The media claims whiplash injuries are Rising, are we the claim capital of the world?
To sell newspapers there needs to be a captivating headline, and regarding whiplash injury in Duston, there’ve been many: ‘1 in 140 people claim to have suffered whiplash’ – ‘Whiplash claims cost the country billions’ – ‘UK causing claim culture’ and so on. We have to appreciate that behind the headlines, in amongst the myths, are some facts.
People are claiming compensation more now than in previous years, we suspect that this is due to the fact that people now understand their rights better and the law states that if you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault then you are entitled to compensation for this. You are doing absolutely nothing wrong in taking what is yours to take, by law!
The reality of a whiplash injury in Duston
Compensation, eligibility and accident types are swamped with myths, hearsay and untruths, such as:
1. Whiplash is a minor injury:
In some cases it may well be, in other situations it can actually leave a lifelong disability with no cure in sight. It can have an effect on all areas of your life and even in more minor accidents in can result in weeks, months or years of excruciating pain.
2. Whiplash is only caused in an accident where a car was speeding and forceful collision took place:
Whiplash injury in Duston is actually more probable to be the resulted injury from a relatively low speed crash than any other injury and can even be caused when a motorist has been going at 5 m.p.h – the same speed as a milk float!
3. Whiplash injuries made up after the accident:
This is commonly believed because when admitted to hospital immediately following an accident, whiplash injury in Duston is rarely detected. The reason behind this is that it can take up to 2 days for it to appear, caused by a delayed reaction in the sore and damaged muscles.
4. If Whiplash was so common, why is it only now we see a rise in claims:
More people claim for whiplash now than previously due to several factors, one being the increased amount of traffic on the roads today. Congestion, traffic jams, delays and motorists negligence are the most common causes of road traffic accidents which are the accident most probable to result in whiplash injury.
Find out if you have a valid claim…
You can utilise our 30 second test: www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk to check if your whiplash injury in Duston warrants compensation through our solicitors, this will also indicate to you how much your claim might be worth. Accident Advice Helpline guarantee maximum compensation to every client and this comes to above £35 million per year.
You can also speak to our advisors via the 24 hour advice helpline to discover if you have a valid claim. Our advisors are highly trained, friendly and approachable and here to offer you advice under no obligation and with no pressure to proceed with a claim for compensation.
Call 0800 689 0500 / 0333 500 0993!
Date Published: 29th June 2014
Author: David Brown