Personal accident compensation
Every year, thousands of people suffer injuries as a result of accidents. Examples of areas where injuries can arise include:
- road traffic accidents
- slips, trips and falls
- medical negligence
- accidents at work
The injuries can be minor such as small cuts and bruises, or more serious injuries such as broken bones and injuries that result in permanent damage. They can also result in lost wages if the person that is injured has to take time off as a result of their injury, plus other out-of-pocket expenses.
Can I claim compensation if I am injured?
If you have been injured and the injury was somebody else’s fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation to cover your pain and suffering as well as any other losses arising from your injury.
Your claim must be made within three years of the date of the accident or it will be time barred.
You can find out whether you have a valid personal accident compensation claim by taking the unique 30 second online test at Accident Advice Helplines website.
How do I claim personal accident compensation?
To claim personal accident compensation, you need to be able to show that you have been injured as a result of an accident and be able to prove that somebody else caused the accident.
You will also need to be able to show how much you have lost as a result of the accident. This means providing pay slips if you are claiming lost wages, or providing receipts or other documentation to support a claim for out-of-pocket expenses.
You can handle the claim yourself, but you stand a better chance of securing the full amount of compensation that you deserve if you take professional advice from a solicitor or a claims management company such as Accident Advice Helpline.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help me?
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people with their personal accident compensation claims for many years now. The company’s patron is consumer champion Esther Rantzen and it is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Accident Advice Helpline has a panel of legal partners. All of these legal partners work on a no win, no fee basis, removing the worry of unexpected legal bills if you decide to make a compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline deals with most personal accident compensation claims by telephone and it is unusual for a claimant to have to attend court in person, although claimants may need to attend a medical assessment.
Accident Advice Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 8th April 2013