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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

    How do I make a claim for personal injury?

    If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’ve suffered an unfortunate injury or accident, probably through no fault of your own. Hundreds of thousands of injuries happen every year in the form of road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls, and accidents at work.

    If you’re in pain or unable to work, the last thing you’ll feel like doing is thinking about compensation. Working out the next steps can be a minefield, but Accident Advice Helpline make the process as simple and hassle-free as possible. Follow our advice on “How do I make a claim for personal injury?” and you’ll be back on your feet in no time.

    How do I make a claim for personal injury?

    Firstly, take our 30-second test to see if you’re eligible for compensation. It is easy and straightforward — just fill out the boxes and we’ll do the rest. Alternatively, call our freephone number on 0800 689 0500, which is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week with professional and friendly advisors. Whatever you tell us will be treated in the strictest of confidence and you’re under no obligation to go ahead.

    Then, collect as much information as possible about the accident. These questions will help you to gather the details:

    • What date did the accident happen?
    • Where did the accident happen?
    • Were there any witnesses? Do you have their contact details?
    • What are the details of your injuries?

    It would also be good to see proof of your loss of earnings or any other financial expenses as a result of your injury such as chiropractic appointments or charges for medicines.

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    Finally, we’re always interested to know if any other accidents have occurred in similar circumstances. For example, has anyone else tripped on paving stones in the area? Or perhaps others have had similar accidents at your workplace. It’s fair to say that the more information you have to hand, the stronger your claim.

    You will want to know how much you’ll be entitled to in compensation. The first step is to make contact with us either via the 30-second test or by calling 0800 689 0500.

    Your compensation will be determined by your injury type. For example, if you suffered a sprained ankle slipping in a supermarket, you will be entitled to significantly less than if you were involved in a high-speed motorway accident and have lost the use of your legs. The latter would require far more care – both immediately and in the future.

    We hope this article has answered the question “How do I make a claim for personal injury?” Remember: Accident Advice Helpline work on a no win no fee basis, so if we don’t win, you don’t have to pay us a penny.

    Date Published: 17th May 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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