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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

    How to make a claim for an accident


    The law states that if you are injured or fall ill and somebody else was to blame then you are entitled to begin legal proceedings to seek personal injury compensation. This compensation is available as a means to account for the physical, emotional and financial hardships endured by the victim of an injury or illness and as such is a crucial element in these victims’ recoveries from their ailments. This is the case as those who are not well off, the financial implications of an injury or illness can be crippling when piled on top of the physical and emotional pain that they are going through. However, many people would not know how to make a claim for an accident.

    It is with this in mind that this article will attempt to answer a number of crucial questions that potential personal injury claimants will need to know prior to making a claim. These questions are: how long do you have to make a claim, how to make a claim for an accident, what do Accident Advice Helpline do for you and how do you contact them.

    Time limits for making a claim

    In the majority of personal injury compensation cases you have a period of three years from the incident in question in which you can make a claim, after which you lose your ability to begin proceedings. The two types of claims for which this time limit does not apply are those which relate to injuries to minors and those which regard industrial diseases such as asbestos poisoning.

    How to make a claim for an accident

    The best way to begin claims proceedings is by approaching a specialist personal injury law firm, and there is none better than Accident Advice Helpline. Accident Advice Helpline have over 16 years’ worth of experience of handling all kinds of compensation cases, and always maintains getting all of the compensation that claimants deserve as their overriding aim. What’s more this unceasing dedication to this aim for over a decade has earned the company the endorsement of television personality and consumer campaigner Dame Esther Rantzen.

    What do we do for you?

    When you trust your claim to Accident Advice Helpline, our team of in-house solicitors will take up the baton, and will apply all of their knowledge and expertise to winning your case and getting you all of the compensation you deserve. In the majority of cases you, as the claimant, will not have to set foot in a courtroom and may be able to administer your entire claim over the telephone.

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    You can contact Accident Advice Helpline seven days a week by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile and will be connected to a friendly and professional adviser who will be happy to explain how to make a claim for an accident.

    Date Published: 11th October 2013

    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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