We understand that ideally, each client would like to experience a fast compensation claim. Generally, these tend to be claims with a minimum of legal wrangling and a low settlement fee. However, in every case we undertake at Accident Advice Helpline, we do our utmost to ensure a settlement is reached in as little time as possible.
If you have been injured as a result of an accident that was not your fault, you may have grounds to expect a fast compensation claim. Find out what your options are by giving our friendly team a ring. They will quickly help you to establish whether your claim could be successful.
One of the most common, not to mention painful, type of claims that people make, is for whiplash injuries. Whiplash refers to a neck injury that happens as a result of your head being violently jolted either forward, back or to the side. The nature of a car accident means whiplash commonly affects both drivers and passengers who have been involved. Your neck is packed with supportive tendons and delicate connective material, joining muscle to bone. As you are flung forward during a crash, these are damaged, but you may not notice at first because symptoms can take up to twelve hours to fully develop. Your neck and head can both be affected; you may experience aches, tenderness and stiffness. Regardless of how you feel immediately after a road accident, always visit your GP. They can examine you and detect painful spots, muscle spasms or reduced mobility.
Accident Advice Helpline can also help you to make a claim if you have fallen over in the last three years, and it was not your fault. If your tumble took place on a street, you could make a claim against the local authority. They may have neglected to maintain the pavement, and loose paving slabs constitute a clear hazard. Also, if you fall or skid over in a supermarket, you can often make a claim for compensation. Possibly, the cleaner has left a wet patch on the floor and failed to clearly mark the area with a yellow warning sign, which can lead customers to walk onto a slippery surface and easily fall. Alternatively, if the large crates used to stack shelves have not been properly tidied away, you may walk into one by accident, finding yourself with a painful leg wound. These are all genuine circumstances in which you may be entitled to claim for compensation.
Finally, another way that people find themselves in need of a fast compensation claim is when they begin to suffer from RSI. Repetitive Strain Injury is a term used to explain a whole raft of symptoms that can cause acute pain in a sufferer. You can claim for RSI because it so often becomes an issue for staff that are desk bound and spend the majority of their time typing. In these circumstances, your employer should provide adequate breaks, or give you different tasks during the day, limiting the amount of time you are spending in a seating position.
If you want to make a claim or just find out more, give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline, free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: October 8, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Personal injury claims