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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

    Reporting accidents


    Reporting accidents

    Reporting accidents

    Reporting accidents to Accident Advice helpline could not be easier! Simply call them anytime of the day or night; any day of the year on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. That means that you can call them from hospital or even from the scene of the accident. The following explains how the repowering accidents procedure works.

    Choosing a compensation provider

    Many people choose Accident Advice Helpline as their compensation provider when they have been involved in an accident that was not their fault. This may be because they are fully backed by consumer affairs expert, Dame Esther Rantzen. Don’t worry if you did not report the accident straight away as you have 3 years to make a claim.

    First details

    The highly trained, professional advisors at Accident Advice Helpline will take some simple, basic details about your accident and about the injuries that you have suffered. They will use them in a unique 30-second test. In less time than it takes to boil a kettle, you will have an idea about whether your claim is likely to be successful. You can then decide whether to go ahead and start the claim or not.

    Finding a personal injury lawyer

    Accident Advice Helpline will not have difficulty finding you a personal injury lawyer. They have an inhouse team of expert lawyers. You will be allocated a lawyer with expertise in you type of accident and injury. They will guide you through the legal process and explain what sort of information you need to provide. You will not be asked for expensive legal fees upfront to access this expertise as our lawyers work on a no-win, no-fee arrangement.

    Providing information

    You will need to provide information about your accident, about your injuries and how they are affecting you and about money that you have lost as a result of the injuries.

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    Information about the accident can include

    • When and where it occurred
    • Traffic conditions at the time of the accident
    • Weather conditions at the time of the accident
    • Other vehicles involved
    • Witness contact details
    • Pictures/sketches/plans of the scene

    Information about you injuries can include:

    • Times and dates of hospital and doctor appointments
    • Details of investigations/surgery/procedures
    • Details of plaster casts/splints/crutches etc.
    • How long the injury took to heal
    • Psychological symptoms
    • Medication that you been presribed
    • A medical assessment report prepared by a doctor

    Information on money that you have lost can include:

    • Wage slips
    • Overtime details
    • Receipts
    • Invoices
    • Car parking tickets
    • Bank statements

    Getting your compensation by reporting accidents

    It is very likely that your case will be resolved without you having to go to court. Nearly all claims are dealt with over the telephone. At the end of the case you will find out exactly how much money you have been awarded. Some cases take longer than others to finalise.

    So call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone and start reporting accidents to get the compensation you deserve.

    Date Published: 7th February 2013

    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.