Can you still make compensation claims for whiplash?
With stories appearing on a regular basis in the British press about compensation claims, it seems that some people are under the impression that making a claim for whiplash with our compensation lawyer in Leamington Spa is now an impossibility.
Why are there changes proposed?
Some see the claiming of compensation for whiplash as ‘easy’, with most people assuming that all claims are related to simple prangs in the car and that the ‘victim’ is not really a victim at all.
In fact, suggestions are that anyone involved in any kind of accident instantly lodges a compensation claim for whiplash. How the media measures who does and does not claim is not something they make clear but, research shows that as many as 70% of people who are eligible to make a compensation claim do NOT do so.
There may be changes planned but if you have suffered whiplash, you can still claim!
Many people know all too well the pain of whiplash. Even ‘light’ whiplash can cause a fair amount of pain but for those who suffer severe whiplash, the pain is excruciating.
It can be lead to tingling or numb hands, with painful shoulders and a neck that is not only painful but also immobile. Our compensation lawyer in Leamington Spa can help you if you have suffered a whiplash injury.
ANY accident can be claimed for, providing that…
- … the accident was NOT your fault
- … you received medical attention and treatment for your whiplash, along with any other injury you received
- … you are making a claim for compensation within 3 years of you being the innocent victim of an accident or incident
Time is of the essence!
With any injury, including whiplash, your lawyer in Leamington Spa will tell you that time is of the essence; in other words, even though you do have 3 years within which you can make a claim, if you do intend of claiming compensation, you are more likely to have a successful outcome if you lodge your complaint as soon as possible.
This is simply because time has a habit of dulling the sharpness of our memory and to get the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries, your lawyer in Leamington Spa has a much better chance of creating a successful case if they can do so with you, as soon as possible after the accident.
Have you suffered whiplash? If it wasn’t your fault, our lawyer in Leamington Spa could help; call us on 0800 689 0500 and start the conversation!
Date Published: 9th March 2014
Author: David Brown