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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

    Financial compensation limit

    Common questions from people who are considering claiming for compensation because of an accident that wasn’t their fault are whether there is a financial compensation limit or a time limit for making a claim.

    What’s the financial compensation limit?

    The fact of the matter is that compensation in the event of an accident that wasn’t your fault exists as a way for you to be able to cover the costs that can ensue from your injury. These costs can include anything from the cost of prescriptions, petrol costs for repeated trips to hospitals or physiotherapists, to any loss of earnings you may suffer due to not being able to work for an extended period of time.

    As such, in each case the financial compensation limit varies according to the amount which will cover these costs. Therefore, if you are pursuing a compensation claim, it is crucial to keep receipts and records of all of your costs as documentary evidence of how much your injury has cost you financially.

    What about a time limit?

    In most cases, you must claim for compensation within three years of an accident or incident in order for your claim to be valid. This is not the case, however, if the claim involves a minor, or if it is a claim regarding industrial diseases, such as asbestos poisoning, which can develop over many years.

    How much could I be owed?

    A great way to get an estimate of how much compensation you may be owed is by using Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test. This innovative compensation calculator couldn’t be easier to use. It just asks you to answer a few basic questions and it will let you know if you have a case, and estimate the kind of compensation you could receive.

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    Who to talk to

    Once you have taken the 30-second test, you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (landline), or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.

    Our friendly and professional staff will be able to advise on every possible query, from the financial compensation limit to how to progress your claim. This excellent customer service is a result of Accident Advice Helpline’s 15 years’ experience. It is one of a number of reasons why we are endorsed by consumer campaigner Dame Esther Rantzen.

    What we do

    When you trust your claim to Accident Advice Helpline, we use our team of expert solicitors to fight on your behalf and gain all of the compensation you deserve. We do all of this on a no-win, no-fee basis. What’s more, in the large majority of cases you will not have to set foot in a courtroom, as we will deal with all of this for you.

    Date Published: 29th July 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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.