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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

    Whiplash claims


    Whiplash claims have been given bad press over the years, but if you have genuinely been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t let that put you off making a claim for compensation. It is your right to claim for injuries received in an accident that was not your fault and whiplash injuries can be extremely debilitating. You may need ongoing treatment, and if you have to travel to and from hospital, or pay money for medical appointments, you’ll be in need of some extra cash. Whiplash claims are something that Accident Advice Helpline is used to handling – in fact, we have over 16 years’ experience.

    If you have suffered whiplash after a road traffic accident or even after a slip, trip or fall, we’re here to make sure that you get the compensation you are entitled to. With this in mind, now is the time to talk to Accident Advice Helpline about starting a claim for compensation. Get in touch and tell us about your injuries.

    What’s the process for claiming?

    You won’t know how to make whiplash claims unless you’ve been in the unfortunate position of having to make one before. That’s why you need to come to the experts. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we like to keep everything as simple and stress-free as possible. You can call us and speak to our personal advisors and they will explain the ins and outs of making a claim. You won’t believe how straightforward it is to claim – there’s no complicated paperwork to fill in. We do all the hard work for you. You’ll need to get in touch with us within three years of your accident, and our expert advisors will have plenty of questions to ask you to check your eligibility to make a claim.

    Whiplash claims are no more complex than your average personal injury claim, so provided you can ‘yes’ to the following questions, there is no reason why your claim shouldn’t be successful:

    • Did your accident leave you injured?
    • Was your accident somebody else’s fault?
    • Did your accident happen in the last three years?
    • Did you seek medical treatment for your injuries?

    If you can answer these questions positively, then you should be eligible to claim compensation.

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    Need help with claiming?

    If you need help with whiplash claims then it makes sense to talk to Accident Advice Helpline. We have years of experience dealing with accidents of all kinds and are specialists in whiplash claims. We’ll ask you a series of questions about your accident, including who was involved and who was at fault. We’ll collate information from your medical records, and find other evidence to support your claim. You won’t need to worry about making whiplash claims, we’ve got it covered.

    How much compensation can I get for whiplash claims?

    One of the most common questions we are asked about whiplash claims is, “How much compensation could I get?” There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to personal injury claims, which can make this question a little difficult to answer. Truthfully, we can’t tell you exactly how much compensation you could get after your accident. Whiplash claims, like any personal injury claim, are all unique and each claim could attract a different amount of compensation, based on a variety of factors such as:

    • The severity of your whiplash
    • The treatment you needed after your accident
    • The amount of time (if any) you have taken off work
    • How your injury has impacted your life
    • Your prognosis for recovering from your injuries

    There is a quick and easy way to get an idea of how much compensation you could receive for whiplash claims though. You can take the 30-second test on our website right now, for a rough guide to what you could receive if your claim is successful.

    How serious is your whiplash?

    Whiplash injuries can vary in severity from minor to serious, which is why there is no one figure for settlement for whiplash claims. You may have suffered a minor whiplash injury and be fully recovered within a week or two. Or you may be unlucky enough to suffer from chronic whiplash, in which case you may still be experiencing pain and other symptoms months after your accident. It’s important to get a proper medical diagnosis of your injuries after your accident, as it may be that you are suffering from other, more serious injuries, as well as whiplash. Your doctor will be able to recommend the right course of treatment for you to ensure you have the best chance of making a full recovery. But if it has been months since your accident and you are still suffering, you could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about whiplash claims.

    How much does it cost to make whiplash claims?

    The cost of making whiplash claims may seem prohibitive to many, but that’s not the case when you seek the support of Accident Advice Helpline. Our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis. We’ll advise you in advance of how much you will be required to pay us if you are successful, but in any case there are no set-up fees to pay upfront. We can’t say fairer than that, can we? If you would like to know more, get in touch with us for an informal no-obligation chat. There is no pressure to proceed with a claim at any point, so you can call us if you want to find out more about making a claim, or if you have any questions relating to whiplash claims that you would like answers to.

    Contact us

    To start a claim, or to find out more about making a claim, get in touch with us today. You can call Accident Advice Helpline from your landline free on 0800 689 0500. From a mobile, please ring 0333 500 0993. Our expert personal injury advisors and lawyers have over 16 years’ experience in the industry and we are standing by to help you get the compensation you deserve.

    Date Published: 8th October 2012

    Author: David Brown

    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 with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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