Road accident claims advice

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Scooter & Moped Injury Compensation - No Win No Fee

Find out if you have a scooter or moped accident injury claim. Online compensation calculator. Step-by-step guide. Claim compensation now.

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What can I claim for in an injury claim? Complete list

If you have suffered an injury that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim compensation. But what exactly can be included in your claim?

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Road Accident Compensation Claims - What You Need To Know

Find out if you can claim for a road accident. Calculate your injury compensation online. Read our key steps guide or call free on 0800 488 0618.

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How long will my personal injury compensation claim take?

How long do different types of injury claim take? What can delay your claim? Can you speed it up. and when will you get your compensation? Find out here.

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Does Dash Cam Footage Help if Making an Injury Claim?

Dash cams are helping motorists provide crucial evidence of what or who caused an accident - but can the evidence support an injury claim?

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Can I claim injury compensation if there were no witnesses?

Witnesses to your accident can support an injury claim. If there were no witnesses, a case can often still be constructed. Find out how.

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What are general and special damages in an injury claim?

Damages is a legal term for compensation awarded to an injured person. We explain the difference between 'general' and 'special' damages in an injury claim.

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What happens during an injury claim medical examination?

Your personal injury claim will need to be supported by medical evidence. You may need to attend a medical. What happens during the examination?

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Should I accept a pre-medical offer in an injury claim?

Accepting a pre-medical offer from an insurer is risky and could mean that you under-settle your claim. Here's what you need to know to get the best settlement.

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When's the best time to accept an injury compensation offer?

Most insurance companies make a low initial offer but some make a high initial offer. When, strategically, is the best point to accept a compensation offer?

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I've been injured so why won't a solicitor take my claim on?

You may have a strong personal injury claim on paper. So why will some solicitors turn you away, and how do you get a solicitor to take on your case? Find out here.

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What should I do if I think I have whiplash?

If you think you have whiplash from a road accident, the following information will maximise your chances of a successful personal injury claim.

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How likely am I to win a personal injury compensation claim?

Many people start an injury claim with no idea of how likely they are to win. We explain how you can assess your chances of winning your claim. Read more.

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Can I make a personal injury claim for someone else?

A compensation claim may be made on behalf of a child or adult who is unable to conduct their own claim. Find out more.

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Can I get interim injury compensation payments?

If you suffer immediate financial difficulty after an injury, you could get an interim payment. Find out if you would qualify and what you need to know.

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How often do injury claims go to court and what if they do?

Many people are reluctant to make an injury claim as they are worried about going to court. What percentage of claims go to court and what happens when they do?

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Making an injury claim after a crash with an uninsured driver?

Drivers injured in an accident with an uninsured or untraceable driver can still make a compensation claim via the MIB. This is how to go about it.

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Should I claim whiplash compensation through my insurance?

FCA research revealed claimants get on average three times more compensationby claiming through a solicitor, rather than their insurance company. Read more.

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Can I claim for an injury as a victim of a 'Crash for Cash'?

Do you suspect you are the victim of a 'crash for cash' insurance scam? Here's how to avoid the trap and claim compensation if you have been injured.

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Can I get Legal Aid for a personal injury claim?

Legal Aid is no longer available for personal injury claims. No win, no fee agreements now take the financial risk out of making a claim. Find out more.

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Will I have to pay tax on my injury compensation award?

Injured people do not usually pay tax on injury compensation. There are exceptions, however. Find out more.

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Claiming compensation with the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB)

The Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) exists to compensate people injured by uninsured or untraceable drivers. Here's how to make a claim through the MIB.

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Can I claim if an injury made a medical condition worse?

It is possible to pursue a personal injury compensation claim if an accident made a pre-existing medical condition worse. Find out more.

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How do I make a group (multi-party) personal injury claim?

A group claim is when multiple people, injured or made ill in the same incident, claim compensation from the same defendant. Here's what you need to know.

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The difference between a 50:50 and a 'knock for knock' claim

A 50:50 personal injury claim is is fundamentally different to a 'knock for knock' agreement. Find out how.

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Can I claim for an injury if partly to blame for an accident?

If you were partly to blame for an accident, you can still claim 'split-liability' injury compensation. Here's how to go about it.

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Can I claim compensation if injured on a motorway?

If you have been injured in an accident on a motorway that was not your fault, here's how tro claim financial compensation.

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What happens when claims fall out of the RTA protocol?

Most road accident claims follow the 'Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims'. If no settlement is reached, a different process is then followed.

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Can I claim if injured on a bus when I wasn't seated?

If you were injured on a bus when you were standing up, or not properly seated, you can still claim compensation. Here's what you need to know.

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Can I claim compensation if injured crossing the road?

If you were injured crossing the road you may be able to claim compensation. Read more about the duty of care drivers owe to pedestrians and how to claim.

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What should I do if a road injury claim is made against me?

If you were involved in a road traffic collision that another driver claims was your fault, you may find yourself being sued. Here's what you need to do.

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Will dealing direct with insurers speed up my injury claim?

If you are injured your insurer may make you an immediate compensation offer. Should you accept it or speak to a solicitor? Get the facts here.

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Judicial College Injury Tables 2019

The following Judicial College guidelines show the general damages compensation payable to claimants for injuries in 2019.

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Can a pedestrian claim compensation if injured when drunk?

If you were injured as a pedestrian and had been drinking alcohol, an injury compensation claim is still possible. Find out how.

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Can I claim injury compensation if it was an accident?

People might not claim for an injury they think was an accident. Legally speaking, accidents are rare and a claim may be possible in any event. Find out how.

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What if there is uncertainty over blame for my injury?

If you have been injured but don't know who is responsible, a claim is usually still possible. The process will depend on the type of claim. Find out more.

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What can I do to speed up my personal injury claim?

Personal injury claims can take months or even years. Find out what you (as a claimant) can do to speed up your compensation claim.

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Injured as a car passenger? Here's a checklist of what to do

If you have sustained an injury as a car passenger, there are a few critical steps you need to take if you want to claim compensation. See our checklist.

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Do I need a medical diagnosis to make a whiplash claim?

Minor cases of whiplash are often self-treated with painkillers. Injured people often don't visit a GP. To make an injury claim, do you need a formal diagnosis?

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What are the causes and symptoms of whiplash?

Whiplash often occurs after a sudden impact such as in a car accident. The vigorous movement of the head damages ligaments and tendons in the neck. Read more.

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How does the Highway Code relate to a road injury claim?

The Highway Code is a set of rules created for UK road users to reduce the risk of road traffic accidents. Here's how it affects injury compensation claims.

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Common misconceptions and errors that injury claimants make

When making a personal injury claim, there are many potential pitfalls that could you catch out or even affect the outcome of the case.

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Critical things to do after a road accident - checklist

Whether the accident was your fault or not, there are a number of critical things to do immediately after the accident. Read our checklist.

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How long does a whiplash injury claim take?

Simple RTA claims where liability is accepted typically settle in 4-7 months. More complex cases will take longer. Find out more.

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Can I claim if injured by an untraceable hit and run driver?

Drivers injured in an accident with an untraceable or uninsured driver can still make a compensation claim via the MIB. This is how to go about it.

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Should I set up a Personal Injury Trust?

Many claimants are shocked to learn that their benefits may be affected if they receive compensation. The solution may be to set up a PI trust. Here's how.

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Can I make an injury claim if I hit a car that braked suddenly?

If you were injured when the driver in front braked suddenly and without warning, can you claim injury compensation? In some cases, yes. Find out more.

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What if I cannot work as a result of an injury?

If you find yourself unable to work as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim loss of past and future earnings. Here's what you need to know.

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How will a personal injury claim affect my benefits?

If you receive compensation for an injury and are on state benefits, your compensation award could affect your benefits. Find out how.

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Do I have to use my insurance company's injury solicitor?

Following an accident, insurers typically pressure injured people into using their recommended solicitors. Here's what you need to be wary of.

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Will I need a medical if claiming injury compensation?

A medical exam is necessary in a personal injury claim to assess the extent of your injuries and the long-term effect they may have on your life. Read more.

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Personal Injury Glossary

Find more information about key personal injury terms in the Personal Injury Glossary.