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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

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    Injured in a Car Crash?


    Injured in a Car Crash?

    The law states that if you are injured or fall ill and somebody else was to blame then you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation for the physical, psychological and financial suffering that you have endured. This is an important issue for anyone who has suffered from a serious injury and for this reason this article will attempt to clarify the entire situation by taking one example of an incident which can give rise to a compensation claim and then addressing the more general aspects of claims proceedings.

    Injured in a Car Crash

    The example which we will focus on is that of someone who is injured in a car crash and by doing so we will attempt to demonstrate the kinds of physical, psychological and financial effects that compensation is designed to account for. The physical pain of being injured in a car crash is abundantly clear and it is obvious that in serious cases pretty profound injuries can result from a road traffic accident, but it is the other effects which are less well understood.

    Being injured in a car crash can have significant psychological effects on a victim in that they can become reticent, anxious or even outright scared of going back onto the road after an incident, so this is clearly going to adversely affect their lives. Finally, the financial implications of being injured in a car crash such as medical bills and public transport requirements can mean that compensation is the only way in which a victim can survive financially.

    How Long do you Have to Claim?

    Now that we understand why compensation is important it is time to turn to the practical aspects of the process, starting with how long you have to claim. In the majority of the cases you can begin claims proceedings at any point up to three years after the incident in question but after this time has elapsed you can no longer claim. The only exceptions to this three year rule are claims regarding injuries to minors and claims dealing with industrial diseases such as asbestos poisoning, where there is no time limit imposed.

    Who Can Help you to Claim?

    Another important issue surrounding compensation is that of who you can turn to, to effectively handle your claim. This is an important but fortunately easy decision to make, as you need look no further than Accident Advice Helpline, personal injury compensation specialists with over 13 years’ worth of experience in the field.  Accident Advice Helpline are devoted to the cause of personal injury claimants and can also boast the official endorsement of television personality and consumer champion Esther Rantzen. You can seek their advice, support and guidance 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling either 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.

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    Date Published: 13th October 2013

    Author: David Brown

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