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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

    Expert solicitor in Hayes

    When you’ve been hurt in an accident there may be many questions you want answered. One of the most important will be whether or not you are entitled to claim any compensation at all. Well, before you go looking for an expert solicitor in Hayes take time to assess your situation against this short checklist.

    Were you hurt in the last three years?

    Before we go any further we need to look at when the accident happened. Under UK regulations you are only allowed to claim for those accidents which happened within the last three years. The only exception to this rule is if the accident involved a child in which case you’ll have until the age of 18 before the clock starts ticking. However, you can still claim at any time.

    Was it your fault?

    This should be fairly self explanatory. If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault then you may well be entitled to compensation but if it happened as a result of your own mistake, then sadly you will not be able to make a claim.

    Whose fault was it?

    If the accident was not your fault, then by extension we’re assuming it was somebody else who was to blame. That someone could be an individual or an organisation. Either way if you can establish blame on their part to the satisfaction of the courts, then you should be able to make a claim.

    How badly were you hurt?

    There is no place for frivolous claims for injuries which were not that serious. To make a claim you will need to have been hurt badly enough to require medical attention. If you weren’t then you won’t be eligible for compensation. When the courts look at the case you will need to show that the injury has had a negative affect on your life. Often this will be very obvious – a broken leg might have forced you off your feet or kept you off work. If so then compensation will be issued to reimburse you for the losses associated with your injury and the financial losses which you’ve incurred.

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    Finding an expert solicitor in Hayes

    If you’ve read through that checklist and think you have a good case to make then the first thing you should do is contact our team at Accident Advice Helpline. Our experts will look at the merits of your case and tell you what they think you should do next. Assuming they agree with your assessment and also think that you have a good case to make, they will help you find a solicitor in Hayes who can take your claim forward.

    So, to find an expert solicitor in Hayes, why not give our team a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone. You can also spend time visiting our website at

    Date Published: 3rd April 2014

    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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