Three common factors that will impact your claim for a whiplash injury in Elie
There is a lot of ambiguity surrounding making a compensation claim for a whiplash injury in Elie. This is why 7 in 10 people who are entitled to compensation in the United Kingdom never even make a claim – they don’t realise they are eligible to do so! Many potential claimants also fear a backlash from people who have never experienced the pain of whiplash and assume it is not a ‘real’ injury. Whiplash is painful but for the majority of people, a short term injury that will fully heal. But others are not so fortunate…
Nonetheless, if you have experienced a whiplash injury in Elie that was not your fault and occurred in the last three years, you will definitely have a good chance of getting compensation. However, to get a better picture of your chances, read on to discover three of the most common factors that affect a personal injury claim…
- Proper documentation of your diagnosis and treatment – First and foremost, if you do not have the correct documentation regarding your diagnosis and any treatment you received as a result, you will really struggle to make a personal injury claim. A lot of people make the mistake of failing to receive medical attention, as their injuries are minor, yet if you do not do this you will have no proof that you have even suffered from whiplash at all.
- Witness statements (if applicable) – Of course this point only applies if there were witnesses when the incident occurred. If there were, then the availability and validity of such statements will undoubtedly impact your case.
- Proper documentation of any out of pocket expenses – Last but not least, you will also be able to claim for any expenses you have encountered as a result of your injuries, such as travel costs and prescription costs. However, you will need to have proof that you have incurred such expenses if you are to successfully claim for them. Thus, keep receipts and a record of any costs that you can claim for as special damages.
On a final note, if you have experienced a whiplash injury in Elie, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We will talk you through the specifics of making a claim. We will also tell you how strong your chances of getting compensation are.
Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We’re open 24/7, so you can call us any time.