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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 do I start a compensation claim?

    The process of starting a compensation claim is not as daunting as most people would think. The last thing that an accident victim needs is to be saddled with a long and complicated claims process. That is why we, at Accident Advice Helpline, strive to make the process as simple and efficient for you as we can. We aim to provide our clients with the best and most relevant advice and guidance to help speed up the claims process.

    Why do I need compensation?

    Although the payout received cannot restore your health, it will go a long way towards reimbursing any expenses that you have incurred because of an accident. This includes any money spent on medication, treatment, rehabilitation and special care. It will also compensate for the pain, trauma (both physical and psychological) and inconvenience caused by the accident.

    Am I eligible for compensation?

    Before filing for compensation, we advise you to confirm whether your personal injury claim is eligible. The criteria for determining this is very simple. To start with, the accident should have happened in the last three years through no fault of your own. Next, you should have sustained injuries due to the accident and should have received medical treatment as a result of those injuries.

    Open Claim Calculator

    Our 30-second calculator can help in determining the eligibility of a claim. This simple, innovative tool is found on our website. It will also give an estimate of the payout that you are likely to receive.

    Simple steps to start a claim for compensation

    We have outlined the steps below for those who wish to start a compensation claim:

    • After confirming the eligibility of your claim, gather together all the evidence you have relating to the accident. Evidence is the cornerstone of a personal injury claim as it is your word against the defendant’s. The evidence may consist of all pertinent information about the incident, the subsequent injuries and the treatment received. This may be in the form of doctors’ prescriptions or receipts for medication. It is also useful to get the contact details of any witnesses to the accident, as well as photos of the accident scene or of the injuries sustained.
    • The next step is to contact professionals to help you with your case. This is where we come in. You can get in touch with us through Accident Advice Helpline’s claim form on our website, or by calling us on 0800 689 0500. One of our dedicated and professional advisers will go through the details of your claim and advise you on the next steps.
    • Should you choose to proceed, we will match you with one of our experienced solicitors who is an expert in personal injury compensation claims. The solicitor will go though the evidence gathered and discuss the amount of compensation you could expect to receive. They will also represent you should the case proceed to court.

    We are proud to have helped thousands of accident victims to claim what is rightfully theirs. Contact us today and become the next success story.

    Date Published: October 2, 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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