Injured in an accident that was not your fault?
Find out how much compensation you could be entitled to...
If you've been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries, but at claimhelpline, we understand it's not always that simple.
Making a compensation claim can be daunting, and you may have lots of questions you need answered before you decide whether you're going to make a claim. We aim to give you all the information you need about personal injury claims in one place, and in plain English.
Compensation claims can be made for a wide range of injuries, from those caused at work, on the road or by using a faulty product. However uncommon you think your situation is, the chances are there have been similar cases before.
Usually, personal injury claims should be made within three years of the accident that caused the injury, and it's important to have medical evidence, so make sure you are checked out as soon as possible after the accident if you're thinking about making a claim.
The doctor who treated you will be able to give your solicitor copies of your medical records if necessary.
If you decide you want to claim compensation for an injury, the first step is to find a reputable personal injury solicitor.
We can help you understand if you're eligible to claim compensation, and find the best personal injury solicitor to handle your claim (based on their experience and location). We also have legally trained advisors so you can be sure you're getting the right information from the very start.
Your solicitor will usually be able to work for you on a 'no win no fee' basis and will keep you up to date with the progress of your claim. They are required to report progress to you at least monthly and when there are any developments with your case.
They'll work hard to get you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible and do everything they can to make the process hassle-free.
The amount of compensation you'll receive if your claim is successful depends on a number of things, including the severity of your injuries, and whether you've lost money as a result of being injured. For example, if you've had to take time off work to recover and have lost out on wages, the amount you receive will cover this financial loss.
"I was kept up to date through-out with letters and telephone calls"
Mr. Chaplin, Age 65 won £2,700 following a slipping accident
How long will making a claim take?
This varies from case to case. Many lower value claims are settled in a matter of months.
You're in safe hands. claimhelpline is a service from National Accident Helpline, the the UK's biggest and most experienced claims company.