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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 lawyer in Beaminster


    When you’ve been hurt in an accident that was not your fault you may well be entitled under UK law to claim compensation. But how much can you claim and what’s involved in making a successful case? In this article we’ll look at some of the things you should be doing to claim compensation for your accident and how you can find a personal injury lawyer who will be an appropriate choice for your particular claim.

    How to press your claim

    The location for most personal injury claims will tend to be in the small claims court. As the claimant it will be your responsibility to prove several things.

    1. That the accident was not your fault and, by extension, was the fault of someone else.

    2. That the individual or organisation responsible for the accident is the defendant.

    3. That you were injured in such a way that it has had a measurable effect on the quality     of your life.

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    4. That the accident happened within the last three years. Under UK law you will           have three years from the date of knowledge to make a claim. That means the time at       which you find out about the severity of the accident and the implications it may have         on your case.

    About your compensation

    Because the burden of proof lies on your shoulders you will need evidence in order to support your version of events. This evidence can take a number of forms. It could be photographic or video evidence or witness statements. Either way the more you have of this then the better placed you will be to win the case.

    Once the court has decided in your favour, the next task is to look at how much compensation it believes you should be awarded. It will typically decide this by looking at how much damage was done physically by the accident and what incidental expenses have occurred such as travel costs and also any lost earnings as a result. If you’re only off work for a short period of time this should be pretty easy to work out but if the injury has harmed your ability to work in the long term then it may rather more challenging.

    Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Beaminster?

    Whatever happens you’ll need to find someone who can help you find a good personal injury lawyer and at Accident Advice Helpline we offer a very good option. We’re one of the leading names in this business and have pretty much everything you need to make a compensation claim. We can even give you a rough idea of what you’re likely to receive in terms of compensation before you start out thanks to a nice little gadget called the 30-second test.

    We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Beaminster working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Beaminster or anyway make us your first point of call.

    So to find out more, give our team a call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 23rd March 2014

    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.

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