What is personal injury compensation?
Personal injury compensation is money awarded to somebody like you, who has been involved in an accident that wasn't their fault. It’s a financial settlement that covers the cost and impact your accident and injury has had on your life and may continue to have in the future.
Here at National Accident Helpline, we believe that it is important for you to be compensated if you have suffered an injury through no fault of your own. That's why we've spent 22 years helping and supporting people like you, who need advice about making a claim.
Can you claim compensation?
We know that many people are unsure whether they can claim compensation after an accident and may feel hesitant about contacting us in case they feel pressured into claiming.
We'll never pressure you into making a claim - we simply want to give you the advice you need about making a compensation claim. So if you're wondering whether you can claim compensation, we recommend contacting us on for free onto get an answer based on your experience.
To give you an idea, if you answer yes to the three questions below then it's likely we can help you and that you are eligible to claim compensation. In that case, we recommend calling us when you're ready to start your claim or to speak over the phone.
Three step compensation checker
- Did your accident happen within the last three years?
- Was the accident somebody else's fault?
- Were you injured as a result of the accident?
If you've answered yes to all three questions, you may be able to claim compensation. Contact us onto find out for sure or to start your case.
If you'd prefer to find out more without making a call, you can speak to one of our advisors via our live chat service by clicking on our ‘live chat’ button at the bottom of this page.
How much compensation could you receive?
Your compensation amount is completely unique to you because your solicitor negotiates your settlement based on your experience and the impact your injury has had on your life.
This means that at the time of your call with us, we're not able to advise you how much your final settlement may be, because all accidents and injuries affect people in different ways.
How is your claim calculated?
To give you an idea of how your compensation amount is calculated, below is a list of things that are considered during your claim:
- The severity of your injury and the time it will take to recover
- Whether your injury will continue to affect your life
- The length of time you've taken off work because of your injury and whether it will affect your ability to work in the future
- Any care you've received, even from a family member
- Any adaptations to your home, car or life you've had to make
- Any medical expenses, from physiotherapy to prescription costs and even travel expenses
Calculate your compensation
If you're looking for an estimation of how much your compensation amount might be, try our industry-leading compensation calculator.
Our calculator is an online tool that asks you some questions about your experience, then provides an approximate value of your case.
But don’t worry, using our compensation calculator doesn’t mean you’re obliged to start a claim and any details you give are completely secure. We take your privacy and protection very seriously; you can read more about how we protect your information here.
What's involved in making a claim?
We all want to know what we're getting into when we start something new. Claiming compensation is no different. That's why our legally trained service advisors are prepared to give you all the information you need before you make any decisions. That includes giving you free advice about making a claim without the pressure of starting one.
Because there’s no obligation to make a claim when you contact us, the simplest way to find out if you can claim compensation and what's involved in making a claim is to give us a call for free on. That way we can assess your situation based on your individual experience.
We do also have a page dedicated to the claims process so that you can find out what to expect before you start your case.
As the UK's most trusted personal injury specialist, you can be sure that we'll try to make the process of starting your claim as simple and stress-free as possible; including taking the stress out of finding the right specialist no win no fee solicitor.
What are the different kinds of compensation claim?
Over our 22 years, we've helped thousands of people find out if they have compensation claims, for a broad range of accident types.
Although some compensation claims are more common than others, we're able to help you make a claim for almost any accident that that caused you an injury in the last three years and wasn't your fault.
To read more about the types of compensation claims we've worked with please click on any of the bullet points below:
- Accidents at work
- Road accidents
- Slips or falls
- Falls in public places
- Medical negligence
- Accidents in your home
- Serious or life-changing accidents
If you've been injured as a result of someone ignoring their responsibilities or acting negligently, then you may be able to make a compensation claim. We can help you know for sure.
Will claiming cost you anything?
All of our solicitors can handle your compensation claim on a no win no fee basis. That means if your claim is unsuccessful you don't need to worry about paying expensive legal fees, because you won't pay a penny. Making your claim with us is risk-free.
If your claim is successful, you'll have already agreed on a fee with your solicitor when you started your claim. This fee will then be paid from your compensation, meaning no nasty surprises or unexpected costs.
There are rare occasions when we're unable to offer a no win no fee agreement. But as we help thousands of people, just like you, make successful no win no fee claims every year, it's unlikely that these exceptions will apply to you. You can be sure that if you're not eligible for a no win no fee agreement, your solicitor will let you know at the start of the process so you can choose whether or not to go ahead.
Getting in touch
If you’d like to talk about your accident or starting a compensation claim, all it takes is a free, confidential phone call on. Or, if you'd prefer, we can call you. Just fill in our short call back form below and we'll phone you back.
We'll then talk you through the process of making an accident compensation claim in an advisory, no obligation chat. We'll ask you a few simple questions about your circumstances and how you have been affected.
If we think you have a case, we'll let you know and ask your permission to transfer you to one of our specialist personal injury solicitors. Your solicitor will be able to give you a clearer idea of how much compensation you might receive if your claim is successful.