It was founded in 2000 to supply harm victims access to justice in the wake of the Woolf reforms which noticed the government withdraw authorized aid for private harm circumstances.
Before 1998, personal damage victims had the option to claim compensation utilizing authorized assist, which was also out there for a variety of different sorts of civil litigation.
When the Woolf reforms came into impact, the concept of ‘no win no price’ (the colloquial name for the Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA) was born.
Now, if somebody is injured through no fault of their very own, whether it be in a automobile crash, an accident at work or a slip, trip or fall in a public place, they can instruct a lawyer to pursue their compensation claim for them. The no win no charge agreement implies that there isn't any threat to the applicant: in the event that they win, the dropping defendant pays their value, in the event that they lose the case themselves, their solicitor writes off his authorized costs.
Accident Recommendation Helpline got here into being on the advent of no-win, no-fee. As legal help was phased out for private damage instances, the federal government also stopped allocating sources to the promotion of this legal right. That is where claims administration firms like AAH took up the slack as a way to promote the service which was out there to non-public harm victims.
Initially primarily based in the West End with only a handful of employees, the corporate first moved to Golders Green and then to their own bigger premises in Stanmore, on the outer fringes of North-West London.
In its early days, the corporate mainly provided companies to victims of street traffic accidents who wished to make private injury claims for afflictions reminiscent of whiplash.
Now boasting a workforce of over 150, Accident Recommendation Helpline caters for purchasers wishing to make any type of private injury compensation declare: every thing from accidents at work to slips and trips, vis much less frequent claims equivalent to sports accidents and vacation accident claims.
The corporate is endorsed by Esther Rantzen, effectively known as a champion of consumer rights and a prominent campaigner for entry to justice. A former presenter of BBC TV’s That’s Life! And founder of the youngsters’s charity Childline, she has been a prominent determine in the British media for effectively over thirty years. She has been with the company since 2003.