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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 to claim compensation in Stroud


    This short guide should give some useful information about how to claim compensation in Stroud if you have been injured through no fault of your own.

    What is personal injury compensation?

    This may seem self-explanatory, but personal injury compensation is a sum of money paid out to a claimant who has been injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault. There are a few useful facts you may like to know about personal injury compensation:

    • Personal injury compensation is non taxable;
    • Most personal injury claims are settled out of court; and
    • Personal injury claims also take into account financial losses and costs caused by your Stroud accident (see below for more details).

    You can claim personal injury compensation for any accident, regardless of where that accident happened, providing that the accident wasn’t your fault. You have three years from the date of your accident in which to file your claim.

    You can claim for any injury or illness caused by your ordeal. This injury or illness can be physical or psychological.

    To confirm whether or not you qualify for compensation, please call our helpline or enter your details into the compensation calculator online.

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    How to claim compensation in Stroud

    You can claim back any money you spent or lost as a result of your accident, such as:

    • Lost earnings;
    • Travel expenses;
    • The cost of private medical treatment or care;
    • Childminding fees;
    • Money spent replacing perusal items or clothing damaged in your accident; and
    • Money spent on holidays or event tickets that you were unable to attend because of your injury.

    Whatever the costs of your accident, keep a record of these and retain any receipts or bank statements as proof.

    Claiming your compensation with Accident Advice Helpline

    To get your compensation, you will need to file a claim with a lawyer. We would recommend using an injury lawyer. Again, this may sound obvious, but quite often people don’t even think about whether their lawyer is best qualified for the task at hand.

    Lawyers all have their areas of expertise; to maximise the chances of your claim being successful, you need to employ a lawyer who works in personal injury law.

    Using an injury lawyer who also works under a no win no fee contract will minimise the risk in claiming. However clear-cut your case may be, there is always a risk that you could lose; engaging the services of a lawyer who charges ongoing and upfront fees could mean that you are presented with a bill for thousands, even if your claim is unsuccessful. Under a no win no fee contract, you won’t have to pay a penny if your claim is unsuccessful.

    For more information, call Accident Advice Helpline from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if calling from a mobile.

    Date Published: 8th July 2014

    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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