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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

    Problems with accident claims


    Whilst making a personal injury claim can be straightforward, there are a number of potential problems which could arise. It is best to be aware of common problems with accident claims before they arise, allowing you to avoid any issues and ensure making a claim is as stress-free as possible.

    Are you eligible to make a claim?

    Before setting your sights on compensation, you should make sure that you are eligible to make a claim in the first place. In general, if your accident happened in the last three years, was someone else’s fault and resulted in injuries needing professional medical attention, then you should be able to make a claim.

    Different accidents are eligible for varying amounts of compensation, depending on injury type and severity amongst other factors. You can get an idea of your compensation entitlement by taking the Accident Advice Helpline 30-second test, which will provide you with an approximate monetary amount, ensuring your expectations are realistic.

    You cannot find a specialist personal injury solicitor

    One of the problems with accident claims is that it can be difficult to find a personal injury solicitor, especially one who specialises in your specific accident type. Whether a road traffic accident, an injury at work or a slip, trip or fall, you should be represented by a legal team with expertise in your accident and injury type.

    By using a personal injury law firm, you cut out the stress of finding the right legal representation – they will do it for you. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have an in-house team of professional personal injury lawyers so we can always find the best lawyers for your claims case, no matter how specialist.

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    The claims process can be time-consuming

    With some legal firms, the process of making a claim can be time-consuming, with countless forms to fill out and meetings to attend. This does not have to be the case – at Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that you have been through a difficult time and are here to ensure the claims process is simple and straightforward. In most cases, claims can be made entirely via the telephone with no need to attend court.

    To avoid losing out financially, you should always make sure that your legal representation is working on a no-win, no-fee basis. This ensures that if your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you will not be left out of pocket.

    What next? How to avoid the problems with accident claims

    To avoid the common problems with accident claims, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our advice line on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We will expertly guide you at every step of the way using over 15 years’ experience in handling personal injury claims just like yours, and all on a no-win, no-fee basis.

    Date Published: 16th May 2013

    Author: Sharon Parry

    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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