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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

    Top five factors that affect compensation claims

    Whether it’s a road traffic accident, a trip or fall or a work accident there are imminent dangers everywhere we go. Suffering an injury due to an accident that wasn’t your fault can be painful enough at the best of times, but if it means that you lose out financially too, that makes it even harder to bear.

    You want to make a compensation claims, what do you need to do?

    If you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, there’s a good chance that you could be entitled to compensation claims. When making a claim there are a few factors that you need to bear in mind.

    1. Was the accident in the past three years?
    In order to make compensation claims the accident has to have been in the last three years. Any accident in this time can be assessed in order to decide if you can proceed with a claim.

    2. Was the accident your fault?
    For you to claim compensation, the accident in which you have been hurt has to be the fault of someone else.

    3. Seek medical advice
    Whatever your injury, it’s always advisable that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. As well as receiving treatment, any medical evidence may help you in your claim for compensation.

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    4. Record as much information as you can
    Any claim will depend on the information you are able to provide. If possible, write down all the circumstances surrounding the accident you were involved in.

    5. Get good legal representation
    You will need an experienced law firm to help you gain the compensation you deserve.

    What do you do next?

    If you still feel that you are entitled to make a personal injury claim, then you will need some expert advice to help represent you and take your claim further. Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience of dealing with personal injury compensation claims.

    Their friendly advisers will discuss your claim over the phone and you can call them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on their free phone number. Your conversation is completely confidential and you have no obligation to proceed with your claim. They work purely on a no win, no fee basis, so it will cost you absolutely nothing.

    If you do decide to make a claim Accident Advice Helpline team will ask you a series of questions regarding your accident and because they can take down most of the information over the phone, it’s unlikely that you will have to attend court.

    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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