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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

    Compensation rules

    Are you considering beginning a personal injury claim against an individual or organisation? Have you looked up compensation rules on the web? If you think you might have a personal injury claim, it is only natural to wonder what the compensation rules are. If you are aware of the compensation rules, you will have a clearer idea as to whether or not you actually have a claim.

    You will need proof

    If you are going to stand a decent chance of winning a personal injury compensation claim, you’ll need strong evidence to support it. Your solicitor will have to be able to prove the following:

    • There is an individual or establishment that you can begin a claim against
    • The person or organisation was lawfully obligated to avoid injuring you, and could have taken reasonable actions to stop it from happening
    • The injury suffered was a direct and inevitable result of the failure to take reasonable steps to avoid injuring you

    Your accident solicitor’s first step is to discover who is accountable for your accident, and the reasons why they are to blame. They might need to gather evidence including statements from witnesses and other official reports and documents. Thus, it is important to hire a good solicitor.

    Evidence of your injuries

    One of the documents your solicitor will need to support your claim is the written findings of a medical examination. It is important to get a thorough medical examination right away if you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence. Your solicitor may ask you to undergo a second medical examination to determine the scope and severity of your injury or injuries.

    Time sensitive

    Another of the compensation rules concerns time. In most cases, personal injury compensation claims become invalid after three years. It is impossible to predict how long your case will take to process, as all claims vary. For that reason, it is important to act quickly if you think you have a claim.

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    Common types of claim

    Generally, personal injury compensation providers tend to focus on specific types of claim. These include:

    • Road traffic accidents
    • Slips, falls and trips
    • Workplace accidents
    • Medical Negligence

    Ask Accident Advice Helpline about compensation rules

    Although it isn’t one of the compensation rules, it is wise to choose a law firm you can trust to help you process your claim. To up the odds of winning your claim, choose a reputable and accomplished compensation specialist that helps people all over the UK.

    A good example of an excellent personal injury law firm is Accident Advice Helpline. To find out more about us and your claim, contact one of our advisors on 0800 689 0500 (landline), or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: 31st August 2013

    Author: Claire Billips

    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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