The types of accident for which you can claim compensation vary enormously, but they all have two things in common:
- The accident was not your fault; and
- You received medical attention as a result.
In general, you must also usually start your legal action within three years of the accident, unless you are suffering from an industrial disease or were a child at the time.
Personal injury claims examples
Personal injury claims examples would include common accidents, which could have been avoided if the other party had acted differently:
- Trips and slips. You may have fallen over uneven paving stones that were not maintained properly, or perhaps you were hurt when you fell on a wet shopping centre floor where the cleaners had not left a warning sign;
- Car accidents. You may have been hurt when another car hit yours or forced you off the road, or you may have been a pedestrian or cyclist who was knocked over by a driver who was not paying sufficient care and attention behind the wheel; and
- Accidents at work. You may have been hurt by faulty or dangerous machinery belonging to your employer.
These common personal injury claims examples are the type that our friendly telephone advisors at Accident Advice Helpline hear about every day. As a law firm that has been fighting for compensation for people for more than 15 years, we have huge experience in dealing with every type of case. Because of this, our solicitors specialise in different types of claims, so we can match you up to the expert best equipped to handle your case.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline to handle your case?
Accident Advice Helpline work on a no win no fee* basis with all of our clients, so you will not have to pay a penny unless you win your case for compensation. Due to the fact that consumer champion Esther Rantzen is part of our team as our official patron, you can be confident that we will fight your corner and provide you with the best possible service.
Today, the majority of claims for personal injury compensation are processed by telephone. It’s unlikely that you’ll have to appear in court, but you may be required to attend one medical assessment to examine the extent of your injuries and their effects on your daily life. This is designed to ensure you get the correct level of compensation for your injuries.
You can also call our friendly telephone advisors on our free phone helpline at any time of the day or night. They are trained to advise you on whether there is a case to answer and to help you with the next steps. Everything you say will be treated in confidence and there is no obligation to make a claim after you have made that initial call.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to start your claim.