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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

    A Compensation Claim

    Making a compensation claim can seem like a daunting task, especially if you are still recovering from an injury. Accident Advice Helpline was set up to help accident victims to get the justice they deserve, following an accident that was not their fault, so if you are thinking of claiming compensation you are probably wondering how the process works.

    Taking legal action is a big decision and if you are not feeling well due to your injuries, it may not be something you are considering. We have put together the steps needed to make a compensation claim so that you can give it more thought without having to actually speak to anyone. Have a read through these steps, and if you need more information just give our helpline a call.

    Step by step to making a compensation claim

    Step 1

    On our website you will find a compensation calculator, also known as the 30-second test. Just answer a few simple questions about your accident and subsequent injuries, and you will find out whether you are eligible to claim compensation. The calculator uses historic data to estimate how much compensation you might receive if you win your case, and this alone may encourage you to make a compensation claim.

    Step 2

    If you want to find out more, call our 24-hour helpline and let our advisors guide you carefully through what is required and what you are likely to expect. No pressure will be put on you to continue with a claim, as we understand that you will probably need more time to make a decision.

    Step 3

    If you decide to proceed with a compensation claim, we will put you in touch with the best personal injury lawyer from our team of specialist solicitors. They will deal with your case, represent you in court, and because they work on a no win no fee basis, all the financial risk is theirs, not yours.

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    Step 4

    Your solicitor may deal with your case over the phone, which means that there will be no need to travel to their office. You probably will not need to go to court but you may have to attend one medical check. You can claim the travel expenses back by adding them to the final claim total if you keep all the receipts.

    Step 5

    A compensation claim can take some time to process, but the time taken depends on the complexity of the case. All you need to do now is sit back and let your solicitor deal with your case, and we will keep you updated on its progress throughout.

    We try to make the whole process of making a compensation claim as stress-free as possible, as we understand that you have experienced  more than enough trauma already.

    Date Published: 19th September 2012

    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 with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

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