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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

    Local personal injury lawyer


    In general, people tend to thrive on routine and on knowing their environment, how things work and what they have to do on any given day. It is for this reason that an unexpected injury or illness which destroys all of this routine, can be so damaging. If you do fall foul to such a damaging ailment, then anything which can help you to cope with it is invaluable, and that is certainly true of personal injury compensation.

    When and why is personal injury compensation available?

    UK law states that if you are injured or fall ill and it was demonstrably the fault of another individual, organisation or company, then you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation. This compensation is available in order to offer victims of injuries or illnesses some measure of recompense for the emotional, physical and financial pain which they have suffered, with the aim of helping them to cope with their ailments.

    How long after an accident can you claim?

    As well as understanding under what circumstances you may be able to claim, it is also important to realise that you do not necessarily have to begin claims proceedings immediately after an accident occurs. In fact, in most cases you have three years after the event in which you can begin a claim, before your entitlement lapses. What must now be discussed is whether it is better to trust a local personal injury lawyer with your claim, or to seek an alternative.

    Finding your own local personal injury lawyer

    In life, people may have a trusted local butcher, dry cleaner or even corner shop, but it is unlikely that you have your own trusted local personal injury lawyer. What this means is, if you do wish to make a personal injury claim, the process of finding a local personal injury lawyer is often more trouble than it is worth. So why not make it easy on yourself and get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline? We are the claim experts and we will work hard to get the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

    Trusting your claim to Accident Advice Helpline

    If you do decide to trust your claim to Accident Advice Helpline, you will benefit from over 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury law. We have even earned an official endorsement from consumer campaigner, Dame Esther Rantzen. So you can trust that you and your claim are in safe hands.

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    Simply dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to connect with Accident Advice Helpline today. Our no-obligation, initial advice is free.

    Date Published: 12th January 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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