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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

    Lawyer in Sunderland

    How an injury lawyer in Sunderland can help you to claim compensation

    If you have suffered an injury which required medical attention as a result of an accident that was not your own fault, then you may be able to make an injury claim, providing:

    • You sustained injuries in the accident;
    • You were not at fault and did not cause the accident;
    • You needed medical attention for your injuries; and
    • The accident happened within the last three years.

    The type of injuries doesn’t matter

    Everyone if affected differently by their injuries, just like everything else in life — what is a catastrophe to one person might be just a niggle to another. Whether your injuries are mild or severe, you may be able to make an injury claim for any of the following:

    • Sprains;
    • Burns and scalds;
    • Whiplash;
    • Head and brain injuries;
    • Back and spinal injuries;
    • Facial injuries;
    • Fractures;
    • Biker’s arm;
    • Soft tissue injuries;
    • Road rash; and
    • Sight problems.

    All of these injuries, plus many more, would come within the scope of a personal injury compensation claim.

    The type of accident doesn’t matter, either

    Accidents happen every day — over 3 million of them in the UK last year. They are always unexpected and can be traumatic. Examples of accidents that may result in an injury claim are:

    • Fatal injury accidents;
    • Medical negligence;
    • Road traffic accidents;
    • Work-related accidents;
    • Industrial illnesses and diseases;
    • Slips, trips and falls;
    • Walking and hiking accidents;
    • Food poisoning;
    • Holiday accidents;
    • Faulty goods accidents;
    • Educational facility accidents; and
    • Sporting accidents.

    You may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim if any of these accidents, or any other accident, happened to you and was not your fault.

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    Choose the right law firm to make your personal injury compensation claim

    It is important that you choose the right law firm to look after your personal injury claim for you. Accident Advice Helpline are one of the leading companies in the field of personal injury claims. For over 15 years, we have helped many thousands of claimants get access to justice for their claims, and to get the compensation that they deserved.

    Our in-house solicitors are experienced and have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to ensuring your claim is dealt with efficiently, looking at all areas to get you the maximum compensation available for your injuries.

    There is the 30-second test on our website, which will tell you if you qualify to make a claim and give you an estimate of how much you might receive. This is just an estimate, though, because all accidents, injuries and victims are different, and these differences can affect the amount you are awarded.

    Call our helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our friendly advisors. They will give you free legal advice and guide you through the processes to start your claim, should you wish to proceed. There will be no hard sales from us — if you decide that you do not want to carry on, that is fine too.

    Date Published: 10th March 2014

    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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