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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

    Recreational accident claim


    In the past making a recreational accident claim would have been unthinkable for most people. High fees with no guarantee of success made it beyond most people’s means. However, at Accident Advice Helpline we believe that compensation for recreational accidents that were not your fault should be available to everyone. That’s why our expert solicitors have been working since 2000 on a no win, no fee basis so that everyone, no matter what their financial circumstances, can claim the compensation they are entitled to.

    What sort of recreational accidents can I claim for?

    The short answer is; any sort! Your accident may have taken place during a regular Saturday morning activity or on a rare luxury break. It could have been during a high-energy sporting activity or on a trip to the cinema. It may have caused a short-term injury that resulted in a temporary loss of income or it may have been a life-changing, long-term injury. What ever happened, if your recreational accident was caused by the negligence of others the law says that you are entitled to compensation?

    What should I do?

    If you suffer an injury in a recreational accident the most important thing to do is to seek medical attention. Even a minor injury should be checked out, in case it is more serious than it first appears. Prompt treatment will speed up your recovery, while the medical documentation of your injuries will be important evidence in your personal injury claim.

    As soon as you feel up to it record as much detail as you can about your recreational accident and get the contact details of any witnesses. It’s also possible that you or someone else may have photographs or even video footage of the activity that your solicitor can use when making a claim.

    Keep receipts for any expenses that are caused by your accident. These might include loss of earnings, medicine, transport to hospital appointments and private counselling. Your solicitor will be able to claim these back as part of your compensation package.

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    As soon as possible, and definitely within three years of the accident, phone our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 5000 0993 from your mobile and speak to our friendly advisors about making a claim.

    I’m not sure if this is the right thing to do

    At Accident Advice Helpline we understand that making a personal injury claim may seem daunting. That’s why our solicitors will work hard to make the process as easy as possible. They will hold consultations by phone when possible so you don’t have to travel and may be able to settle your claim without you appearing in court.

    Don’t worry about the financial impact on the negligent party. Companies carry insurance for exactly this reason, and your action may encourage them to carry out a safety review so that others do not suffer a similar injury.

    So make that free, no-obligation phone call today and find out how much compensation you may be entitled to receive.

    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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