FAQ: Making a whiplash compensation claim
If you’ve been in a Gedling car accident, you may be wondering about your rights to claim compensation.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have fourteen years of experience answering common questions about compensation, and field over 25,000 claims-related enquiries a month. Below, we answer the questions we are commonly asked pertaining to whiplash, giving you the advice you need to make a decision about moving forward with a claim.
Who can make a claim after a Gedling car accident?
Regardless of whether you were the driver or passenger, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim if you were not to blame for the accident. If someone else’s negligence has caused the accident, under UK law this constitutes grounds to make a claim, and you have up to three years after the accident to act upon it.
How much can you claim for whiplash?
Whiplash is a very common injury to develop after a car accident. That said, it is also a highly individualised injury, as the scale on which it develops is quite wide. To get an idea of how much you could be owed, you can use our simple online claims calculator. By entering some background information about the accident and injury, you can see a rough quote in just thirty seconds. It’s important to remember that in addition to the injury itself, you can also make a claim for effects it has had, such as lost income, the cost of treatment, childcare and so forth.
How much does it cost to make a compensation claim?
One of the primary worries about making a claim is cost. Many people suffering with an injury unexpectedly are facing mounting medical bills and potentially a loss of earnings due to time off work, all of which can create massive financial strain. At Accident Advice Helpline, our ‘no win, no fee*’ agreement is one way in which we aim to reduce this strain. By undertaking cases on this conditional payment policy, we don’t require any money upfront, which means no deposit is needed from you to get a claim under way.
How long does it take to receive the money?
The amount of time it will take for you to be awarded the settlement depends on a number of things, such as whether the case has to go to trial. It can often be the case that a personal injury solicitor will reach an out of court settlement, expediting the time it takes to receive a settle significantly.
With a high success rate that results in £30 million being awarded and a nationwide network of solicitors, Accident Advice Helpline is the clear choice. To find out more about how we can help you with your Gedling car accident claim, call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 13th June 2014
Author: David Brown