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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


    Lawyers come in all shapes and sizes, with differing specialities and expertise. How lawyers can help you depends on what problem you need help with, but it is important you find one with knowledge in the area you need assistance. For instance, you would not want to use a divorce lawyer to defend you in a criminal case, or a tax lawyer to help you buy a property. By the same token, if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you need a personal injury lawyer to help you with your compensation claim.

    While you could choose a firm of lawyers who deal with many different areas of the law, it’s best to choose a specialist personal injury lawyer with many years of experience. It can also be beneficial to find a firm with lawyers who have handled a variety of different types of claims, including the type of claim you are looking to pursue, whether that’s a road traffic accident claim or a claim for an accident at work. Accident Advice Helpline specialises in personal injury law – we don’t deal with any other area of the law and that means we can give your claim our full attention.

    Finding personal injury lawyers

    How to find lawyers that specialise in personal injury claims need not be the daunting prospect it sounds. It can take hours of trawling through the internet or adverts in papers and magazines, when really all you need to do is get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 16 years’ experience with personal injury claims, and our lawyers are among the best in the industry. We aim to make the whole claims process as simple and stress-free as possible and one of the main ways we do this is by offering a 100% no-win, no-fee* service to all our customers. This means that there are no upfront fees to pay when you use our lawyers, so anybody can afford to make a claim.

    We also aim to try and process most claims in full over the phone. This is convenient for you as it means it is unlikely that you’ll have to go to court to get the compensation you deserve. We always try to match you with a lawyer with experience handling the type of accident you are seeking compensation for, and we have lawyers with experience in all types of claims.

    If you want to know more about how to make claims with lawyers, just get in touch with us today.

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    Are you eligible to make a claim?

    Ignore lawyers who tell you that your injuries are not serious enough to warrant making a personal injury claim – it’s simply not true. In actual fact, you can make a claim for almost any type of injury, from minor injuries such as a sprained ankle right through to a brain injury which will change the rest of your life. Provided your accident happened in the last three years and was caused by somebody else, you could have a viable claim, and we’re here to make sure that everybody gets the compensation they deserve, even those with minor injuries.

    Can I claim on behalf of somebody else?

    You can make a personal injury claim on behalf of a family member if they are unable to claim for themselves. For example, if your child has been injured in an accident at school you can get in touch with us and make a claim for personal injury compensation. If a relative has been killed or sustained a serious injury, such as a brain injury, you can contact us to pursue a claim for compensation on their behalf. When you call us we’ll need to know not only about the person who has been injured but also exactly what happened, so it’s best to have all the details clearly laid out before getting in touch with us. We will also need to see evidence of their injuries and medical treatment and for this we will normally contact their doctor or medical professionals responsible for their treatment, asking for a copy of their medical records.

    Can lawyers tell me exactly how much compensation I can get?

    Again, ignore lawyers who promise you that you will definitely get a specific amount of compensation. Without knowing all the details of your accident, their quote is unlikely to be accurate and you could end up disappointed and out of pocket. On our own website you’ll find a 30-second calculator which will ask you a few quick questions and give you an idea of how much compensation you may be able to claim. This is not a guarantee, more of a guideline. When we come to handle your claim, we’ll take into account a wide range of different factors to process your claim and work out your individual personal injury settlement. Not all personal injury calculators which you will find online are accurate, so we recommend using ours to get the most realistic idea of how much compensation you may be able to claim.

    Free claims advice from Accident Advice Helpline

    You can get all the free claims advice you need by calling our helpline and speaking with our advisors. They are here to help you, to answer all your queries and to guide you every step of the way through your claim, if you decide to go ahead. Our advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so you will never feel pressured into making a claim. You can pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993. There is a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim, so we recommend getting in touch with us as soon as possible to find out if you have a viable claim and get the ball rolling. You have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us, and everything to gain if your personal injury claim is successful, so call us today.

    Date Published: 16th December 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Personal injury lawyer

    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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