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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

    General damages in personal injury cases

    What are general damages in personal injury cases?

    For general damages in personal injury claims you need to understand why you can claim, what you can claim for and how you claim.

    Why you can claim for general damages in personal injury cases?

    If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s fault, whether accidental, negligent or on purpose, you may be entitled to general damages in personal injury cases.

    The fault could be:

    • The other driver in a road traffic accident
    • The driver of a car you are a passenger in
    • A pothole or bad road surface
    • An HGV trying to overtake when you are on your bicycle
    • Health and safety issues at your workplace
    • A violent crime
    • Sexual or domestic abuse
    • The hospital for getting the treatment wrong
    • The dentist for taking out the wrong teeth
    • The local takeaway who fed you contaminated food
    • The pavement that is uneven
    • The chemicals you were exposed to for many years causing you to be ill

    The list is endless, but basically if you are blameless, you may well be entitled to make a general damages in personal injury cases claim.

    At Accident Advice helpline we have dealt with all types of claims imaginable and dealt with all types of injuries resulting from them

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    Since we were established in 2000, we have helped many thousands of claimants get the personal injury compensation they were due.

    Here at Accident Advice Helpline the founders instilled four key principles that they are very strict about everyone adhering to, their ideals are:

    • Integrity,
    • Reliability
    • Dependability
    • Accountability

    These four ideals are part of the mainstay of our company, part of the reason we have such a good reputation.

    We require no money to start your personal injury compensation claim and we also operate on a No Win No Fee basis, so we receive no money until your claim has been won.  We operate this agreement because in 1998 the government abolished legal aid for personal injury claims, which meant a lot of people couldn’t pursue the compensation they were entitled to. Even today, less than half all accident victims claim compensation.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline and we will ensure you don’t miss out on your compensation.

    You can call our freephone number 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of our friendly and professional advisors, or you can complete the 30-second test on our website.  This is meant to give you a rough idea of the amount of compensation you may be awarded.

    Date Published: 5th August 2013

    Author: matthew

    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.