Has your coach trip been ruined by an accident? Are you wondering how much is paid for whiplash on holiday?
If you’re asking the question “How much is paid for whiplash on holiday?’ then the chances are that you already know that personal injury compensation is available if you are injured and somebody else was to blame. If you’ve been the victim of an accident on a coach trip on holiday, you need to get some expert legal advice from Accident Advice Helpline.
This article will aim to cater to both those who are asking the question of “How much is paid for whiplash on holiday?” and for general information about whiplash and compensation claims.
Firstly, we must discuss the issue of what whiplash is, as it is a term that is often thrown around without a full understanding of what it means. Whiplash is a non-medical term that is used to group together a number of neck muscle injuries caused when the neck undergoes jerking or jolting movements which damage these muscles.
When does whiplash commonly occur?
The most common instances of the kinds of movement that cause whiplash injuries come from road traffic collisions, where someone jolts forward in their seat due to an impact and then is jerked backwards quickly due to the seatbelt. This movement is most violent when the impact to the vehicle came from the rear, and it is for this reason that many whiplash sufferers are entitled to compensation. This kind of accident is more likely to be the fault of a vehicle which ran into theirs from behind. If you’re travelling on a coach these days, it’s normal to wear a seatbelt. A collision in a coach could be serious or your driver may just be heavy on the brakes.
When could you claim for whiplash?
As has already been touched upon, if you suffer from whiplash and somebody else was to blame, then that is when compensation may be available. However, what is also worth mentioning is how long you have to begin claims proceedings. It is worthwhile to make mention of this, as you actually have up to three years from the incident in question in which you can begin legal proceedings for compensation after you suffer whiplash.
Who can help you to claim?
The best way in which to bring this article back full circle, is to answer the question of who can help you to claim. Each compensation award will be dependent on the individual claimant’s case and this can be affected by who you trust to handle your claim.
If you want to be sure of getting all of the compensation that you deserve, then you need to call Accident Advice Helpline on either 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can ask one of our advisers, ‘How much is paid for whiplash on holiday?’ and find out more about the claim process.
Date Published: 12th October 2013
Author: Louise Thacker