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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 compensation claims

    Accident compensation claims lawyers, Accident Advice Helpline give you 5 helpful tips for when you are involved in an accident that you believe is not your fault


    1. Remain calm

    One of the most important things to remember is to remain calm and not panic. Firstly if you are injured, you could aggravate the injury. Also, if you are calm, you are more likely to handle the situation with care. Being angry and abusive will also not help. You need to think clearly. This is not the time to make accusations and get upset, let the accident compensation claims experts take care of this for you later.

    1. Get the details

    Whether you were in a car accident or accident at work, remember to keep a note of all the details relating to the accident.

    Take the details of the negligent party, any witnesses and the circumstances the accident occurred in. Most people these days have a camera phone, if you have one, take some photographs.

    If the negligent party seems to be aggressive or there is any dispute, do not hesitate in calling the police. The police will make a report and this can later be used by your accident compensation claims solicitor to support your case.

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    1. Seek medical help

    If you are seriously injured, have difficulty breathing or had been unconscious at any stage, then it is imperative an ambulance is called straight away. Even if you feel you are not seriously injured, some injuries such as internal bleeding may not show obvious symptoms. It is important you visit you GP or local accident and emergency department for medical assistance.

    Your accident compensation claims solicitor will also be using the information from your medical records for your claim for personal injuries.

    1. Keep records

    After your accident, keep a record of all expenses relating to your injuries. This can be taxi receipts, receipts for medication and medical treatment and loss of earnings at work. Also, if you had to have some extra help around the house and for childcare duties, keep a record of all invoices and payments.

    All this additional expenditure by you will be taken into account by your accident compensation claims solicitor when considering how much compensation you are entitled to. They will try their best to recover the full costs.

    1. Get professional advice

    An accident compensation claims advice company such as Accident Advice Helpline can give you honest and reliable advice about making a claim. They will check that you have a legitimate claim and give you an estimate of how much you may be entitled to. Accident Advice Helpline has a large team of specialist accident compensation claims solicitors all over the UK who are experts in the field of personal injury law. They have probably already handled a case similar to yours and will know the best way to move forward with you claim and help you win the compensation you deserve.

    Date Published: 27th 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.

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