You may be wondering about the phrase Esther Rantzen claim, but if that is so, you may not have seen the ads made for us at Accident Advice Helpline by our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen. An Esther Rantzen claim is, in our terms, a personal injury compensation claim which you can make if you have been the victim of an accident in which you were injured. The claim is known by some as an Esther Rantzen claim because she has encouraged people to make personal injury claims for accidents they have been involved in which were not their fault.
Esther Rantzen claim
If you think you have good grounds for making a claim, then you will usually have to prove that your accident was caused by the negligence of another person. If you have a work-related illness or an occupational disease you can also make a claim if you were first diagnosed with the complaint within the last three years. You will have to demonstrate that your condition was the result of negligence on the part of your employer.
You can also make personal injury compensation claims for an illness such as food poisoning after eating out or eating contaminated food, or for the bacterial infection MRSA (one of the so-called Superbugs) which you may have picked up whilst in hospital.
Injured on holiday abroad
If you booked a package holiday with a UK travel agent then you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for an accident for which the agent or one of his or her representatives could be held responsible. For example if you had an accident that was not your fault in or in the grounds of the hotel in which you were staying, then you might have grounds to make a claim, if, for example you tripped over broken paving in the hotel grounds, or slipped on a floor that was too highly-polished inside the hotel. However, if you were injured in an accident for which someone else (not the agent or a representative) was to blame you may not be able to claim personal injury compensation for your injury in the UK.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think you have grounds for making a personal injury compensation claim, then you should contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can visit our website initially and take our 30-second test which you will find on our landing page. This will give you an estimate of how much you could receive in compensation for your injury.
After you have taken the 30-second test, you could give us a call for expert legal advice if you wish to proceed with a personal injury compensation claim. We have two helpline numbers for you to ring – 0800 689 0500 from a landline and 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Why not call us now as these lines are always open for your calls?
Date Published: 4th August 2013
Category: Accident Advice Helpline