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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

    Injury claim essentials


    Personal injury

    Before submitting an injury claim, it makes sense to consider the whole subject of personal injury. It may be that you’ve suffered an injury in the past and been totally unaware that an injury claim could have been made. One problem is that many people have a blinkered view when it comes to personal injury. If they haven’t suffered physical trauma or been submitted to unbearable pain, they don’t see a reason to make an injury claim. This view means psychological injury is often overlooked.

    While it has long been recognised that a certain amount of stress in the workplace can be an aid to productivity, an excess can lead to psychological illness. Any illness, mental or physical, that is thought to be caused by working conditions, may lead to needing to know injury claim essentials:

    • Physical injury, disease or illness
    • Psychological injury or illness
    • Injury in the workplace
    • Work-related illness

    Health and Safety

    You can take comfort from the fact that industrial or work-related accidents, a possible cause of personal injury, have declined since the Health and Safety at Work Act was introduced in 1974. Non-fatal injuries have fallen by a massive 77% which has to be welcome news. Although this now makes injury at work less likely, there are still those unlucky enough to fall victim to misfortune.

    The fact remains then, that the workplace accident is still a major source of an injury claim. Despite the good news regarding physical injury, an upward trend in cases of stress has been reported since the 1990s. Presumably, this could lead to an increase in the type of injury claim essentials related to psychological injury or illness:

    • Injury from a road traffic accident
    • Injury caused by medical negligence
    • Injury received as a result of defective goods
    • Injury from tripping over paving stones

    Away from the workplace, you become exposed to a myriad of situations where personal injury might occur. The list above summarises some of the common causes of the individual injury claim. As with the discussion on industrial injury, it’s important to take a wider view. When you think “road traffic accident”, do you assume you’re the driver of the vehicle involved, or maybe a passenger?

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    It’s a disturbing fact that many casualties of road traffic accidents are pedestrians or cyclists. So remember, if you’re involved in an accident from outside the vehicle, you can be just as eligible to submit an injury claim as the person on the inside. For more information, all you need to do is call Accident Advice Helpline. We offer:

    • A 30-second test to confirm your eligibility to claim
    • Free initial advice
    • Telephone advice available 24/7
    • No-win, no-fee* claim

    Injury claim essentials

    It has to be reassuring then, to find help close at hand. With over 15 years’ experience as a personal injury law firm, Accident Advice Helpline is well equipped to deal with your injury claim essentials. You’ll find that most claims can be made by telephone, with many claimants never having to attend court. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline, or take our unique on-line 30 second test. Take half a minute to change your life. You can give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to discuss things in more detail.

    Date Published: 22nd January 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.