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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."

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    Whiplash claim guide


    Are you confused about your rights to compensation? You need Accident Advice Helpline!

    Many people aren’t aware of their legal entitlements after an accident, while others feel intimidated or guilty about the process. Don’t let this happen to you, as you could find yourself missing out on thousands of pounds in compensation! We’ve compiled this helpful, jargon-free whiplash claim guide to help you better understand the process, your rights and where you stand after being involved in an accident.

    Who can claim compensation for whiplash?

    You can make a claim for compensation if you’ve suffered whiplash in an accident that was not your fault. Under UK law, if another party’s negligence has lead to you sustain an injury, you have a right to make a claim. For example, if you were stationary at traffic lights and the vehicle behind you failed to brake and caused a collision, you may suffer whiplash in the accident. Under these circumstances, you were not at fault, and so would be within your rights to make a claim.

    How do you pay for legal care after an accident?

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we don’t believe you should be left struggling to pay legal bills on top of medical bills after an accident, so we undertake all cases on a ‘No Win, No Fee* basis’. This means there’s nothing payable upfront, so you don’t have to part with a deposit to get your claim underway.

    How much do you receive for a whiplash injury?

    The amount each whiplash victim receives varies, and is dependant on a number of factors such as the severity of the whiplash, the costs of treatment involved, the impact the injury has had on your ability to work and so forth. To get a rough idea of what you could receive, there’s a convenient online claims calculator that will provide you an estimate in just thirty seconds. You can also call our helpline and discuss your case in confidence, as we have a number of helpful claims advisers standing by to help.

    What about accidents that happened some time ago?

    You have up to three years after an accident to make a claim for the injuries sustained within it.

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    Can you guarantee to win my case?

    Accident Advice Helpline is one of the UK’s leading personal injury law firms, and we have specialised in this sector for over fourteen years. We help award over £30 million a year, and are proud of this high success rate. We’ll provide you with an honest assessment of your case before pursuing any legal action, and then one of our lawyers will build a strong case to ensure the best chances of a successful settlement.

    To learn more about the facts in this whiplash claim guide, or to ask questions, contact an Accident Advice Helpline claims adviser today on 0800 180 4123.

    Date Published: 18th April 2014

    Author: Louise Thacker

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.