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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

    Personal injuries come in many forms

    If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, there is a good chance that you may be able to claim for personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline specialises in cases of personal injuries by work accidents, car accidents and slips, falls, trips and more.

    Available 24/ 7 via a free-phone help line, the company’s advisers will assist you in determining your eligibility to claim, assess how likely your claim is to succeed and put you in touch with one of the company’s specialist lawyers.

    Accidents at work:

    If you were injured by a work accident, for instance, your legal representative will need to know what happened where, when, how and what your personal injuries resulting were. He or she will then assist you in compiling the necessary evidence to support your claim. This may involve photos, witness statements, doctor’s reports and so on.

    Once all evidence has been compiled, the claim will be put into motion and dealt with as soon as possible. More often than not, all this can be done over the phone and you may not even have to attend court.

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    Road traffic accidents:

    Here, too, a suitable legal representative with years of experience in this particular type of claim will be assigned to you and assist you in making your claim for injury by car accident.

    Again, establishing responsibility and liability, as well as compiling necessary evidence, is necessary. Working on a no win – no fee basis, your legal representative will do his/ her best to secure your compensation as quickly as possible. How long this will take depends on the surrounding circumstances and can rarely be predicted.

    Trips, falls, and slips:

    Injuries by trips, falls or slips may also entitle you to receive compensation. In these cases who is liable will depend on where and how the accident causing your injury happened. If, for example, you broke your ankle tripping on a badly maintained pavement, you may be able to claim against the local authority responsible for the maintenance of this pavement.

    Should you have received an injury by slipping on a wet or otherwise slippery shop floor, the shop owner may be held liable.

    Time limits on personal injury claims

    Wherever your accident occurred, and whatever the circumstances of the incident were, you will only be able to make a claim for compensation within three years of the accident.

    There are some exceptions, like being a minor at the time of the accident, for example, that may result in this limit to be extended. In any case, it is best to act quickly and initiate a claim as soon as possible.

    Date Published: October 24, 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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.