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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 Injury Compensation Guide


    If you have been in an accident or injury that was not your fault then you could be eligible for compensation. There are various laws and regulations that surround who is entitled to claim compensation, which is why Accident Advice Helpline has provided you with a handy personal injury compensation guide to learn more about the ins and outs of making a claim.

    Personal injury compensation guide: The Facts

    Personal injury is actually a legal term which relates to an injury that could be to the body (physical) or the mind and emotions (psychological). This is different to an injury to property, which is a completely other law altogether.

    In most cases, a personal injury case will go to court and involve a lawsuit against the person or company that was at fault or who was involved in negligence.

    Accident Advice Helpline has dealt with personal injury cases for over 15 years, both in terms of physical and psychological injuries.

    Personal injury compensation guide: Types of personal injury and eligibility

    There are a very large number of different types of personal injury, some which are far more common than others. As an example, some of the cases Accident Advice Helpline deal with on a daily basis are:

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    • Assault claims
    • Accidents at work (industrial injury)
    • Accidents on the road (car crashes, road traffic accidents)
    • Accidents in the home or with faulty products (product liability)
    • Slips, trips or falls
    • Medical negligence
    • Being bitten by an animal
    • Plus many others

    You can find out whether you are eligible to claim if your injury is not listed in this personal injury compensation guide, by using our simple 30 second test online, or by calling our 24/7 free advice line. 

    Personal injury compensation guide: Fees and costs

    Legal aid for personal injury claims was scrapped in the UK in the 1990s, meaning that it can cost people a lot of money to get advice or legal help regarding their case. Accident Advice Helpline offers free advice to anybody that requires it, as well as offering absolutely no costs to begin a claim.

    All of our legal partners offer a no win no fee* service, so if your case is unsuccessful for any reason, then you do not have to worry about legal fees either.

    Personal injury compensation guide: Getting in touch with the Accident Advice Helpline

    If you would like more information regarding personal injury compensation, how to make a case or anything else related then you can call one of our friendly and helpful advisers. Our telephone lines are operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so there will always be someone on hand to take your call. All of the advice we provide is professional and under no obligation for you to go ahead with your claim for compensation.

    Date Published: 8th 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.