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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

    UK accidental claims


    UK accidental claims

    UK Accidental Claims

    Personal injuries may be caused by an accident that was not your fault and if this happens it can have a profound emotional, physical and financial impact. UK accidental claims are in place to ensure that if you find yourself in this situation, you are protected as much as possible by compensation.

    You may be eligible for UK accidental claims if your accident happened within the last three years, was someone else’s fault and resulted in a visit to your doctor’s surgery or hospital for medical attention.

    If you’re not sure of your eligibility, there are tools available online to help you check. One such tool is Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second calculator, which will even provide you with a calculation of your compensation entitlement, depending on your injury type and severity. Alternatively you can call one of our trained advisors on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 which is available 24/7.

    How to make UK accidental claims

    In the UK, you are protected by compensation law if your personal injury fulfils the eligibility criteria above. To make UK accidental claims, you will need to find the help of a personal injury lawyer or compensation provider, who will take your claim forward on your behalf and provide you with the legal representation you need.

    To find good legal representation, you may choose to run an internet search, chat through your options with friends, family and colleagues, or take note of TV adverts. Whatever your approach, it is important to make sure your legal representative has the right credentials to ensure you have the best chance of success.

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    When selecting a compensation provider or personal injury lawyer, you should take note of the following:

    • Do they work on a no win no fee* basis?
    • Are there any case studies or testimonials available?
    • Do they specialise in your accident or injury type, for example whiplash claims or slips, trips and falls?
    • Are they endorsed by a public figure?
    • Are they members of any reputable industry bodies, or regulated by key authorities?
    • Can you get initial advice for free?

    By considering all of the questions above, you will be ensuring that your legal representative is the best possible person for you, depending on your specific circumstances.

    How Accident Advice Helpline can assist you

    Accident Advice Helpline is a national compensation provider with many years of experience in helping people like you to make successful claims for compensation and all on a no win no fee* basis.

    Working with a network of independent legal partners, we are always able to match your case to a team demonstrating successful experience in your accident or injury type, providing you with peace of mind that your claim is being handled by experts in their field.

    We are proud to be endorsed by UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen, who verifies that our UK accidental claims are handled with professionalism and unrivalled expertise at all times.

    Date Published: 8th April 2013

    Author: Sharon Parry