Accident claims, just like a whiplash injury in Castle Donington, have been around for many years, certainly claims were being made in the 1800’s. It is a common misconception that they are an import from America, we started personal injury claims in the UK all on our own.
In the early days of compensation claims there were some very strange claims made, such as falling over croquet hoops, bites by fish and head injuries caused by boxes of bacon.
The Legalities of Claiming for a Whiplash Injury in Castle Donington
Personal injury is a legal term for injuries to the mind or body as opposed to an injury to property, and if this injury is caused by the fault or negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim. This is the law in the UK, but it is surprising how only 3 out of 10 faultless victims of accidents claim compensation from the guilty party.
For over 100 years, making a claim for a whiplash injury in Castle Donington was not available to everyone. You could either claim legal aid if your income was low enough, or you could pay the legal fees yourself if you were rich enough. But if you were somewhere in the middle of the two, there was no help for you in financing a personal injury compensation claim
Then in 1998, the government abolished legal aid for injury claims, which left just the rich in a position to make them. This was soon realised and the 1999 Finance Act introduced the use of the conditional fee arrangement for personal injury claims. This system was already in use in the UK for some other civil cases, and now it became legal for injury claims, the possibility of making a claim became available to everyone, no matter how poor or rich they were.
The Conditional Fee Arrangement for your Whiplash Injury in Castle Donington Claim
The conditional fee arrangement is better known as no win, no fee and is used in the majority of personal injury compensation claims, not just in the UK but worldwide. If you need to make a claim in the UK, you will not have to pay Accident Advice Helpline any money to start the work on your claim. If the claim should prove to be unsuccessful, you still do not have to pay us any money.
You have nothing to lose by making a personal injury claim, but you could gain an awful lot. We take all the financial risk of winning your claim, so that is one less thing for you to worry about.
Call our helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak with our friendly expert claim advisors, or complete our 30-second test to find out if your claim is valid, and to get an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
Date Published: 14th July 2014