If you’re unsure about where you stand when it comes to making a claim after an accident, you’re not alone.
Get the information you need with our helpful whiplash claims guide
In fact, statistics reveal that 7 out of 10 people that could make a compensation claim fail to do so, and miss out on a settlement as a result. If you’ve suffered a minor case of whiplash, this could be a few hundred pounds, but if you’ve suffered a serious instance, you could be missing out on tens of thousands of pounds!
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re committed to making sure everyone receives the money they are entitled to after an accident, which is why we have compiled the below whiplash claims guide. It provides answers to common questions pertaining to compensation claims, and includes helpful information that all road traffic accident victims should be privy to:
Why claim financial compensation?
If you’ve been in an accident and have suffered whiplash, you could be facing a number of unexpected costs. Prescriptions and medical treatment, travel to and from appointments and other expenses can rack up quickly, and especially if you’ve had to take unpaid time off work to recover, you could find yourself struggling to pay the bills.
You shouldn’t be left to pay for these and other costs out of pocket if you’re suffering a painful injury through no fault of your own, and you can make sure you’re remunerated accordingly by making a claim for compensation. The law states that if you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have a right to make a claim, but aside from being a legal right, claiming compensation is the morally right to do. If someone else’s negligent actions have left you struggling and suffering, they should be held responsible and made to pay, not you.
Who can claim financial compensation?
You can make a claim if you were not responsible for your accident. You must be the innocent party in the accident that caused your injury, and it must have taken place within the past three years. As an example, if you had the right of way and another driver entered a roundabout unsafely and caused a collision, under UK law, you can make a compensation claim for whiplash sustained in this accident.
How much can you receive in compensation?
The amount you can potentially receive depends on a number of factors, such as if you’ve had to take time off work to heal, and the extent of the medical attention you’ve received. To get a rough idea of what you could be entitled to, take thirty seconds to fill in our online claims calculator, and see an estimate of damages right away.
To learn more about the points mentioned in this whiplash claims guide, contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 18th April 2014
Author: Louise Thacker