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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 to start a personal injury claim


    Accidents can be traumatic, whether they happen on the road or at work. If you have suffered an accident at work, or elsewhere, and you want to start a personal injury claim, here are the steps to take.

    • Make notes. As soon as possible after the work accident occurred, write down everything as you remember. Be as detailed as possible, and include the date, time, location and the hazard. If possible, get photographs – this will help to prove the hazard and the lack of warning material.
    • If other people were present, get contact details and ask if they will be happy to validate your story if required.
    • Take photographs of your injuries if they are visible. Cuts, scrapes, bruises and other wounds demonstrate that you were injured. Coupled with photographs of the hazard, it helps to build a strong defence.
    • Seek medical advice and keep records. Keep written documentation of any appointments, including date, time and the doctor seen. If medication is prescribed keep a copy of the prescription with your records, as this will prove your injury required medical attention.
    • Before filing the personal injury claim, talk to your boss. They may offer agreeable remuneration, especially if they know you are considering legal action because they did not adhere to the appropriate health and safety standards.
    • Seek legal representation if your boss could not offer a reasonable solution.

    Getting help for a personal injury claim

    If you have decided you would like to seek work accident compensation because of the injuries you sustained, the next step is to talk to Accident Advice Helpline. The company offers free advice on its phone line or the 30-second test on its website, both of which will inform consumers if their case is eligible for representation while seeking compensation.

    There is no obligation to proceed, but any person who becomes a client of Accident Advice Helpline will be in the capable hands of a law firm that works on a no-win, no-fee basis, so your success is necessary for the company to earn any money – thus ensuring the lawyers have a big incentive to make sure you win.

    When it comes to accidents at work, Accident Advice Helpline will stand with you to seek justice. Workplace accidents are too commonplace, and in the 13 years since the company was founded, Accident Advice Helpline has secured compensation for millions of injured people.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

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    Date Published: November 3, 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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