Accident compensation claims from personal injury
Accident compensation claims from personal injury are becoming more and more common in the UK. Whilst some people do not wish to claim compensation, may be because they think that accidents are just a part of normal life, the majority of people feel that if someone has caused them to be injured they are entitled to receive compensation. Some people start off thinking that they don’t want accident compensation from personal injury and then find that the injury is actually more inconvenient and affects their life more than they first realised. Then the injury starts to cost them money. This can be in the form of loss of wages, extra expenses for childcare and household help and personal care. The financial need to claim compensation becomes real and accident compensation claims from personal injury are commenced. Using a whiplash car accident injury as an example; the process of accident compensation claims from personal injury is set out below.
Accident compensation claims from personal injury – the process
The first call following the accident is obviously to family and friends to reassure them that you are all right. Whiplash symptoms often do not appear immediately at the time of the accident. That is why it is important to collect all the relevant details and contact details for everyone at the scene and involved in the accident even if you do not think that you are injured.
Typically, whiplash symptoms appear the day after the accident. They can include:
- Difficulty in turning the neck
- Pain in the neck area
Seek medical attention and get some medical advice about how best to manage your injury. At this stage many people also contact a specialist law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline. They have a team of professional advisors who are highly trained in whiplash injuries. They will be able to explain all about how the accident compensation claims from personal injury process works. They are also ready and waiting to answer your call now on their 24/7 helpline 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Accident compensation claims from personal injury – legal advice
Claiming compensation for a whiplash injury is a legal process. The best professional to handle this for you is a personal injury lawyer. Accident Advice Helpline can select just the right lawyer for you from our team of specialist lawyers located throughout the UK. Your personal injury lawyer will liaise with you over the telephone and it is unlikely that you will have to attend any meetings or appear in a court. Your lawyer will negotiate how much compensation you will receive. You will not find out the exact amount until your case is finally settled. All whiplash injuries and all accidents that cause them are different. Some cases take a long time to settle and some are resolved in a few months.
Date Published: 23rd April 2013
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Personal injury claims