Whiplash is a typical injury to suffer after a sudden impact such as a road traffic accident. It is a type of neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways. The ligaments and tendons in the neck are damaged. People with whiplash often suffer neck pain and stiffness, tenderness around the neck area and headaches. Sometimes they cannot move their necks as much as they used to. As well as trying to cope with the physical symptoms of the injury and the hospital visits to receive treatment, there are often financial worries to contend with. It is even more distressing when the injury was caused by an accident that was not your fault. This is a time when many people start to consider whiplash compensation claims but are not sure how they should go about doing this.
Accident Advice Helpline, a national law firm, can help you. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people just like you to make whiplash compensation claims for over 10 years. They are fully endorsed by consumer champion, Esther Rantzen and you can contact them at a time that is most convenient for you.
FAQs about whiplash compensation claims
When is it too late to make whiplash compensation claims?
You can claim for accidents up to three years after they occurred, so don’t worry if you have not made a claim straight away.
How do they decide which whiplash compensation claims will be successful?
You will be able to take the unique 30-second test which works out whether your claim is likely to be successful. The friendly, professional advisers will guide you through it. If you do not wish to continue with the claim you don’t have to, as this advice is offered free of charge and without obligation.
Do you have to pay any money upfront for whiplash compensation claims?
Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis so you receive legal advice and representation without having to worry about expensive legal costs if your claim is not successful. Also, be 100% assured that no upfront payment is required.
How much money do you receive for whiplash compensation claims?
The exact amount of compensation that you will get cannot be guaranteed because every claim is different and is assessed individually. The amount of time that it takes to pursue the claim also varies. You can rest assured that the solicitors working with Accident Advice Helpline will work very hard to achieve a successful claim for you.
Will I have to make lots of visits to lawyers and doctors?
Many claims can be handled over the telephone and very few cases actually appear in court. You may need to attend one appointment with a local doctor for a medical assessment.