If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident that occurred in the last 3 years’, you may find yourself considering making a compensation claim in Princes Risborough. You’ll find the area has plenty of legal firms for you to choose from; but before you contact one, it always pays to make yourself familiar with the terms surrounding compensation claims.
Making a compensation claim in Princes Risborough
To start making a compensation claim in Princes Risborough you will find you have a number of solicitors and legal firms who can help you. In order for them to deal with your case your accident needs to fit into the following three categories:
- The accident must have happened within 3 years of the date that you make your claim. This is the boundary set by current legislation.
- The accident must have involved a third party and they must be be able to be proved responsible for your accident
- You must have obtained medical help for your injuries
What type of injury can you claim for?
Personal injury law firms will have dealt with all sorts of injury claims. One of the most commonly seen claims is that for an injury called whiplash. Whiplash is the name for an injury that occurs when someone has been involved in a motoring accident. Correctly, whiplash can only occur when you have been hit by another vehicle from behind; but injuries of a similar nature can occur during other accidents and are treated in the same way.
Symptoms of whiplash include stiffness of the neck, headaches and back pain. Broken limbs that occur from slips, trips and falls and are another common personal injury for which people make compensation claims. One of the more uncommon after effects of an accident is emotional trauma.
What is emotional trauma?
Emotional trauma is the after effect of the shock created by the accident. Victims find that their day-to-day activities are affecting by anxiety and/or panic and depression. This kind of emotional damage can take months to heal and is grounds for a compensation claim.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to find out more about making a compensation claim in Princes Risborough, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline and talk to a trained professional.
Our personal injury team will be happy to provide any help you need and, if you choose to make a claim, we can help you on a no-win, no-fee basis so there will be no upfront fees to pay.
To find out more now, just contact us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll be on hand to help.