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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 payment claims

    Personal injury payment claims – how much is available if you take your compensation case to court? This is a difficult question to answer but we’ve created this quick guide to the whole process:

    Personal injury payment claims – how much can you win?

    The whole process starts with an initial consultation with one of our advisers. You will be asked to take the ’30 second test’ which is a toll we use to assesses compensation eligibility.

    If you don’t meet the legal criteria for making a compensation case, we are unable to take your case forward.

    If the test gives a positive indication AND you decide to continue, your case will be referred to one of our handpicked solicitors. These legal teams are independent of Accident Advice Helpline but are specialists in their chosen fields.

    There is no easy way to determine how much you could claim in compensation until your solicitor is in possession of the full facts.

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    Without simplifying it too much, compensation claims follow a ‘tariff system’; for example similar injuries will be compensated similar amounts. In addition to this part of the payment, it is usual to claim for any other costs you have to pay out as a result of the injury sustained, such as prescription charges. With personal injury claims how much you could win will be a combination of these two factors.

    Personal injury payment claims – how much does it cost?

    The ‘no win no fee’ system can help those who may not have been able to make a compensation claim in the past due to lack of money or finance. Through this no win no fee system, cases are taken on by use that we know have a good chance of success.

    This is stop your time being wasted chasing a compensation claim that will not be successful. In this way, we also maintain the integrity of the compensation claim industry. This makes the system fairer and easier to deal with.

    How do I find a solicitor?

    If you have an eligible claim, we will refer you to a solicitor on our database who has proven and extensive experience in dealing with compensation claims and personal injury law.

    Personal injury claims – how much paperwork is involved?

    You’ll be pleased to know, not very much at all! Having a lot of paperwork to complete can be intimidating.  Your solicitor will talk you through the process and will deal with the majority of the paperwork for you.

    Will I have to go to court?

    You will only go to court if your claim is disputed. However, in our experience, most claims are settled out of court with you and the ‘opposing side’ reaching an agreement without the intervention of the courts.

    If the defendant (the person or company you are suing) refuses to accept liability, then the case will need to be heard in court. Your solicitor will be on hand to guide you through the process.

    With personal injury payment claims how much you could win can run into thousands – contact Accident Advice Helpline now!

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 30th November 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.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.