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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

    Do you have to be fully recovered to get compensation?


    The short answer to the question, ‘Do you have to be fully recovered to get compensation?’ is no. Think about this scenario by way of explanation. A man who lives in Wales was awarded a multi-million compensation package in June 2013 after a catastrophic injury in 2009. He is confined to a wheelchair, and will need twenty-four hour care for the rest of his life. Clearly he has not recovered from his injuries.

    Do you have to be fully recovered to get compensation?

    Let’s take another scenario: You had an accident which was not your fault and could prove negligence on the part of another person. You have to file a compensation claim within three years of your accident. You may not have been capable of filing a claim before you were well enough, which is why the three-year period in which to make a claim gives you some grace. If you were in a coma for eighteen months, then you would not have been capable of filing a claim.

    How to make a claim for personal injury compensation

    If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, or been diagnosed with a work-related illness, you have a possible compensation claim. You need an accident solicitor to help you win the case, and you need to find one who specialises in winning the type of claim you have. You don’t need a medical negligence specialist to work on your behalf if you have had an accident at work, for example.

    How do I find an accident solicitor?

    You can contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice. We are a law firm with more than fifteen years’ experience, helping people make successful personal injury compensation claims. ‘Do you have to be fully recovered to get compensation?’ is a question we have been asked many times and we have always given the same answer – ‘no’.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    We work with a team of expert solicitors and they are all specialists in the area of personal injury compensation claims. You can visit our website by typing ‘Accident Advice Helpline’ into your search box and on our home page you will find the 30-second test. This gives you a rough estimate of how much compensation you might receive.

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    You will no doubt also notice that our patron is Dame Esther Rantzen, which we believe says a lot about our services. Dame Esther was one of the first people to broadcast programmes on TV about our consumer rights.

    Ask Accident Advice Helpline, ‘Do you have to be fully recovered to get compensation?’

    After you have taken the 30-second test, you might want to ring us on one of our free helpline numbers. These are, 800 689 0500 from landlines and 0333 500 0993 from mobile phones. Our initial advice is free, and there is no obligation to move forward with a claim.

    Date Published: 14th July 2013

    Author: leva20

    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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