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Denmark Car Accident Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation?

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On this page, you will find a complete guide to claiming compensation after being involved in a car accident in Denmark. You will learn everything that you need to know about the reason why you might have a valid claim, and who might be liable to pay compensation for it. You will also find plenty of advice on how to get your claim started, and how to select a good solicitor.

If you find that you have some additional questions once you have finished reading this guide, all you need to do is speak to one of the Legal Expert team on 0800 073 8804. They will do their best to provide you with the answers that you need.

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A Guide To Making A Claim For A Car Accident In Denmark

This guide is aimed at educating people about the process of making a claim, for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident in Denmark. It contains all of the tips, advice and information that you will need, to be able to approach your own claim with the knowledge you need, to make the right decisions. The guide begins by providing valuable information related to getting medical treatment in Denmark as a UK citizen, as well as how to get in touch with the emergency services. It also covers your legal obligations at the scene of the accident, and a number of steps you can take in preparation for making your claim.

Further down the page, you will find information that relates to the claim process itself. This includes a detailed list of many of the types of damages that you may be able to claim, and also a table that contains real-world figures for amounts of compensation paid for a wide range of different injuries.

The last part of this guide covers the Legal Expert No Win No Fee accident and injury claims service. This is a simple and effective way to have a claim processed, and it is available to all residents of the UK. If you are ready to make your claim, or want to know more about the service we offer, speak to one of our team on the number at the end of this guide.

The Personal Injury Claims Time Limit In Denmark

ScenarioTime Limit
Personal injury.3 years.
Extension.3 years.
Maximum time allowed including extensions.10 years.

Contacts For Emergency Services In Denmark

Denmark road traffic accident statistics

Take a look at the graph above. It shows that Denmark actually has a quite high rate of fatal road traffic accidents compared to other countries. If you are involved in a car accident Denmark, you are going to need to know how to contact the relevant emergency services. There is some good news here. Denmark has adopted the emerging European standard, of deploying a unified emergency services number that is reached by dialling 112. When you call 112, an operator (English speaking), will go over your situation with you, and then dispatch any emergency services that are needed. You can also contact the emergency services directly, on the following numbers:

  • 114 – for the police.
  • 1813 – for medical emergencies.

There are also some minor emergency numbers, and you will find these detailed do the page at this link:

Denmark emergency numbers explained

Medical And Healthcare For Tourists In Denmark

Once you have contacted the emergency services and dealt with your car crash in Denmark, you will need to visit the hospital and have your injuries treated. There is some good news here as well. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) scheme covers Denmark. This is a reciprocal healthcare agreement between all countries that take part in this scheme. As long as you have your valid EHIC on you when you attend hospital in Denmark, you will receive reduced cost or free treatment, to the same standard as a person living in Denmark.

It is important that you understand that the EHIC scheme is not intended as a replacement for travel or health insurance. EHIC only covers you for emergency treatment, and basic medical procedures. If you require any treatment that isn’t covered by the EHIC scheme, you will need to have a valid insurance policy to cover the cost. If you don’t you are going to need to pay the fees out of your own pocket, and then attempt to claim them back when you make your compensation claim. You can find more information about getting medical care in Denmark as a UK citizen, at this link:

How to get medical treatment in Denmark as a UK citizen

What Should I Do If Injured In A Car Accident In Denmark?

If you have been involved in a Denmark car accident, there are a number of things that you are legally obliged to do, and also a number of things that are simply common sense, and these include:

  • You must, by law, exchange insurance details with every driver involved in the accident.
  • Another legal requirement is calling the police if a drive appears to be drunk or under the influence of drugs.
  • A further legal consideration is that if there is any contention over who was responsible for the accident, you are going to need a police report to help you prove that you were not at fault.
  • You must make sure that any injured people are not at risk of further harm, and that the emergency services have been notified.
  • You must also make sure that there are no hazards left on the road, so move vehicles to the curb, and make sure hazard lights are switched on.

These steps will take care of your legal obligations if you are involved in a car crash in Denmark. When you return to the UK, call Legal Expert on the number at the end of this page to start your claim.

I Had An Road Accident Abroad, What Should I Do?

In the section above, we discussed the things you need to do at the scene of the accident. In this section, you will find a list of things you can do that will help you to prepare for making a claim. Each of these steps has two purposes. Firstly, the actual benefits the step will give you. Secondly, each of them will also leave officially documented evidence of your injuries and the accident that caused them. Steps such as these will help:

  • Ensure that the police have been informed about the accident, and try to get the official incident number from them.
  • Visit the hospital to have your injuries treated, even if you think they don’t need the attention of a doctor.
  • Take photographs of the scene of the accident, and all of the vehicles involved.
  • Ask any witnesses to the accident for their contact details.
  • Begin to make a list of all of the losses that your injuries have caused you. These can be financial losses, or other losses such as having to cut your holiday short.

Taking steps such as these, makes processing your claim much simpler for us here at Legal Expert, and could also give you a higher probability of winning your claim. Speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of this page to proceed with your claim today.

How To Report Car Accidents In Denmark

Although there is no official legal process for reporting a car accident in Denmark, it is recommended that you make sure that the police know that an accident took place. Ideally, the police will come to the scene of the accident. The police will create an internal report, and they will make a decision on what happened, and who was to blame. This police report could be a key piece of evidence for your claim, if the driver which caused the accident decides to refute their liability in some way.

Legal Expert can help you to correlate evidence such as this police report, and also witness statements, to prove who was to blame in your accident. Please speak to one of our team on the number at the end of this page, to learn how we can be of help with this.

Can You Claim For Whiplash Injuries Abroad?

This single injury which is claimed for more often than others in the UK, is whiplash. Whiplash is very easily caused, by even minor vehicle collisions, and can be very hard to diagnose. A whiplash injury is generally a combination of multiple symptoms, rather than a specific injury to a definable party of the neck. Put simply; whiplash is usually a combination of muscle strain, nerve damage and other symptoms. This means it can also be very difficult to treat.

In the past, whiplash has been used as the basis for fraudulent claims. Because of this, whiplash claims are now examined closely for authenticity. Legal Expert has a solution for this. We can arrange for you to have a free, local medical examination. We will take the results of this examination, and submit them as evidence to prove the severity of your whiplash injury. Speak to one of our team on the number at the end of the page to arrange this. You may also like to check out this information that has been published by the NHS:

NHS information on whiplash: causes, diagnosis and treatment

What Can I Include In Claim For A Road Accident Abroad?

When you make a personal injury claim, if you are successful and receive a compensation settlement, it will be made up of several types of damages. Each of these types of damages is awarded for a separate aspect of your claim. However, they do all fit within one of two overall categories. These are special damages, to compensate you for non-physical aspects of your claim, such as financial or other losses. And general damages, to compensate you for the different kinds of pain and suffering the accident and your injuries have caused you. Typical types of damages that our settlement could consist of are:

  • Specials damages are paid to compensate you for financial or other losses:
    • Travel fees – if you have to pay for the cost of travel for either dealing with the claim itself (such as attending court) or to have your injuries treated.
    • Medical fees – if you require private medical treatment, and you have to pay the cost of this yourself.
    • Care costs – to compensate you for having to hire in-home help to maintain your home, or to hire in a nurse to take care of you at home.
    • Loss of earnings – if your injuries forced you to take time away from work, and you lost out on your salary/wages either totally, or partly.
    • Loss of future income – if you will have to change jobs or stop working altogether due to your injuries, and your future income will be lower.
    • Other loss – for example, if you had booked a holiday and had to miss it, and did not receive a refund.
  • Specials damages are paid to compensate you for physical harm:
    • Pain and suffering – for the pain caused by the accident, and also the pain you suffered receiving emergency treatment after the accident.
    • Mental trauma – for the shock of the accident.
    • Painful recovery – if you required an extended period of recuperation, which was painful for much of the time.
    • Psychological damage – for conditions such as anxiety, depression and PTSD.
    • Loss of life quality – if your injuries will leave you with a lowered quality of life, such as loss of a limb, loss of mobility, brain damage, etc.

To get an accurate indication of the types of damages that you may be able to claim in your own case, speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number below. Once they know a little about your injuries, they will be able to tell you what types of damages you could potentially pursue.

Car Accident In Denmark – Compensation Claim Calculator

We have not included a personal injury claims calculator on this page. They are generally very inaccurate, and give people the wrong idea about how much their claim may be worth. Instead, we have included the table below. This has been created based on the actual UK judicial guidelines for the amount of compensation awarded for a range of injuries.

Injury TypeSeverityCompensationInformation
Hand injuryMinor to seriousUp to £54,309The range of injuries will be from lacerations, bruises and cuts, through fractures and sprains, to the entire loss of one or both hands.
Wrist injuryMinor to severeUp to £4,190The range of injuries will be from cuts, bruises and burns, through sprains and muscle damage, to loss of function of the wrist.
Arm injuryModerate to severeUp to £114,839The range of injuries will be from soft tissue damage and lacerations, through fractures, nerves and muscle damage, to loss of the arm either below or above the elbow.
Finger injuryMinor to severeUp to £21,949The range of injuries will be from cuts and bruises, through sprains, dislocations and nerve damage, to complete loss of one or more fingers.
Thumb injuryMinor to severeUp to £48,049The range of injuries will be from cuts and bruises, through sprains, dislocations and nerve damage, to complete loss of one or both thumbs.
Back injuryMinor to severeUp to £141,179The range of injuries will be from damage to the soft tissue including lacerations and bruising, through damage to the muscles, nerves or vertebrae of the back, to complete paralysis.
Neck injuryMinor to severeUp to £130,089The range of injuries will be from damage to the soft tissue including lacerations and bruising, through damage to the muscles, nerves or vertebrae of the neck, to complete paralysis.
Toe injuryModerate to severeUp to £49,149The range of injuries will be from cuts and bruises, through sprains, dislocations and nerve damage, to complete loss of one or more toes.
Ankle injuryMinor to severeUp to £61,149The range of injuries will be from cuts, bruises and burns, through sprains and muscle damage, to loss of function of the ankle.
Foot injuryMinor to very severeUp to £96,149The range of injuries will be from lacerations, bruises and cuts, through fractures and sprains, to the entire loss of one or both feet.
Leg injuryMinor to severeUp to £119,249The range of injuries will be from soft tissue damage and lacerations, through fractures, nerves and muscle damage, to loss of the leg either below or above the knee.

If you speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number below, they will go over your claim with you, and then let you know how much you could potentially claim.

No Win No Fee Claims For A Car Accident In Denmark

Legal Expert can offer to process your claim under our No Win No Fee accident and injury claims service. This is available to everyone across the UK, and is a simple and effective way to get the compensation you are entitled to.

We don’t charge any fee to start working on your claim, and we don’t charge any fee for the whole time we are processing your claim. If we fail, and you don’t get any compensation at all, there is still no fee. However, when we do win you a compensation settlement, then we will take our pre-agreed fee out of the money we have received on your behalf. We will then give you the remainder. Speak to one of our team on the number below, to learn more about this claims service, and how we can help you.

Why Make Your Claim With Legal Expert?

Legal Expert is a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer, that has a proven track record of helping people to get the compensation they are entitled to, across the full range of claim types.

We will always try to get you the most compensation possible, but will never do anything that could put your claim at risk. You can always speak to us at any time by phone, to get an update on what we have been doing for you, or to ask questions about your claim. The answers we give will be free of legal jargon, so that we can be sure you understand what we are doing to help you.

Speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number below, so that we can start working on your claim today.

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Have you been involved in a road traffic accident while you were visiting Denmark? Do you need help making an accident claim? Legal Expert can act as your personal injury solicitor, and help you to get the compensation that is rightfully yours. Call us on 0800 073 8804 today, so that we can move your claim forward.

Local Advice For Tourists And Other Guides

British Embassy Copenhagen

Kastelsvej 36-40

2100 København

Denmark

Tel: +45 35 44 52 00

Web: www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-copenhagen

Opening times: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

You can read our full guide to road traffic accident claims here:

A guide to RTA claims

For information on claiming for an accident caused by a drunk driver, check this link:

How to claim for an accident caused by a drunk driver

We have published a guide to holiday accident claims in Denmark, here:

A guide to Denmark holiday accident claims

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