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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


    When you have a serious injury, you have a lot of things that you want to think about. But it’s important that you do certain things in order to give yourself a better chance of winning your claim for personal injury compensation. Below are some things to remember when you have a serious injury.

    Keep all your appointments for your serious injury

    If you’ve been injured, one of the things that you should do is to make sure that you’re keeping your appointments. Your doctor might be called to testify if your case goes to court, so you want them to have evidence that you are keeping your appointments and doing the things that they say you should do in order to get better. If it’s proven that you are not doing what your doctor says, it can hurt your claim a great deal.

    Keep all your receipts for your serious injury

    Your claim is going to need evidence of what you have paid out for your injuries. This means that you should have all your receipts for whatever you have paid out, including your prescriptions and if you had to pay someone to do housework because you were unable to do it yourself. After all, if you had been injured, you would’ve been doing it yourself.

    Find a solicitor for your serious injury

    Something that anyone who has been injured should do is to find a solicitor to help them with their claim. A lot of people decide that they want to do it on their own, but they are not going to have the information and the knowledge that a solicitor is going to have. The solicitor is also going to be able to address the court and know what they look for when someone is making a claim. Someone who hasn’t gone to law school isn’t going to know these things.

    Accident Advice Helpline is a personal injury law firm who provide access to justice for victims of non-fault accidents. Our solicitors are professional and they have helped many people to win their claims. Call us and feel free to ask any questions that you have about what we do and the solicitors that we work with.

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    You have three years in which to make a claim for your injuries but it’s better to take action as early as possible while your memories of what happened are fresh.

    To discuss your potential claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile now.

    Date Published: 11th 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.

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