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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 Long Do I Have To Make An Injury Compensation Claim?


    One of the problems associated with making a claim for injury compensation is the emotions involved in such an action. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident or incident that resulted in personal injury, it can take a lot of time to recover from the outcome. As well as your physical wellbeing, you may also suffer from some form of post-traumatic stress. The very idea of having to relive the whole ordeal once again, can be enough to put many people off making a claim. In fact about 70% of people involved in accidents, never bother to seek any kind of claim for financial compensation. The benchmark for how long you can wait before making a claim is usually 3 years after the event. If you require more information about the whole process involved, you can call us at Accident Advice helpline on our 24/7 freephone number.

    How Much Compensation Can I Expect?

    This is a very common question and usually depends on a number of factors:

    • How much money have you lost as a result of the incident?
    • If you are making a claim for medical compensation, how severe was your injury/illness?

    It can be very difficult to levy a figure against personal anguish and pain, and this is where the expertise of legal specialists comes into play. Accident Advice Helpline will be able to calculate your probable claim amount by looking into all of the mitigating and resulting factors. We work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis and you will usually not be required to attend court, and most cases can be resolved over the phone.

    How Long Do Claims Take?

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    Many individuals are reticent to make a claim for financial compensation because of the possibility of a long and stressful case. Many cases can be resolved very quickly, and this depends on how easy it is to establish liability and the correct claim amount. A standard claims case will usually take between 12-18 months to conclude. If you are a victim of any type of negligence, please call Accident Advice Helpline for some friendly and confidential advice. We have a bespoke claims calculator that usually indicates whether or not you should make a claim, and this only takes about 30 seconds.

    We are extremely proud to have the TV personality, Esther Rantzen as our patron. Esther is well known for her stands against fraudsters and negligent people who have caused problems for the general public. So why not call us now for some expert legal advice in a confidential and friendly manner.

    Date Published: October 4, 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.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.