The busy roads of Britain today do unfortunately play host to a number of road traffic accidents – some caused without blame, whilst others can be attributed to the negligence of another. If you have been involved in an accident whereby someone else was to blame, you may be entitled to receive compensation. In the case of whiplash injury you may wish to look into no win no fee whiplash claims.
Whiplash is a particularly painful yet common injury following a road traffic accident, caused by the sudden movement of the neck at the point of impact. Whiplash can result in sometimes severe muscle pain or spasms, restriction of movement, headaches, or even pain in your arms and shoulders. Left undiagnosed, the severity of whiplash may increase, so it is important to seek medical attention as soon as you can following an accident.
Am I eligible for no win no fee whiplash claims?
No win no fee whiplash claims can be made if someone else was to blame for your accident, it happened within the past three years and resulted in the need for medical attention. Accidents may include:
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances
- Uninsured drivers
- Failure to observe the rules of the road
- Careless or reckless driving
To confirm your eligibility, you can use a handy online tool such as Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second calculator, which will also give you an idea of how much compensation you may be entitled to claim.
I have been involved in an accident – what should I do?
If possible, it is useful to collect as much information as you can at the accident site in order to help your no win no fee whiplash claims. This may include:
- Contact details of the other driver
- Vehicle registrations
- Photographs of the vehicles involved along with any other conditions of note
- The details of any witnesses to the accident
In some cases, you will be too badly injured to be able to collate this information – in this instance, do not worry – your claim can still be made.
As soon as you can, you should get in touch with a compensation provider such as Accident Advice Helpline who will steer you through the claims process with understanding and sensitivity. Our highly trained and professional advisory team will make sure you feel supported at every step of the way, ensuring that you are represented by a legal team with specific expertise in whiplash claims.
Working with a network of over 190 legal partners, we are able to ensure you get the specialist legal attention your case deserves, and all on a no win no fee basis. As members of the Claims Standards Council and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, you are offered peace of mind that Accident Advice Helpline is a trusted and reputable compensation provider backed up by over ten years of experience in helping people just like you.
Date Published: 26th February 2013
Author: Sharon Parry