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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."

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    Injured at Home in the UK


    Injured at Home in the UK

    If you have been injured at home in the UK, the law states that you are able to seek compensation if your injury was somebody else’s fault. This is something that not many people realise, as they believe that if you are injured at home in the UK you cannot claim, and that they can only claim for injuries at work or in public places.

    The fact is that there are fewer occasions where someone injured at home in the UK can clearly claim that somebody else was at fault, but there are some examples of this. For example, one incidence would be if you were injured by a faulty or dangerous product, and in this case the manufacturer and/or retailer would be to blame for your injury.

    So, now that you know that if you are injured at home in the UK you can still be entitled to compensation, this article will deal with important questions to do with the compensation claims process, such as when and why can you claim, how long you have to claim, who can help you to claim and how you can contact them.

    When and Why Can You Claim?

    As mentioned above, the law states that if you are injured or fall ill and somebody else was demonstrably to blame, it is then that you are entitled to claim compensation, but why is this compensation available? Partly, the compensation process serves to hold people and organisations to account if they cause injury to others, but in the most part compensation is aimed to provide recompense to victims for the physical, emotional and financial pain that they have gone through.

    How Long Do You Have to Claim?

    In the majority of personal injury compensation cases there is a period of three years after an incident in which you can begin claims proceedings, and after this time has passed you can no longer decide to claim. There are two types of claim which are not subject to this rule however, and these are claims which relate to injuries to minors, and claims regarding industrial diseases such as asbestos poisoning, where there are different limits applied.

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    Who Can Help You to Claim?

    If you want to be represented by the very best in the business, then you need to trust your claim to Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 15 years’ worth of experience and apply all of this to each and every new case that we take on in order to be able to handle them more professionally and successfully than any other organisation.

    How Can You Contact Us?

    You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling either 0800 180 4123 from a landline or 033 500 0992 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 12th 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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