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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 negligence claim


    Making a negligence claim

    Is making a negligence claim straightforward?

    Making a negligence claim can be a challenge if you have little evidence to show someone else was responsible for your injuries.

    Sometimes, it’s very obvious who is responsible for an accident. In a road traffic accident for example. If you’ve been shunted from behind at the traffic lights, it’s going to be clear that the car behind was to blame. These days many drivers have dashcams to avoid any doubt about who was to blame for a car crash.

    If you’ve been injured at work then you will very likely have witnesses. As long as you’ve been following your employer’s health and safety rules then you’ll have a strong case for claiming compensation if you’re hurt. If, for example, you’ve fallen from a height because of lack of risk assessments by your employer then you should definitely think about making a negligence claim.

    If you’ve developed an industrial disease over a period of time then you will need professional medical evidence when making a negligence claim. These types of personal injury claims can be more difficult to prove.

    Who can help you with making a negligence claim?

    It will have to be someone independent with enough expertise to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. A self-taught friend will not be enough. An advice bureau may be able to point you in the right direction but won’t be able to see your claim through to success.

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    You need a law firm with the resources to handle the whole claim for you from your first enquiry to your compensation settlement.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    We are the law firm recommended by our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen for doing what we say we will. All our lawyers work for us, we don’t outsource cases. We believe the only way to maintain our high standards is to keep our experts in-house.

    We will give you a no-win, no-fee promise so you won’t have to raid savings or borrow money to start your claim. Making a negligence claim with us will be as stress-free as we can make it. We handle claims by telephone and there is very little paperwork to confuse or confound you.

    Call us today about making a claim

    We will give you some free legal advice to help you decide what to do next. If we think you have a strong case we will tell you so. If we think you haven’t, we will also tell you. If you’re not sure about proving your claim then we can guide you on the supporting evidence that’s needed.

    With no-obligation and a friendly, supportive advisor to help you, call us today on 0800. 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: 13th March 2013

    Author: proofreading

    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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