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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Van accidents in the UK

    Van accidents in the UK

    Compensation claims for van accidents in the UK

    Making a compensation claim for van accidents in the UK that are not the driver’s fault is a straightforward process. At the scene it is important to call the police and with the support of witnesses get to a place of safety. Take photographs at the scene and collect the contact details of the people who witnessed the accident. In addition, converse with the person responsible for the accident and take down their phone number, email address and home address.  After the accident you can go online and look into how to make a claim for compensation. Take our 30-second test to see if you can make a claim for van accidents in the UK.

    What next after van accidents in the UK

    If you experience an accident you might want to make a claim for compensation. One of the most common consequences of a road traffic accident is whiplash.

    Whiplash is a neck injury, which comes about after an unexpected jolt of the head frontwards, backwards or sideways. The forceful movement of the head harms the tendons and ligaments in the neck.  Symptoms of whiplash include:

    • Neck pain and tautness
    • Soreness of the neck muscles
    • Reduced and painful neck movements
    • Headaches

    Once an accident has taken place, the signs of whiplash often take (6-12 hours) to become apparent.  The neck tenderness and compression is frequently worse on the day after the injury and may get worse for several days afterwards.

    Making a claim for compensation

    It is a simple process to make a claim for compensation. Remember the more verification you have the better it will be for your claim. So for instance write down in detail what happened at the time of your accident and in the subsequent days or weeks. Make a note of any witnesses; they may be very beneficial in helping to establish who is at fault in the case of whiplash compensation. Take photographs of the accident at the time it happened, if you don’t have a phone with you or your phone doesn’t have a camera the probability are there will be someone around who has a phone and they will be content to help collect evidence of your injury. Visit your doctor and make sure a medical record is made of your injury and any consequent treatment you may have had to undergo. Remember to keep receipts for medical costs such as prescription charges and any other therapies you have had to help you recover from your injury. Accident Advice Helpline can help you put a claim together, so give them a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.

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    Date Published: 18th March 2013

    Author: thewritersbarn

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