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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

    Making a compensation claim


    Making a compensation claim for you personal injuries

    Unfortunately in life, accidents will happen. Worryingly, more often then not, the accident could have been avoided with some due care and diligence. If you have been injured and believe the accident was due to the negligence of someone else then you may be entitled to claim compensation. After all why should you suffer the consequences of someone else’s mistakes?

    Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years of experience in making a compensation claim on behalf of victims of personal injury just like you. We are one of the leading and more established accident management companies in the UK.

    Take our quiz below to learn more on making a compensation claim.

    Q1

    How long do you have from the date of your accident when making a compensation claim for personal injuries?

     a)    1 year

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    b)   5 years

    c)    3 years

     

    Q2

    What kind of accidents can you claim personal injuries compensation for?

    a)    Car accident

    b)   Motorcycle accident

    c)    Accident at workplace

    d)   Slip in a supermarket

    e)    All of the above

     

    Q3

    What type of injuries can you claim compensation for?

    a)    Whiplash

    b)   Broken bones

    c)    Psychological trauma

    d)   Disfigurement

    e)    All of the above

     

    Q4

    Following an accident what is the most important thing to do?

    a)    seek medical attention

    b)   take photographs of the incident

    c)    call the police

    d)   take the details of the negligent party

     

    Q5

    What is the easiest and simplest way to find an expert personal injuries solicitor who will be making a compensation claim on your behalf?

    a)    Look through the Yellow Pages

    b)   Use the internet to Google personal injuries solicitors

    c)    Contact the Accident Advice Helpline

     

    Q6

    When making a compensation claim, how much should you pay upfront to your solicitor?

    a)    10% of compensation you are claiming for

    b)   5% of compensation you are claiming for

    c)    Nothing

    Now check how you have done in the quiz by checking your answers against the correct answers below.

     

    Answers

     

    Q1 – a

    By law you have 3 years from the date of your accident in which you can make a compensation claim. The exception is children who have 3 years from their 18th birthday in which to make a claim.

     

    Q2 – e

    Any type of accident that has caused you to be injured and was not your fault is valid in making a compensation claim for personal injuries.

     

    Q3 – e

    All types of injuries entitle you to make a compensation claim for personal injuries.

     

    Qu 4 – a

    Your health and well being are of the utmost importance. That’s why seeking medical attention should be your priority.

     

    Q5 – c

    Accident Advice Helpline will offer you free and professional advice. We also have a network of expert personal injuries solicitors who will help you claim the maximum compensation you deserve.

     

    Q6 – c

    All of the solicitors that work with Accident Advice Helpline operate on a no win, no fee* basis. Therefore no advance payment is requested from you. In most cases legal fees will be recovered from the negligent party too.

    Date Published: 15th October 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.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.