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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

    Personal accident claim in the UK

    Being injured in an accident that was not your fault and pursuing a personal injury claim is a detailed process. As with all processes, there are a few key stages which are vital to the success of the claim. If you are just starting out on this process or are thinking about starting, then here is some important information about how you can help the process along at the most important stages.

    Key Stage 1 of a personal accident claim in the UK – Scene of the accident

    It may not feel like the time to be thinking about a personal accident claim UK case but you can help your claim a great deal by collecting certain key information immediately after the accident. Of course if you are badly injured then this may not be physically possible – but you can try and ask someone else to do it for you. The type of information will depend on the type of accident that you have been involved in. If the accident involves vehicles then registration numbers and contact details for all the other parties involved are vital.

    Key Stage 2 of a personal accident claim in the UK – Choosing a lawyer

    This is the stage of a personal accident claim UK where you decide who your legal representative will be. This can make the difference between your claim being successful or not, so it is worth thinking carefully about. A large group of people in this situation choose Accident Advice Helpline as their law firm. They are a long-established company who have been helping people just like you for over 10 years. They make it as easy as possible for you to reach them when you need through 24-hour helpline. It at all possible they will handle your claim over the phone and it is not very likely that you will need to make a court appearance.

    Key Stage 3 of a personal accident claim in the UK – Supplying information

    Your claim will only be successful if you can provide medical proof that you have been injured and evidence about the accident itself. At this key stage it is vital that you are organised and that you keep a record of everything. If you make a visit to the hospital, write down the date and the doctors that you saw as well as what they told you about the injury and the treatment you received. It is surprising how quickly these details can slip your mind and you may have trouble recalling them later on. Do the same for all therapy appointments such as physiotherapy, psychotherapy and osteopathy.

    Key Stage 4 of a personal accident claim in the UK – Finalising a claim

    Once all the information has been received and reviewed you may be asked for clarification of some points. Eventually, a decision will be made about your offer of compensation. These days, your money is likely to be paid from an insurance policy – such as motor or public liability insurance.

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    Date Published: 16th June 2013

    Author: Sharon Parry

    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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