In over half the collisions between motorcyclists and motorists, motorcyclists are not at fault.
While that may be the case, they are almost always the victims of severe injuries such as whiplash, even in the event of a minor collision. Whiplash takes it name from the action that causes it, when the head is “whipped” violently during an impact. The neck muscles and tendons are damaged when this happens, which can lead to serious, long-lasting pain and spinal issues.
If you’ve been hurt on your motorcycle, you may well have suffered whiplash among other injuries. While a helmet can prove vital in protecting your head from injury, the added weight can actually make a case of whiplash worse. Depending on the circumstances, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim and potentially receive a large payout from whoever was responsible. Read on to learn more about the criteria for making a claim for a motorcycle whiplash injury in Bilbrough Streeton, and to see how Accident Advice Helpline can help.
Get the facts about claiming compensation
You have a right to make a compensation claim under UK law.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, then you have a right to make a claim for the full amount in damages. This includes not only the physical injury of whiplash itself, but any income you may have lost while taking time off work to heal and the costs of treatment.
You could be awarded a substantial amount in compensation if you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in Bilbrough Streeton whilst riding your motorcycle. Accident Advice Helpline helps award over £30 million a year in damages, and you too could be the recipient of a payout provided the circumstances surrounding your accident meet the following criteria:
- You have been injured within the past three years
- You were not at fault for your accident
- You can prove that the negligence of another party lead to the accident
To see how much your claim could be worth, fill in our online claims calculator. By entering a bit of information about your claim, you could see a rough estimate of damages in under thirty seconds. Or if you prefer, you can fill in a longer form online and request an appraisal from an experienced claims adviser.
Contact us to get your claim underway
After an accident, understandably your first priority will be to heal physically, but don’t neglect your right to follow up on compensation.
You have up to three years after an accident to make a claim, so don’t forgo this legal right. To learn more about how Accident Advice Helpline can help you get your claim underway for a whiplash injury in Bilbrough Streeton, contact us today on freephone 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 2nd May 2014
Author: David Brown