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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

    Road compensation

    If you need to claim road compensation for an accident that was not your fault, there are many types of road traffic accidents that it could be for, including:

    • A motorbike collision
    • A bicycle accident
    • An accident involving a pedestrian
    • Heavy goods vehicle accidents
    • A car collision
    • Accidents with buses or coaches
    • Multi vehicle pile ups
    • Accidents caused by potholes or bad roads.

    Road compensation for the injuries sustained

    The road compensation is paid for the injuries sustained in such accidents. The severity of these can vary greatly, but can include:

    • Back and spine injuries
    • Joint damage
    • Facial injuries
    • Broken bones
    • Head and brain injuries
    • Road rash
    • Soft tissue injuries

    These are just a few examples of the injuries that can be sustained in a road traffic accident, and of course not all victims survive. Currently, on average 5 victims a day die on our roads – a significant reduction when compared to previous times, but something that needs improving.

    The reasons for the reductions of serious injuries and deaths on our roads

    There are many reasons why the accident figures have improved, just some of them being:

    • Safer cars
    • Better safety gear for two wheeled riders
    • Drink driving laws
    • Safety belts
    • Safer roads

    These things all help, however a lack of concentration is still the most common excuse given by drivers who cause accidents, and that is because all it takes is a few seconds looking in the wrong direction for an accident to happen.

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    Claiming your entitlement

    The laws in the UK are very specific regarding claiming road compensation, or compensation for any other sort of accident. They are:

    • The accident must have been the fault of someone else
    • You must have sustained your injuries in the accident
    • The injuries must have needed medical attention
    • The accident must have happened within the last three years

    Any victim fitting these rules can make a claim for compensation and that is exactly what they should do.

    Getting help to make your claim

    Making a claim is a legal process and as such you should use an experienced law firm to help you. Accident Advice Helpline are a specialist law firm who have been making personal injury claims for over 14 years. It is what we were established to do and what we have done ever since.

    Our experience and expertise can only help our claimants, and give their claim the best chance of success.

    Victims who use our services do not have to worry about hidden and extortionate fees, because we operate on a no win no fee agreement – even if the claim is lost.

    If you want to discuss your accident in more detail with an adviser then dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: 5th May 2014

    Author: matthew

    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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