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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

    What qualifies as an injury?

    If you want to make a personal injury claim but you are unsure whether the injury you suffered makes you eligible, you may have asked yourself, “What qualifies as an injury?”

    What is an injury?

    If you have been injured then you would have been harmed physically and/or psychologically. Physical injuries can range in severity from knocks and bruises, to cuts and gashes, to fractures and broken bones. Psychological injuries are harder to define but your symptoms could appear as anxiety, stress, depression or lethargy.

    Have I suffered an injury?

    For your affliction to qualify as an injury it is important to show professional evidence of what happened to you as a result of the accident.

    Immediately following the accident you would have sought medical attention for your physical injuries and this may have involved a trip to A&E or your local doctor. Your medical records will list the treatment you received as a direct result of the accident that caused your injury. These records can play a key part in any personal injury claim, as they show the type and extent of injury you suffered. Similarly, if your doctor felt that you suffered a psychological injury, he or she may have referred you to a professional counsellor for counselling therapy.

    Therefore, the evidence from your medical records will show us how your injury has affected your life and this is where Accident Advice Helpline can help. The records will qualify your injury from a medical professional and can be used to build a compensation package for your claim. For example, if your injury meant that you have had to take time off work and you lost wages as a result, we can factor these losses into your claim.

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    The same applies to money you spent on prescriptions, travelling to and from medical appointments and private counselling or physiotherapy. If your injuries were severe enough to mean that you had to make disability-friendly adjustments to your home then these charges can also be factored into your claim.

    How do I proceed?

    Whether you are looking for professional legal advice or you wish to pursue a personal injury claim, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm that was established in 2000 to help those who suffered a personal injury from an accident that was not their fault. We employ expert personal injury solicitors who have years of experience managing successful claims and, as we have a no win, no fee* policy, you will not have to pay any upfront charges.

    To contact us you can call our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our highly trained, friendly staff. Tell us what happened to you and we can advise whether or not you have a case for pursuing a personal injury claim. If you are eligible and you want to pursue a claim, your details will be handed to one of our expert solicitors who will manage your claim.

    If you would like more advice on what qualifies as an injury and how we can help you, contact us today.

    Date Published: October 18, 2014

    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.