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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."

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    How to get compensation in Manchester


    Here is our quick guide on how to get compensation in Manchester. Accidents happen. They happen anywhere, any time, to any one of us. But some types of accidents tend to cluster in large cities like Manchester, and there are good reasons for this.

    Why do accidents happen in Manchester?

    The type of accident that has increased most in Manchester in the last ten years are low speed road traffic accidents. In other words, Manchester is suffering from more car bumps, crunches and smashes than ever before. Why? Because there are more people and more traffic congestion in Manchester than ever before.

    Low speed collisions are the main cause of one of the most contentious injuries and therefore the most frequent compensation claims — whiplash. Whiplash is caused when your vehicle is hit, often unexpectedly, at low speed. In a high speed crash your car is designed to absorb the impact for you, crumpling to take the pressure, but in a low speed collision your car shunts, leaving your body to absorb the impact of the crash. Your torso is safely restrained, but your head is thrown forwards and backwards at very high speed, causing sometimes lifelong injuries to your neck, head and spine. Compensation can help you to adjust to these injuries.

    Wondering how to get compensation in Manchester?

    Are you wondering if claiming compensation in Manchester is different to claiming compensation anywhere else in the UK? Well, the answer is yes and no. Many accident support companies will tell you that they can offer you the legal support you need using a London or Birmingham solicitor, and they can manage to offer you a level of support. But if you are looking at how to get compensation in Manchester, you really want to look at how to get the support you need from a Manchester specialist solicitor.

    Claiming compensation is a legal process. The majority of compensation claims are settled out of court. This means that your solicitor can resolve your claim without you ever having to meet the other party, go to court or speak to anyone outside of your own support team. However, some cases are not resolved before they go to court, so a judge will decide on the level of compensation to award. A local solicitor can make all the difference to the way you are supported if your case goes to court. A London solicitor will not offer you very much comfort in a Manchester court.

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    So what support can Accident Advice Helpline offer?

    We can match you with the best solicitor for your needs in your local area. We also make sure we are here for you 24 hours a day with our free helpline and our professional advice team. Our aim is to make your claim effortless, so we guide you through every step, completing your paperwork on your behalf and coordinating all appointments for you. Best of all, we do everything for you on a no win no fee* basis. That means no outlay, no risk and no stress for you.

    Getting in touch

    To find out how to get compensation in Manchester, get in touch with us using any of the following ways:

    • Try our unique 30-second test to get an instant estimate of the level of compensation you might receive;
    • Complete our easy online claim form — a few short questions will enable our advisers to register your claim and get you started; or
    • Call our freephone helpline. Our friendly advisers are here on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, to answer your questions on a no-obligation basis.

    Date Published: 4th November 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. Authorised 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.