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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 much evidence is needed to claim compensation?

    Are you wondering how much evidence is needed to claim compensation?

    We all know that suffering a personal injury from an accident can be a very disrupting experience. Not only might you be in pain and discomfort from your injuries, but there are other factors to consider, such as having to stay in hospital whilst you receive treatment.

    In some cases, this might also mean having to take time off work whilst you recover and even unfortunately, losing income. This may be particularly true if you are self-employed.

    It might also have a knock-on effect on your partner or family, who might have to look after you during your convalescence. If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault and suffered a personal injury, then you might think about claiming compensation.

    But what about evidence to support your claim? How much evidence is needed to claim compensation?

    Claiming criteria

    Providing the accident was the fault of another person or organisation and it has taken place within the last three years, then you could qualify for compensation. Of course, you need to ensure that you have had your injuries confirmed by a doctor or other medical specialist.

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    Without medical evidence to support your claim, you won’t have a strong case.

    If you have witnesses to support your version of events, this will strengthen your case. If the emergency services attended your accident, they will be able to provide a record of what happened.

    If you have photographs or there were cctv cameras at the scene of your accident, this will be helpful.

    If you want to claim for your expenses and loss of earnings, then you should keep a record of these and receipts will need to be provided in most cases.

    If you match these criteria, then you should contact Accident Advice Helpline today to make a start on launching your compensation claim.

    We employ the best solicitors

    With over 16 years of experience in dealing with personal injury compensation claims, we can fight your claim for compensation on your behalf. You will discover that at Accident Advice Helpline, we employ only the best and most experienced solicitors in the UK. We work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, so you will never need to pay us any cash up-front.

    Let’s make a start with your claim today

    If you are asking how much evidence is needed to claim compensation, then pick up the phone today and speak directly with one of our team of friendly advisers.

    Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. You can ask an adviser, ‘How much evidence is needed to claim compensation?’ and find out more about the legal process. Our initial advice is free.

    Date Published: 27th October 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.