Call us now for help with your whiplash injury claim
As a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, a whiplash injury in Braintree can happen to anyone at any time, no one is immune to the possibility, and often the accident may not be your fault. Over 3 million accidents happen every year in the UK, slips, trips and falls being the most common followed by road traffic accidents. These also happen to be the most common ways to sustain a whiplash injury in Braintree, so it is no wonder that a large number of personal injury claims are for this type of soft tissue injury.
How victims can get a whiplash injury in Braintree
There is a multitude of ways to get a whiplash injury in Braintree, it could happen:
- If you slip on a wet floor that has no warning signs
- If you trip over an obstacle that should not have been there
- If you fall down some steps because the handrail is missing or broken
- If you are in a road traffic accident
In fact anything that causes your head to suddenly jolt out of its normal comfort zone can damage the muscles and tendons in you neck, creating a whiplash injury.
The fault of someone else
Someone is at fault for every accident, sometimes it is the injured parties own fault. If this is the case they have no recourse against anyone else. If however, someone else was to blame for their accident, UK law says they are entitled to claim compensation.
Needing medical attention
To make a claim, the injuries you sustained must have been bad enough to warrant medical attention. A few grazes and bruises are not enough to claim compensation against, but what does sometimes get overlooked is when post -traumatic stress disorder kicks in some months after the event. This is as much a personal injury as a broken leg or a whiplash injury, and will require medical attention. Therefore it comes within the scope of a personal injury claim.
The time limits
Under normal circumstances there is a three year time limit on making a claim, but as with all rules there are exceptions. Accidents on a ship or plane, or if your injuries are because of a violent crime, are subject to a two year time limit. Industrial illnesses and injuries sustained while less than 18 years of age also have slightly different rules that an expert claims adviser at Accident Advice Helpline will explain to you if you need more information.
You can contact them on our freephone helpline number 0800 180 4123.
Claiming for your whiplash injury
When you want to claim compensation for a whiplash injury, or any other type of injury, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline, as we are specialists in making personal injury claims.
Over the last 14 years we have helped many thousands of victims get the compensation they were entitled to, and deserved, after being injured in an accident that was not their own fault. To help keep claims as stress free as possible, we do not ask for any money to start the work, and if the claim should be lost, victims do not owe us a penny. They do not have to take any financial risk, as the no win no fee agreement takes care of it all.
So call us today on 0800 180 4123, to speak to one of our friendly advisers, if any of the above relates to your situation.
Date Published: 3rd July 2014