If you sustain a whiplash injury in Brendon, a broken arm in Bristol, road rash in Liverpool or a head injury in Manchester, the same rules apply when it comes to compensation.
If your accident was caused by someone else, you sustained injuries that needed medical attention, and the accident happened no more than three years ago, then UK law says that you are entitled to compensation from whoever was responsible.
The different types of compensation if you have sustained a whiplash injury in Brendon
Compensation is split into two main sectors: general and special damages.
It does not matter what your injury is, as every injury can be life-changing for a victim. You will be compensated for the pain and suffering your injury causes you, as well as any impact it has had on your life.
Special damages cover any costs and losses that you have had to bear because of the accident. This could be anything, including:
- Extra medical expenses;
- Travel costs;
- Home help;
- Home adaption; and
- Loss of earning.
Any expenses can be recovered as part of the claim, providing you have kept all the receipts to prove them. With regard to loss of earnings, wage slips are ideal. If you do not have these, your employer will be asked to confirm the reduction in your income. If you work for yourself, a letter from your accountant should suffice.
Claiming both types of compensation
It is very important that all aspects of your accident and injuries are looked at closely, to ensure that everything you are entitled to is part of your claim. You should not be out of pocket because someone else caused you to be injured, and Accident Advice Helpline will make sure this does not happen.
Financing your claim is not a problem
Many victims do not make a claim because they think they cannot afford to, but this is a common mistake. At Accident Advice Helpline we operate on a no win no fee basis, which means we take the financial risk of winning your claim so you do not need to worry about it. You will not need to pay us any money for the work on your claim to be started, and if your claim is lost we still will not want you to pay us any money either.
Starting you claim for a whiplash injury in Brendon
There are three ways to get your claim started — you can:
- Complete our online claim form;
- Complete our 30-second test, which will also give you an estimate of the amount you might receive; or
- Call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak with our friendly expert claims advisors.
Any one of these ways will let you know if your claim is valid, and you will be able to get all the information you need to decide if you want to pursue your compensation claim.
Date Published: 28th April 2014
Author: David Brown