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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 claims for out of pocket expenses

    Whiplash claims for out of pocket expenses are important

    Whiplash injury claims are made every day by blameless victims of accidents, and whiplash claims for out of pocket expenses are just one part of the personal injury compensation claim business.

    Any injuries sustained in an accident that was not your fault can be claimed for, providing the accident happened in the previous three years.

    The compensation you receive is made up of two main part, general compensation and ‘special compensation’.

    General compensation for whiplash injury claims

    The general compensation is the amount you are awarded for the actual injury. The severity of the injury and how it has affected you life will be accounted for in this part of your claim.

    Special compensation for whiplash injury claims

    The special compensation is paid to cover any out of pocket expenses and losses you have incurred because of the accident, both date and in some cases for the future.

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    • Loss of earnings is an important factor if you are unable to return to your job.  The years you would have had left working need to be claimed for, and obviously this would be more for a younger person as they would have more working years left.
    • What if your injuries are so severe you can no longer carry out everyday tasks for yourself.  You may need help having a bath, looking after the children or maybe doing the housework.  It might only be a temporary situation, but it will still have to be paid for, and this can be recouped as part of your claim.
    • If your car is off the road because of the accident, you may have to take taxis to and from hospital appointments.
    • You could have extra medical costs such as prescription charges, which are not cheap these days. Or it could be that you need treatment that is not available quickly enough on the NHS.

    These are just some of the things special compensation may cover, any cost or loss can be claimed for, provided you have proof of them. Keep receipts and wage slips, and any other things such as credit card statements that show you have made the payments.

    Now you know about compensation, how do you get it?

    The simplest and quickest way to make a compensation claim is with Accident Advice Helpline.  We are experts in this arm of the law because it is what we have specialised in for the last 14 years, and we have helped countless victims get the compensation they were entitled to.

    Our website has a 30-second test, which will let you know if you qualify to make a claim, and if you do will give you an estimate of the amount you could be awarded for your injuries.

    Or call our friendly and helpful advisors on 0800 689 0500  They will help you all they can so that you can make an informed decision about continuing with a personal injury compensation claim.

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