calculator you need to talk to Accident Advice Helpline directly. We can talk about the details of your claim and the best ways to pursue a claim.

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    We can also make sure that you get the right medical attention and offer guidance on how to ensure each part of the process is properly recorded.

    Accident Advice Helpline is available 24 hours a day. Our nationwide legal team comprises some of the best injury solicitors in the UK, so there is always someone who has the right experience to handle your claim. Contact us today to see what we can do for you!

    Date Published: October 31, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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