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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 win an accidental injury claim

    Accidental injuries can happen at work; while shopping or being engaged in leisure activities; in hospitals and even in your own home. If these injuries by accident occurred through no fault on your part, you can make an accidental injury claim.

    Accidents at work

    Employers are duty bound to protect your health and safety. If they fail to do this by not providing you with adequate training or necessary safety equipment to perform your work safely, you can make an accidental injury claim.

    Road traffic accidents

    In a similar way, you can claim for compensation against other road users causing accidents in which you suffered injuries as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist.

    Slips, falls, and trips in public places

    If you trip over boxes, packaging materials or other items left on shop floors; slip on squashed fruit, wet flooring or ice; or fall after tripping over potholes or otherwise poorly maintained pavements or car park surfaces, you are legally entitled to claim injury compensation.

    Injuries by faulty products

    If you are electrocuted, burned, cut, bruised or otherwise injured by faulty products at home or anywhere else, for that matter, you can make an accidental injury claim for faulty product compensation. Naturally, you can also claim for injuries by medical negligence.

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    Accidental injury claim

    What all of these potential claims have in common is that you need to:

    • Report accidents to responsible authorities (shop owners, councils, police) immediately
    • Gather as much information as you can about the incident.
    • Seek immediate medical attention

    Gathering information includes taking notes of:

    • Date, time and place of the accident
    • Description of what happened/how it happened
    • Names/contact details of others involved and witnesses
    • Insurance details/vehicle registrations (in case of motoring accidents)
    • Injuries sustained

    No win, no fee injury claims

    Having gathered all necessary information, you can call Accident Advice Helpline to assess whether a claim for accidental injury is likely to succeed. Initial advice provided by this law firm’s advisers is free, confidential and available 24/7.

    On determining that you indeed qualify to make a claim for personal injury compensation, you will be provided with a legal partner specialising in your type of accidental injury. This will ensure that your claim, which will be taken on under a conditional fee agreement, will be conducted by a specialist with years of experience in such matters.

    Conditional fee agreements, by the way, mean your solicitor will work for you on a guaranteed no win, no fee understanding. In other words, you will not have to worry about this at any point during the process of claiming for compensation.

    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.

    Date Published: November 4, 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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