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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

    Direct accident claims


    What are direct accident claims?

    Direct accident claims are requests for financial compensation made by people who have sustained personal injury or illness through no fault of their own.

    Who can make direct accident claims?

    Anyone who has been hurt – usually during the last three years – as a result of an accident which was not their fault can take direct accident claim proceedings.

    Types of direct accident claims

    Direct accident claims can be made by victims of injuries or illnesses sustained under the following circumstances:

    • An accident at work (which can include claims for repetitive strain injury, industrial deafness and vibration white finger).
    • A trip, slip or fall in a public place (for example on an uneven pavement or a slippery surface which has not been clearly identified).
    • A road traffic accident (you can claim for compensation if you have been injured as the driver or passenger of a vehicle, pedestrian or a cyclist).

    What are the advantages of making direct accident claims?

    An injury or illness sustained as the result of an accident can have far-reaching consequences which can put emotional and financial pressure on your life. Medical treatments for physical or psychological injuries may require you having to take time off work which could therefore result in loss of earnings for your household. The opportunity to take some steps to alleviate some of the financial burden which may follow an accident is the main advantage of making a direct accident claim.

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    How can Accident Advice Helpline help with direct accident claims?

    Regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and promoted by consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, we at Accident Advice Helpline have been working since 2002 to bring compensation to thousands of victims who have been injured through no fault of their own.

    We can guide you through the complete direct accident claim process and support you from start to finish. Our Accident Advice Helpline is free to call on 0800 689 0500 and we make sure that there is someone who will be able to help you with your claim no matter when you call. Our team of friendly advisors will find you the best solicitor to deal with your particular claim, who will ensure that you are paid the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled. All our solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you can relax in the knowledge that you will not have to pay anything up front in order to benefit from our expert legal advice.

    How do I know whether or not I should make a direct accident claim?

    Try out our 30-second compensation calculator to find out whether or not you may be entitled to make a direct accident claim and, if so, how much you may receive.

    Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.

    Date Published: 22nd January 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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