Top myths regarding making a personal injury claim for a whiplash injury in Dukinfield
If you have sustained a whiplash injury in Dukinfield you have probably done a quick search on the Internet and found yourself inundated with information about making a personal injury compensation claim. It can often be difficult to determine what is true and what is false. Keeping that in mind, read on to discover some of the top myths in relation to making a claim for a whiplash injury in Dukinfield…
“You cannot claim unless your injuries are severe…”
This is completely false. If you have suffered a minor whiplash injury in Dukinfield you can still make a personal injury claim. The only thing you need to be able to prove is that the injury was not your fault. Of course you will receive a greater degree of compensation if your injuries are severe. However, minor injuries can still result in compensation of up to £4,500 on occasions.
“You do not need to see a doctor if your injuries are minor…”
It does not matter how minor your injuries are, if you are planning on making a compensation claim it is imperative that you go and see a doctor. How can you expect to make a claim if there is no proof that you have even sustained a whiplash injury in Dukinfield? You are not going to be award compensation simply because you say have suffered.
“You can make a claim whenever you like…”
Last but not least, the final myth is that you can make a personal injury compensation claim whenever you like. You do not need to make a claim literally the day after you have experienced the incident. However, it is advisable to act as soon as possible. There is a three-year limit on most cases, and court proceedings must be issued within this time frame.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury in Dukinfield and have any further questions, please give Accident Advice Helpline a call. Our legal helpline is available 24/7 and is free to call. We will happily answer any queries or concerns you have.
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Date Published: 6th July 2014
Author: David Brown