If you’ve been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, perhaps you are thinking about claiming compensation for an accident by making a personal injury claim. If this is the first time that you have had an accident and were injured, there is some general information below that you may find useful. It covers some tips and the information that you may not have known about accident claims.
Get a medical diagnosis before claiming compensation for an accident
So that you are able to get the compensation you deserve, you will need to have any injuries diagnosed by a doctor. If you’re unable to document your injuries, you could have trouble claiming compensation for an accident. So going to see a doctor quickly after your accident is essential.
Information regarding whiplash accident claims
This is one of the most common problems that someone experiences after they have been in car accident. Whiplash occurs when a car is struck from behind or when a car has been hit from the side. It’s like a sprain injury to the soft tissue in the back and neck ligaments.
Whiplash manifests itself through continuous discomfort in the neck and back. This kind of injury shouldn’t be treated lightly. Even though whiplash can happen at relatively low speeds, this kind of injury can really impair a person from functioning normally. Unless it gets treated, it can be a problem for a long time.
Claiming compensation for an accident
As many people know, the car accidents which happen at high speeds have the ability to cause really serious injuries. Victims of these kinds of accidents may need to seek compensation to cover long-term medical care and support.
If this is something that has happened to you, it’s a good idea to have an expert solicitor represent you, as the cases often become quite complex.
You should look for a law firm that has experience in handling personal injury claims and has a proven track record of success. You are going to find a lot of websites where people have given their testimonials of different solicitors. However, a good place to go is right here at Accident Advice Helpline. We have a team of specialist solicitors who are ready to help you get the maximum compensation you deserve.
Chat to Accident Advice Helpline about claiming compensation for an accident
To find out more, and to ask about our no-win, no-fee* service, why not give us a call? Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. Our initial advice is free.
Date Published: 9th December 2012
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Personal injury claims