Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault some time in the last three years? Did your injuries need the attention of a medical professional? Did your injury turn out to be whiplash?
Victims who find themselves in this situation should make whiplash accidents claims against the people who were responsible, using the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline to help them.
Injuries can vary greatly, from minor to major. Minor injuries could be cuts, bumps and bruises, and major injuries could be head injuries, being paralysed or even death, any of which would change lives forever.
Because everybody is different, that means that every accident and injury are different as well. Even if they suffer the same injury, two different people could react totally differently from one another. So some people will cope better than others, when it comes to a life changing injury.
Why victims should make whiplash accidents claims
If someone else is to blame for your accident and injury, then they should compensate you for your pain and suffering and for any extra expenses you have had to bear because of the accident. It is unfair that you should be worse off financially because someone else caused you to be injured
UK law says that if someone causes you an injury through no fault of your own, then they should be held responsible and pay you compensation. It is not just the UK that recognises that victims should be compensated though, most countries world wide have some sort of system in place for personal injury claims.
The criteria in the UK for making a claim is quite simple, it is:
- Your injuries must have been severe enough to need medical attention
- The accident must have happened within the last three years
- Someone else must have been to blame for the accident
- You must have sustained injuries in the accident
This criteria applies to most of the accident claims, although there are some exceptions to these rules, for example, an industrial illness claim, the time limit for that is longer than the 3 years as stated above, it is 3 years from the date you are diagnosed. Or if you were under 18 at the time of the accident when you have until your 21st birthday to claim.
Accident Advice Helpline deal with whiplash accidents claims
We have a reputation for putting your needs first, for dealing with you openly and honestly and providing a top quality customer service that equates to one of the highest success rates around for personal injury compensation claims.
You could make contact by completing our 30-second test which not only lets you know if you qualify to make a claim, but also gives you an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
Or you could call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak with our friendly and helpful advisers, to get answers to any questions they have about making a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 3rd May 2014
Author: Louise Thacker