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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

    Types of compensation claims

    There are many different types of compensation claims covering personal injury. The purpose of compensation is to provide recompense if you have suffered an injury, which can sometimes be devastating. The award can also be aimed at helping you recover losses related to being unable to work, along with incidental expenses incurred as a result of the accident.

    All compensation claims are different, no matter what the type, but they all depend on the same proviso, which is that the person suffering the injury and making the compensation claim is not responsible for his or her misfortune. The person or body that caused the incident, whether through a deliberate act or negligence, also needs to be identified, because it is they who the claim for compensation will be made against.

    There are various types of compensation claims, depending on how the personal injury was sustained. They cover such areas such as injuries suffered in road traffic accidents, either as the driver or passenger, accidents at work, injury suffered while engaged in sports, trips and falls and medical negligence.

    Claiming compensation can be a complicated process, which is made all the more difficult if the other party denies liability. This is why it is always advisable that you seek advice and assistance from the experts when pursuing any of the various types of compensation claims. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have solicitors and expert staff who are experienced in dealing with the full range of personal injury claims.

    As soon after the accident as possible you should visit your doctor. You should do this even if you are in no pain and feel well. The medical report will form a key part of the evidence as we pursue your claim for compensation. You should also take the names and contact details of anyone who saw the accident. Their statements could prove crucial in demonstrating you were not to blame for the incident. Obtaining photographic evidence will give us valuable additional information, which can be used when pursuing your claim.

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    If the police are involved, (if the injury was the result of a road traffic accident they must be called), it is very important to take the name and details of the officer dealing with the case, as his or her statement could prove to be crucial if you claim is to be successful.

    Once your claim for compensation is made there will be one of several outcomes. The party liable for the accident might accept liability and make an offer. We will check with you to see if the amount is acceptable and whether you wish to accept or reject it. If it is rejected the claim will go before the courts. If no liability is admitted the courts will also become involved.

    Whichever route is taken to pursue your claim, we operate on a no win no fee* basis so you need not fear any financial loss in the event of it being unsuccessful.

    Date Published: October 16, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Personal injury claims

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.