Whiplash injury accident claims in Abertillery are just as prolific as they are in any other town, city or village here in the UK. In fact, because of the extraordinarily high number of claims that have been made, the UK has been christened the “Whiplash Injury Capital of Europe.”
The high cost of bogus whiplash claims
The concern is that the vast majority of these claims may have been bogus. Whiplash injury has unfortunately been targeted not only by unscrupulous individuals looking for some easy cash, but also by the organised crime fraternity. This has resulted in insurance companies having to pay out over £2 billion per annum, whilst the NHS has suffered too, providing over £8 million worth of treatment.
Whiplash injury accident claims in Abertillery
What it does mean is that in the meantime, insurance companies are viewing all whiplash injury accident claims in Abertillery, or indeed anywhere here in the UK with some scepticism. It means that in order to have even a bona fide, genuine claim accepted, it must be supported by certain proofs, including medical proof, any photographs available, and any witness statements, if available.
The Ministry of Justice is also considering reducing the statute of limitations. As with the statute for any other sorts of personal injury, the window for whiplash injuries stands currently at three years. In order to stop more people following the fashion and jumping on the bandwagon with bogus claims, this may be reduced. So if you are considering launching a claim, you are best advised to do it sooner rather than later.
Why not take our 30-second test?
You can find out approximately how much money you might receive in compensation by using the HOW MUCH calculator that you’ll find on our website’s homepage. By answering four basic questions, the calculator will be able to validate your claim in theory, and issue you with an estimate, all within just 30 seconds.
Our no-win, no-fee service
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we operate a no-win, no-fee injury claim service, which is recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen. We were in actual fact, one of the first specialist injury claim lawyers to launch this system.
You can find out more by visiting our website or calling our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 using any landline, or if using your mobile, by calling 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 16th May 2014