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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 claim in Guildford


    The number of people considering making an accident claim in Guildford is on the rise, which has prompted many people to believe it has become too easy to make a claim. However the reverse is the case. Indeed, as recent research has shown many people are missing out on the opportunity to claim the compensation to which they are entitled.

    Making an accident claim in Guildford

    The last ten or twenty years have seen significant changes in the way we make and pay for claims in this country. Back in the old days people had the benefit of legal aid to fall back on which paid their bills if they were unable to afford them. However this was complicated and didn’t always work very well, so towards the end of the 90s it was done away with. Instead clients were responsible for their own bills, but in return the government introduced the idea of the Conditional Fee arrangement which is also called no win, no fee*’. Law firms could take on a case, and if they didn’t win then they wouldn’t pay. In effect they took on all the risk of a claim, but in return they were allowed to push up their fees a little higher which meant that they were effectively using the fees from successful cases to pay for those which did not go so well.

    Things change

    However, this option still meant that people were losing out. For example, if you made an accident claim in Guildford, you would have to pay the fees if you won which, since compensation is calculated by looking at how much an accident has cost you, means that you are in effect being under compensated. Understandably, this is something that many people might react against and so the government changed the rules to allow law firms to claim success fees from the other side if they won their case.

    Now people claimed it was becoming too easy to claim and that people would launch a case for marginal claims. As such the rules have been changed back in recent years which means you will be paying success fees to your lawyer if you win your case. As such it’s never been more important to make sure that you not only get a good service, but pay for it in the right way and that is where we come in.

    What we offer

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ll provide an easy and straightforward service for anyone who is considering making an accident claim in Guildford or indeed anywhere else, and we will also offer the benefit of no win no fee* as standard. This means that if we lose our case you won’t have to pay a penny.

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    So if you’re looking for help making an accident claim in Guildford, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.

    Date Published: 16th September 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.