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Accident claims

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Accident claims

Claims for accident compensation

An accident claim for compensation can be brought if you have suffered an injury in an accident that was not your fault, and you can prove that the accident was caused by someone else.

For more information about accident claims please select one of the links below:

Types of accident claims

An accident claim can be brought for any type of accident whether you are injured at work, in a public place, or on public or private property. Accidents at work can range from slips, trips and falls, which can be easily prevented but can cause serious injuries, through to fatal injuries caused by faulty or incorrectly operated machinery.

Other types of accidents include of course, road traffic accidents, assaults at work, and even accidents suffered by serving Armed Forces Personnel. To read more about our depth of knowledge and experience in dealing with your type of accident claim, please visit our types of accident compensation claims page.

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Proving your accident claim is valid

Unfortunately, accidents happen every day and many can leave the victim with serious or even fatal injuries. However, in order to bring an accident claim for compensation, you must be able to prove that your injuries were a direct result of the accident and that the accident was the fault of someone else.

This is called negligence, which is the term applied to fault or wrongdoing where someone owes another person the duty to take care and not cause an accident.

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Accident compensation

If you have suffered injury in an accident, you may have several reasons why you would wish to make an accident claim.

Special damages

Damages paid to you in a successful accident claim that cover actual out-of-pocket costs, such as loss of earnings, loss of pension, damage to a car, clothing, medical bills, etc. is called special damages.

General damages

Secondly, you may wish to make an accident claim for the actual pain and suffering that you have endured because of your injuries. General damages may also include accident compensation for the changes you have incurred in your quality of life resulting from the accident.

Negligent person or organisation

Yet another reason you may wish to pursue an accident claim is to make sure that someone else does not suffer unnecessarily as you have done. Often an accident is completely preventable had the negligent person or organisation done the necessary risk assessments and corrected areas that are presenting a hazard.

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Time limits for making accident claims

There is normally a three-year period for making an accident claim for compensation. This period is known as the limitation period. There are however several exceptions which relate to the age of the victim, the type of injury, and even discretionary ruling by the Court.

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Our accident claim lawyers

Our accident claim lawyers form part of the most experienced personal injury law firm in the UK. To read about some of their successful accident claim cases visit their pages:

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Making an accident claim for compensation

If you or a member of your family has suffered an injury in an accident, you may have a valid accident claim for compensation.

Clear Answers has the specialist experience to help you make an accident claim for compensation.

Different rules may apply if your claim is pursued outside the Courts of England and Wales.

Please go to our costs and risks section for more detailed information on these and how Clear Answers will handle your claim and funding.

Please contact Clear Answers’ solicitors on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our representatives about your accident claim. Alternatively, please complete an on-line accident claim form. One of our representatives will contact you as soon as possible to discuss whether you have a valid accident claim for compensation.

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