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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

    Low value personal injury claims


    Being hurt as a result of an accident can be frustrating, distressing and uncomfortable.

    Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we know from helping hundreds of customers – just like you – that personal injuries can have a significant effect on everyday life in the short and long term.

    But did you know that many people do not claim compensation?

    This can be for a variety of reasons such as:

    • It’s their choice
    • They do not know that they are entitled to
    • Some people do not claim because they think their claim is not significant enough and is the exclusive domain of large payouts

    Even low value personal injury claims matter…

    Low value personal injury claims are just as important as those compensation claims worth tens of thousands of pounds. All injury compensation claims, no matter how large or small, start their compensation journey with Accident Advice Helpline with the use of one very important tool – the ’30 second test’.

    What is the ’30 second test’?

    The test is an assessment tool that will tell you, within seconds, if you have a low value personal injury claim. Eligibility is the key when making a compensation claim and this test will produce an honest result. If you are not eligible to claim, it will tell you.

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    All you have to do is answer a few short simple questions; the ’30 second test’ then assess your answers. If it says ‘no’, then your claim can go no further (with us but you may wish to seek further legal advice on this).

    If the test gives a positive indication, then you decide at this point whether to continue with the low value personal injury claims process.

    Don’t forget – when you contact Accident Advice Helpline, you are under no obligation to continue even after you’ve used the ’30 second test’.

    What happens if you do decide to continue with the low value personal injury claims process?

    The next step would be to put you in touch with a solicitor who deals specifically with your type of personal injury. We do this to give you and your compensation claim the best chance of winning a settlement payout. All our legal teams are selected for their proven track record within both general legal practice and compensation cases.

    How much are low value personal injury claims worth?

    Without knowing the exact details this would be difficult to say but as a rule, compensation claims are based on 2 parts – the first part deals with the actual injury or injuries. Therefore, if you have a whiplash injury, this part of the payment will be for the whiplash injury itself. The second half of the payment deals with any additional costs that may have been incurred as a result of you being injured. A common additional expense in whiplash cases is prescribed medication. You may have had 1 or 2 items on prescription for a number of weeks, and these costs soon add up! Your solicitor will be able to give you further advice on this.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for a no obligation chat!

    Date Published: 30th November 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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