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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."

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    Average compensation for road traffic accidents


    Average compensation for road traffic accidents

    There are over 250,000 reported casualties on UK roads every single year, making road traffic accidents still one of the highest causes of injuries today. If you are in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault then you may be feeling emotionally and physically drained. Accident Advice Helpline understand that although many of those injured are entitled to compensation, not everyone has the time or the energy to claim themselves. We’ve put together a quick FAQ about road traffic accident claims, including information about average compensation for road traffic accidents.

    How do I make a claim for compensation?

    The first step is to use our 30-second test, or compensation calculator, to find out whether you are entitled to claim. We use figures based on average compensation for road traffic accidents to give you a rough idea of the amount you could claim for your injury. The questions you need to answer include whether the accident or injury happened in the last 3 years and whether it was through no fault of your own. As soon as you have filled in this form Accident Advice Helpline can then arrange for one of our professionally trained advisers to call you back.

    What are the average compensation figures for road traffic accidents?

    Depending on your injury, the average compensation for road traffic accidents can be anywhere from a few hundred pounds up to thousands of pounds. Remember, you are entitled to this money if the accident was not your fault so ensure you make a claim as soon as you can. You may be surprised to find out how much your claim is actually worth! The most common road traffic injuries include:

    • Whiplash
    • Breaks or fractures
    • Back injuries
    • Head and neck injuries
    • Injuries from broken glass

    There are many other injuries which can be caused by road traffic accidents and something more serious will have a higher payout.

    Do I have to pay to start a claim for compensation?

    No! Our no-win, no-fee* policy means there are no up-front fees and if the claim is unsuccessful then you don’t owe us a penny in solicitor fees.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.