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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 Lawyer in Northampton

    Accident Lawyer in Northampton

    An Accident Lawyer in Northampton can help you if you need to make a claim for compensation following an accident. However, just because you have been involved in an accident does not mean that you have the automatic right to make a claim. There are some criteria that need to be met first and it is important that you go through these with your Accident Lawyer in Northampton to make sure you can make a claim.


    One of the first things that needs to be established is that the accident in question has led you to suffer some form of injury.

    In order to be entitled to financial compensation there must be something which requires compensating. For example, one of the main parts of the compensation award you could receive is calculated based on the nature of your injuries and the pain and suffering you are likely to have endured.

    Your Accident Lawyer in Northampton will then be able to take into account any payments you have had to make to cover the cost of medical treatment – perhaps travel to hospital appointments as well as the payment of private therapy or prescriptions.

    Your lawyer will also look at whether you have had to take time off from work. This could be due to the injuries themselves and your inability to work, or simply as a result of missing time due to appointments you have had to keep.

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    Without any of these factors occurring then there is nothing to compensate for and you will not be able to make a claim.


    Another thing that your Accident Lawyer in Northampton will need to take into account is whether or not the accident was your fault.

    In an ideal world the accident should be the fault of someone else; however, if you are partly responsible in any way you can still make a claim but your compensation will be reduced.

    If you are to blame for your accident and the resulting injuries then it is logical that you cannot make a claim as you cannot claim against yourself.


    Your lawyer will need to take into account when your accident occurred. For the vast majority of claims these need to be initiated within three years of the date of the accident. However, your lawyer will be able to provide you with specific advice on your individual circumstances.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline today

    It is important that you seek advice as quickly as possible if you are thinking of making a claim. So please contact us today at Accident Advice Helpline. Call us on:

    • 0800 069 0500 (from a landline)
    • 0333 500 0993 (from a mobile)


    Date Published: 24th November 2014

    Author: David Brown

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