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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

    Volunteer accident claim


    The good news is that it has never been easier to make a volunteer accident claim thanks to Accident Advice Helpline. It is never easy for any worker when they have been injured during the course of their job and for a volunteer it can be very difficult. After all, you were just trying to help out. When it comes to making a claim though, a volunteer has the same rights as any other worker and is covered by the same liability regulations.

    What is personal injury compensation?

    If you are injured at a workplace or on the premises of any organisation then the responsibility for your health and safety rests with the management. They need to have in place liability insurance that will pay out in the event of an accident. There is no reason for anyone to lose out financially just because they have been injured and this is why these regulations and the compensation system exist.

    The amount of compensation that you may get will depend upon a number of factors. A person who has suffered a life-changing injury is likely to get more compensation than somebody who was able to return to the same job after a month or two. If you make Accident Advice Helpline aware of your personal circumstances then it can be taken into consideration when any compensation is calculated.

    What should I do?

    Making a volunteer accident claim is easy. Accident Advice Helpline has a 24-hour free helpline so it will cost you nothing to contact us. Our advisers will take all the details of your accident and explain if you are able to make a claim. Then your claim will be in the hands of our specialist personal injury solicitors. At every stage of the process we will keep you informed and you do not need to worry about anything. We will not ask you to deal with the other party at any time and we try to deal with your claim as soon as possible.

    The sooner you can get your claim started the better. Even as a volunteer you could be left out of pocket because of the accident and we want to minimise the financial problems that you experience as a result of the accident. You may have to pay out for private physiotherapy or counselling if you cannot get these services on the NHS, but as the accident was not your fault, why should you foot the bill?

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    Another attraction of Accident Advice Helpline is the no win, no fee system. You should not have to pay upfront to get the justice that you deserve and it is important to make others face up to their responsibilities. Making a claim for compensation might make those responsible think twice before putting somebody else in that situation and ensure that their health and safety procedures are tightened up. If you believe that you are in this situation then just pick up the phone and find out if we can help you – help is only a few minutes away!

    Date Published: October 30, 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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.