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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

    Making An Accident Claim: What To Expect


    A lot of people may not be aware of what to expect when making an accident claim. When doing it for the first time there can be a lot of details to talk about; this is why it helps to have a legal representative who can guide you through the accident claim process and make it as simple as possible.

    Why would you want to make an accident claim?

    Compensation is about recovering costs; if an accident is not your fault then you should not be expected to pay for repairs that should not be needed. There are several ways that you would be able to claim when it comes to accidents, examples of these are below.

    If you have to replace damaged goods as a result of your accident, you ought to be compensated for this. Equally, if someone is injured at work then there will be a period when they will be unable to work due to their condition – again this is not the fault of the person injured. If the company could have prevented this accident from happening, they are then liable for the salary costs whilst the employee is unable to attend.

    How to prepare yourself

    Before you make a claim it’s worth making sure you have the right evidence. For example, after a car accident you should ensure you have the details of the other person involved in the accident. Furthermore you ought to try and get details of people who witnessed the incident and the police officer who arrives at the scene.

    You should seek medical advice as soon as possible after any accident. Remember to report symptoms as soon as you notice them so that you can prove you sought medical treatment as well as having evidence from a medical professional – this will then be concrete proof of your condition.

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    It is also vital to keep receipts so you have evidence of any costs, making it easier when it comes to calculating compensation. If you are yet to purchase replacements or get repairs done, be sure to get quotes to demonstrate the costs you expect to incur.

    Why you should contact Accident Advice Helpline

    People are often worried that when they make an accident claim that they will have to do a lot of paperwork. With Accident Advice Helpline it does not have to be the case.

    We have a large legal team with experience in every sort of personal injury claim, so we can ensure that you get the appropriate legal representation to suit your situation.

    Accident Advice Helpline is available 24 hours a day. There is always someone available to talk to about the process and how to pursue a claim further. Contact us today to see what we can do for you!

    Date Published: October 31, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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