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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

    Accident and injury claim process


    The time following an accident or personal injury can be confusing and difficult, as you come to terms with the circumstances that led to your accident as well as any physical problems you have had to contend with. If you have had to take time off work or rely on friends and family for help and care, this can add to the stress of your situation.

    Some accidents can leave you feeling very shaken and nervous; this is commonly the case for those who have been through a road traffic accident, for example.

    The accident and injury claim process is something that need not add to the difficulties you have been facing. Law firms such as Accident Advice Helpline make sure that the accident and injury claim process is as straightforward and fuss-free as possible for you as the claimant. We can offer you peace of mind that your case is being handled in an open and honest way.

    How does the accident and injury claim process work?

    The first step in the accident and injury claim process is determining if you are actually eligible to make a claim. This usually depends on the following three factors:

    • Did the accident occur through no fault of your own?
    • Was your personal injury incurred within the past three years?
    • Did you require medical attention?

    There are online tools to help with this, such as the Accident Advice Helpline 30-second calculator. Our tool will tell you within half a minute whether or not you are eligible to make a claim, as well as calculating your estimated compensation amount based on the average amount received by others.

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    What is the next step?

    Next you can talk to a trained adviser. By filling out Accident Advice Helpline’s short claim form, your details will be given to one of our professional and friendly advisers who will be in touch to progress your claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline has a large team of specialist solicitors who work on a no-win, no-fee basis to bring you expert representation for your claim. By using in-house lawyers, it allows us to offer the lawyers who have experience in your specific personal injury type. This means you have the maximum chance of receiving the compensation amount you deserve, depending on your circumstance.

    As the claimant, you will usually be able to progress your claim entirely via the telephone and typically will not need to attend court, although you may be required to attend one medical assessment.

    Accident Advice Helpline is endorsed by renowned UK consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, offering you peace of mind that your compensation claim is being handled by experts acting honestly and openly. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.

    Date Published: 22nd January 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 with licence number 591058 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.