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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Accident solicitor in Unst


    If you have suffered whiplash in a road traffic accident in Unst, you will need to be able to separate fact from fiction when it comes to making a whiplash compensation claim. Here are five little known facts about whiplash compensation claims.

    Fact #1: It is perfectly normal for your whiplash symptoms to appear weeks after your accident

    While some people feel immediate pain or discomfort following a road traffic accident, it is normal for the symptoms of whiplash to appear a few weeks after the accident. Common whiplash symptoms include pain, loss of movement and stiffness in the neck. You may also experience muscle spasms, headaches and pain in your arms.

    Fact #2: You can make a whiplash claim even if the other driver drove off and could not be traced by the police

    If the other driver drove off or provided you with false information, you can still make a compensation claim. The Motor Insurers’ Bureau will provide you with the compensation you deserve.

    Fact #3: You can make a whiplash claim even if the other driver was uninsured

    If the other driver did not have insurance, you can still gain whiplash compensation. Again, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau will settle your claim.

    Fact #4: Your compensation claim should not affect your insurance premiums

    Although there are some exceptions, such as cases where you were partly at fault for the accident, your compensation claim should not affect your insurance premiums. Your accident solicitor in Unst will not make contact with your insurance company. Instead, they will contact the other driver’s insurance company or the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.

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    Fact #5: Your accident solicitor in Unst will probably settle your claim out of court

    Only a small number of compensation claims reach court. This is because court cases are very costly and the other driver’s insurance company will wish to avoid court action where possible. Your accident solicitor in Unst will work hard to settle your claim out of court, enabling you to focus on making a full recovery.

    If you are seeking further advice on whiplash compensation claims, contact our experienced team of legal professionals. Simply call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and ask a friendly advisor to review your case. Alternatively, use our 30-second test.

    Date Published: 16th November 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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