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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

    Serious injury claims

    Being the victim of an accident and suffering serious injury can be devastating. People find they have to adapt to a new and very different lifestyle, sometimes having to make long-term adaptations to their home, their career and their life. Some of these changes may be welcome but some of these changes may expensive.

    How would you fund these changes? What about some of the other costs that may now be a permanent fixture of your household budget such as regular specialist treatment? If this has happened to you, you may be in a position to make serious injury claims for compensation.

    How do you start the claims process?

    At Accident Advice Helpline, all of our compensation claims start life with us in exactly the same way; clients are invited to answer a series of a few simple questions such as:

    1. Was the accident your fault?
    2. Were you injured and did you receive or seek treatment for these injuries?
    3. Did the accident etc. happen within the last three years?

    Taking our 30-second test does not place you under any obligation to continue. If you are unsure about continuing with your serious injury claims, we will not pressure you into making a decision.

    All this test seeks to do, is assess your claim against the set legal criteria for making a serious personal injury compensation claim.

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    For serious injury claims, will you need a solicitor?

    Yes, all compensation cases will need the knowledge and expertise of a solicitor working on them. For serious injury claims, that may be more complex and intricate, you will need the very best solicitor working with you.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been working on behalf of innocent accident victims since the year 2000. We are proud to be one of the top law firms in the UK, with a reputation for delivering total satisfaction.

    Do serious injury claims mean you have to go to court?

    If the person or company you are seeking compensation from admits liability (that is, they accept they were at fault) outside of court, they will make an offer of compensation.

    Your solicitor, will advise you whether or not to accept. If the case has gone to court, a successful outcome will result when the judge makes an award, which the losing party will have to pay.

    How long do serious injury claims take?

    This very much depends on the nature of the claim, and whether or not it is disputed. A claim that is accepted by the other side will be dealt with far quicker than a disputed case that goes to court. Your solicitor will be able to advise you as to the likely time scale and will keep you informed.

    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 phone.

    Date Published: 2nd December 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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