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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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    Your compensation claim


    Your compensation claim

    There are times in life when we all need some support and if you have been the victim of someone’s negligence, which has caused an accident, you should make a compensation claim. There are many different types of accidents, which can give rise to successful claims.

    What accident compensation can you claim for?

    • You can make your compensation claim for your injury. A general guide to the kinds of injuries that are appropriate to take to the small claims court could include injuries lasting anywhere between 1-3 weeks with no long- term complications or minor scarring. This is not an exhaustive list and every case will be decided on its merits and on the medical evidence.
    • You can claim for loss of earnings. If you have been off work for any period of time because of your injury and you suffered loss of earnings, then these can be included within the claim.
    • You can claim for any other financial expenses as a direct result of your accident. These can include damage to your clothing, any travel expenses you incur going to and from your doctor, or payment for medication. Indeed, any loss which can be directly attributed to your accident, can be included within your compensation claim.
    • Important: You need to prove your loss, so be sure to keep your receipts.

    How long do you have to start your compensation claim?

    The common rule in compensation claim cases is that legal proceedings have to be commenced within three years of the date of the accident happening. There are some exclusions to this rule, so it is always a good idea to check with an expert.

    No-win, no-fee* claim with Accident Advice Helpline

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we can handle your claim from start to finish. We will ensure that the legal process runs as quickly and as smoothly as possible, and we will always work with your best interests in mind.

    Indeed, as one of the top law firms in the UK, there is no one better placed to get the maximum compensation you deserve. Even better, we handle every single case under the no-win, no-fee* agreement, and we never ask for any cash up-front.

    So why not chat to one of our advisers today and find out more about your compensation claim? Our initial advice is free, so you have nothing to lose. Simply dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.

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    Date Published: 18th March 2013

    Author: thewritersbarn

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