The county of Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands had a population of over one million people in 2014. Bordered by South Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire, the county town is Nottingham. Once reliant on its malting, wool and coal mining industries, today most people work in Nottingham itself or commute to nearby cities, making the roads in the area busy.
If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident in Nottinghamshire, you might want to find out if you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. Nottinghamshire claims can be handled by any personal injury solicitor, and Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience helping people claim the compensation they deserve.
How have you been injured?
Road traffic accidents have the potential to lead to serious, life-changing injuries, but the most common injury experienced is actually somewhat less serious. Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are jolted suddenly forwards then backwards at the moment of impact during a collision. The muscles in the neck are damaged and you’ll suffer neck pain which can radiate into your shoulders or back. You may need to wear a neck brace, but most people recover from whiplash within a few weeks.
It’s likely that you will need to take some time off work, depending on your job, if you’ve suffered from whiplash, and you could make a personal injury claim and be compensated for your loss of earnings, if this has happened to you. Other Nottinghamshire claims we have handled over the years include:
- Claims for back injuries
- Head injury claims
- Claims for broken bones
- Crush injury claims
No matter how you have been injured, if the other driver is responsible for your accident, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Claiming the compensation you deserve
You deserve to be compensated if somebody else is at fault for your accident. Nottinghamshire claims are handled much the same as personal injury claims anywhere else in the UK. The good news is that most claims can be settled out of court, and Accident Advice Helpline doesn’t charge any upfront legal fees, handling claims on a 100% no win, no fee basis. There is a three-year time limit in place for all claims, which is why it’s always a good idea to seek legal advice as soon as possible after your accident.
Whether you’ve been rear-ended by a speeding driver or involved in a multi-car pileup on the motorway, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making a claim.
Date Published: 29th June 2014
Author: David Brown