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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."

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    Stafford compensation


    If you have been in any kind of an accident in Stafford, compensation could prove to be your route back to a full and active life. However, all that depends on getting the full amount of compensation to which you’re entitled. This, it seems, can be more difficult than you might think.

    Why is compensation important?

    If you have been in an accident that was not your fault, then the basic laws of justice would seem to suggest that compensation should be seen as your right. It’s only fair that someone who has caused a problem for someone else should pay for it. Your claim could provide living money to keep you while you recover or it could be used to pay for expensive rehabilitation treatments which are not available on the NHS. Either way, after any accident it pays to look into your options.

    How is it calculated?

    Compensation is calculated by combining several figures. The first is a sum assessed on the basis of the injury itself. Naturally it stands to reason that the more serious this injury is the larger the claim will be. Another sum is calculated which compensates you for any money you’ve spent such as medical treatments and travel while a third sum takes account of any lost earnings.

    Getting the most

    Let’s imagine for a moment that you have a very good case that the other side is not interested in contesting. Rather than fight the case in court they will come up with a settlement offer. What’s to stop you from taking it?

    Well the first reason is that the chances are this offer will be too low. They want to avoid going to court, but they also want to get away by paying as little as possible, so they might send up this first offer to see what comes back.

    Open Claim Calculator

    For this reason it’s a good idea to get a compensation estimate which is something we offer at Accident Advice Helpline. This compensation calculator, which we call the 30 second test, simply assesses in the shortest possible time how much a claim might be worth. It’s only a rough guide, but it allows you to set it up as a yardstick against which you can assess other potential cases.

    Paying for Stafford compensation

    Once you have a compensation assessment in your pocket, you’ll be in a much better position to assess any offer that comes through. However, the most important thing you need to do is make sure you’re not paying over the odds.

    For any accident in Stafford compensation could prove to be expensive, which is why it’s so important to work with someone who offers no win no fee* as standard. This ensures that no matter what happens, your interests are protected.

    To find out more information on making a Stafford compensation claim, call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.

    Date Published: 9th July 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. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.