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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 Legislation


    In the UK, the rules of personal injury legislation are very simple – the law says that if you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are entitled to claim compensation. Whether your injury occurred in a road accident, an accident at work, an accident in a public place or even on holiday, the tenets of personal injury legislation remains the same.

    There are a few points that need to be observed if you are considering making a claim:

    • The accident must have happened within the last three years. There are exceptions to this rule, but generally the sooner you are able to bring your claim, the better.
    • The accident must not have been your fault. Personal injury legislation dictates that a claimant cannot have been primarily at fault for their accident. This makes perfect sense. In some cases, contributory negligence on the claimant’s behalf may affect their reward, such as in road accident cases where the claimant did not cause the crash but exacerbated their injuries by not wearing a seatbelt.
    • You must have sought medical attention. For an injury to warrant compensation, under personal injury law it must have been sufficient to need medical attention.

    Personal injury legislation

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we are experts in personal injury legislation. Not only do we provide advice and guidance to thousands of injury victims every year, but we also put injury victims in touch with our personal injury experts – solicitors from over 190 lawyers’ firms all over the UK. They are all 100% no win no fee and wholly independent.

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    Finding out if you have a valid claim only takes 30 seconds, either on the phone or online. Call 0800 180 4 123 or click the button at the top of the page to make personal injury legislation help you claim the money you deserve today.

    Date Published: 26th January 2012

    Author: Louise Thacker

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