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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 get personal injury compensation

    Compensation is a legal term that really means money to make up for something that you have suffered. For the compensation system to work there must be a victim or claimant. This is the person who has been injured in an accident or incident that was not their fault. Then there must be someone who can be shown to have been at fault. That is the person who has to pay the compensation.

    In practice, most people have an insurance policy that pays the compensation. Most car accident claims are paid from a car insurance policy. Most employee claims are paid from an Employers Liability insurance and many slips and trips are paid for by a Public Liability Insurance Policy. This can all be very confusing! If you have just been hurt in an accident that was not your fault you may be left wondering how to get personal injury compensation.

    How to get personal injury compensation after a car accident

    It is a good idea to start by contacting a specialist law firm like Accident Advice Helpline, which is endorsed by TV personality and consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen. Their lines are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week so you can call anytime you want. They have great experience in dealing with accident claims. Most cases are dealt with over the telephone and it is not very likely that you will have to appear in court. There will probably be one medical assessment appointment to attend.

    How to get personal injury compensation for a fall

    Accident Advice Helpline has a unique 30 second test that will record the details of your fall including where it happened and the injuries that it caused. The friendly, highly trained advisors will talk you through it and then give you an idea of whether your claim could be successful. You then choose whether to go ahead with the claim or not.

    How to get personal injury compensation after an accident at work

    You probably want a personal injury lawyer with great expertise and experience in handling claims from employees for accidents at work. Accident Advice Helpline has access to specialist lawyers so you can trust that you are in expert hands.

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    How to get personal injury compensation for a criminal assault

    Claiming for a criminal assault is slightly different because you are claiming from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority rather than from an individual. There are many rules, regulations and tariffs that control the payments that are made by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority to ensure that it is fair to everyone. The more serious injuries generally get more compensation than those that are more mild.

    Accident Advice Helpline can guide you through the process step by step. They work on a no win no fee basis so you do not have to worry about expensive upfront legal costs. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 7th February 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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