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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

    Acute injury

    Acute injury

    Acute injury

    There are different ways of describing an injury. For those of us that are not used to medical and legal words it can all be quite confusing. It can make an already difficult situation more stressful and worrying. The following advises on acute injuries and how to make a claim for compensation for an acute injury that was not your fault.

    Sudden onset injury

    Acute injuries are injuries that have a sudden onset; that means that they come on quickly. They are usually caused by a trauma of some kind i.e. an accident. If your acute injury happened in an accident that was not your fault then you may be able to claim compensation. You can find out by ringing Accident Advice Helpline and using our unique 30-second test. It collects details of your accident and injury and gives you an idea of whether your claim would be successful. We have a team of highly trained professional advisors to help you.  You can also do this online if you would prefer. Accident Advice Helpline is the law firm that is endorsed by the consumer champion and TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen.

    Examples of acute injury

    Acute injuries include:

    • Broken foot
    • Broken ankle
    • Broken back
    • Burns
    • Whiplash
    • Sprained wrist
    • Concussion
    • Cracked skull

    Acute injury and accidents

    You can ring Accident Advice Helpline whenever you want to on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. You can call about all types of accidents including:

    • Car crashes
    • Pedestrian accidents
    • Bike accidents
    • Train crashes
    • Bus crashes
    • Boat accidents
    • Slips, trips and falls
    • Accidents at work

    Acute injury and compensation

    It is not possible to guarantee exactly how much money you will get because every claim is different. However, it is likely that your claim will not end up in court and that it will be dealt with over the phone. Some claims take a long time to sort out whereas others are quicker. You will not have to worry about paying up front legal costs. Accident Advice Helpline use a system called no-win, no-fee which means that you do not pay anything up front.

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    Acute injury and making a claim

    You will be allocated a personal injury lawyer who is an expert in your particular type of case. Accident Advice Helpline has an inhouse team of expert personal injury lawyers. They will guide you through the process. You may have to supply some information to us like:

    • Details of the accident
    • How the accident happened
    • Details of your injury
    • Details of your medical treatment
    • Details of any on-going health problems
    • Details of psychological symptoms
    • Details of any wages lost
    • Details of any extra childcare paid for
    • Details of any help at home purchased.

    Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile

    Date Published: 7th February 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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