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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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    How a law firm can help you make a claim

    How a law firm can help you make a claim could well be something you have wondered about. Taking legal action can seem rather complex and complicated at first. Indeed, legal professionals spend years studying in order to familiarise themselves with the intricacies of the law. If you need to make a compensation claim or seek legal help, you may want to find a specialist law firm, rather than attempting to handle the matter yourself. Whilst it may seem tempting to handle your claim on your own, you could miss out on the benefits of employing a law firm. For example, a personal injury lawyer will be able to give you an idea of what to expect. They can confirm whether or not you are eligible to make a claim and, if so, tell you how much compensation you may receive.

    How much compensation am I entitled to for my accident?

    You could be surprised when it comes to finding out how much compensation you are entitled to after your accident. Whilst we’re unable to give you a quote that is 100% accurate, as we take into account many different factors when processing your claim, you can take the 30-second test on our website for an idea of how much you could be entitled to claim. If you have limited experience in dealing with these matters, you may end up accepting less compensation than you could be entitled to.

    In addition to this, working with a law firm will enable you to relax whilst your claim is being made. This is particularly important when making a personal injury compensation claim as you may be recovering from serious injuries at the same time. By hiring a law firm to handle your claim, you’ll know that you have the best chance of success. You are free to rest and recover from your injuries, taking time off work if necessary, whilst Accident Advice Helpline’s team of expert advisors and personal injury lawyers gets you the compensation you are entitled to.

    What can a law firm help you to claim compensation for?

    Many people contact a personal injury law firm assuming they will only be able to claim compensation for their injuries. You can actually claim compensation for your financial losses too. So if you have taken weeks or even months off work to recover from your injuries, you could be entitled to claim compensation for loss of earnings, which can help you out financially after your accident. If you have spent money travelling to and from medical appointments or on prescription medication, we can include this as part of your personal injury claim, so keep receipts relating to your expenses.

    What types of injuries can you claim compensation for?

    Every year, thousands of people across the UK miss out on the opportunity to make a personal injury claim as they don’t realise that they are eligible. When you think of personal injury claims, you normally think about serious, life-changing injuries, when in fact you can make a claim for almost any type of injury sustained in any type of accident, provided you can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:

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    • Did you sustain an injury in an accident that was somebody else’s fault?
    • Did you seek medical attention for your injuries?
    • Did your accident happen in the last three years?

    If you can answer these questions positively then we should be able to help you make a claim for compensation. Whether you have suffered whiplash after a car accident or a serious head injury after a fall from height on a building site, you could be eligible to claim compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. But bear in mind that no matter which law firm you choose, there is generally a three-year time limit in place to make your claim, and if you miss this deadline, you may miss out on the opportunity to claim the compensation you deserve.

    Choosing a law firm

    When it comes to starting your claim, you’ll want to ensure that you’re choosing a law firm that has the experience and expertise that you need on your side of a claim. Finding a law firm that specialises in the type of claims you need to make is particularly important. At Accident Advice Helpline, for example, we handle a range of personal injury claims and have plenty of experience in helping claimants to obtain injury compensation. This means that we will be able to match you with a solicitor with experience handling your type of claim, whether you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident or an accident at work.

    What if you can’t afford to make a claim?

    Similarly, it’s vital that you negotiate payment terms before you engage a solicitor. Paying for the help of a law firm can quickly get out of hand if you work with a firm which expects you to make upfront payments. Rather than commit yourself to paying expensive upfront fees, why not consider making a no-win, no-fee compensation claim? At Accident Advice Helpline, we assist all our claimants on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis so that their financial situation doesn’t prevent them from seeking justice after an accident or injury. This means that even if you have taken time off after your accident, you can afford to make a claim with us, without worrying about how you will cover the cost of legal fees.

    Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline

    If you’ve sustained an injury that wasn’t your fault and you want to find out more about obtaining personal injury compensation, why not contact a member of our team today? We’ll be able to provide any information you need and we can even provide free no-obligation advice so you should find it easy to learn more about the claims process. The good news is that most claims can be processed in full over the phone, so it’s unlikely that you’ll need to go to court.

    Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and find out more today.

    Date Published: 8th October 2012

    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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