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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

    What in law is a personal injury?


    If you’ve sustained injuries because of an accident, you may be wondering if you can claim compensation. One of the questions the team at Accident Advice Helpline are most often asked by people like you is: what in law is a personal injury? This is a very easy question for us to answer thanks to our 10 years plus as specialist personal injury lawyers.

    What in law is personal injury?

    A personal injury is either of the following:

    • A physical injury illness or disease
    • A physiological illness

    This could include things like:

    • Whiplash
    • Broken bones
    • Repetitive stain injury
    • Vibration white finger
    • Asbestos related injuries
    • Anxiety and depression

    In order to claim for any of these things, you must be able to prove that the injury you have sustained was caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence.

    Can I claim personal injury compensation?

    Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our main aim is to secure the maximum amount of compensation possible for people like you, who have been injured through no fault of their own. Sadly, there are some restrictions on who can apply for personal injury compensation they are as follows:

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    • Your injuries must have been sustained in the past three years
    • You must have evidence to support your claim
    • There must be someone else to blame for your injuries

    This is pretty much all you need to be able to file a compensation claim, although there is no guarantee that you will be successful in securing a settlement.

    Is it a good idea to claim personal injury compensation?

    You may be wondering if it is actually a good idea to file a claim for compensation, especially if your injury was sustained in the workplace. We would argue that, if you have been injured through no fault of your own and it has had a negative impact on your life, it is absolutely a good idea to make a claim.

    After all, you will be obtaining your settlement from an insurance company, not an individual, and you should not have to be out of pocket yourself due to someone else’s negligence.

    Furthermore, we offer no win no fee* representation, which means that you have little to lose, and everything to gain, by doing so, if you think that you really do have a good case for personal injury compensation.

    Why not give us a call and ask us yourself “What in law is a personal injury?” and let our team of experts help you to secure the compensation you deserve today. You can all us freephone from landlines by dialling 0800 689 0500. You can also call us by mobile on 0333 500 0993. Calls from mobile phones will be charged.

    Date Published: 2nd June 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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.