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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

    Wrongful Imprisonment Injury Advice


    If you have sustained an injury while being subject to unlawful imprisonment then you could have grounds to pursue a claim for compensation. Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline specialises in giving people the help and wrongful imprisonment injury advice they need to make a claim after suffering this type of trauma.

    Stressful experience

    If you have been the victim of wrongful imprisonment then you will know all too well that the trauma and suffering do not end when you are released. In fact it can continue for weeks, months or even years afterwards. They can have a devastating effect upon people’s trust of authority and can make them fearful of leaving their house, or doing anything that might cause them to have to suffer the same experience again.

    The damage that a person can suffer as the result of wrongful imprisonment is often psychological as well as physical. It is therefore important that you get the right medical help to ensure that you are not left with permanent physical or mental scars as the result of your experience.

    Responsibility of the authorities

    Sending an individual to prison is a decision that should never be taken lightly as it can be harmful to their professional life, as well as their personal life. Imprisonment can lead to people losing their job, even though they are later shown to be innocent. The damage has already been done and it is impossible for them to simply carry on as they had before. Your life cannot be the same after being wrongfully imprisoned, however, we make it our job to help get you back on your feet and into normality.

    Our expert solicitors are able to help guide you through the potential that you have to make a claim, as well as what you need to do in order to give your claim the best possible chance of being successful. We have already helped thousands of people to make successful claims for compensation, which has enabled them to start out on the road back to a normal life.

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    Compensation

    The compensation you receive can be claimed for a variety of different reasons: loss of earnings as the result of wrongful imprisonment, the legal costs which you have been left with even after you have been released and the other fees and costs that can come with this set of circumstances.

    If you unsure about whether or not it would be worthwhile making a claim, take 30 seconds now and use our free online claims calculator to get an estimate of how much you could be entitled to.

    If you would like more wrongful imprisonment injury advice, call us for free on our 24-hour helpline and speak to one of our advisers who will be able to tell you more about the claims process and help you with moving onto the next stage of making a claim. Think carefully about the circumstances of your imprisonment and the exact effects that it has had upon you daily life. The more detail you can give us now, the better the advice we can give you. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 0500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.

    Date Published: October 18, 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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