The two types of compensation for a whiplash injury in Elmstead
Have you experienced a whiplash injury in Elmstead? If so, and it occurred through no fault of your own, you are likely to be eligible for compensation. Nonetheless, did you know that there are so many people in the United Kingdom that never claim for the compensation they are entitled to? This is because there is a distinct lack of information regarding what you are claiming for. This post will reveal the two sides of compensation to give you further insight. So, keep on reading to find out more…
Compensation for your injuries
First and foremost, if you have suffered a whiplash injury in Elmstead then the first thing you will be compensated for is your actual injury. This will be determined based on two things. Firstly, the severity of your injury will be taken into account – i.e. how much pain and discomfort you are in. In addition to this, the amount of compensation you gain will also be decided based on how long it will take you to recover from your injuries – if you do indeed make a full recovery.
Compensation for out of pocket expenses
A lot of people do recognise that they will be compensated for the suffering they have experienced; yet what many individuals do not know is that they will also be compensated for special damages, i.e. out of pocket expenses. This relates to any expenses you have encountered as a result of your injuries. For example, if you are unable to drive and thus have had to seek an alternative method of transport, this counts as an out of pocket expense. This also includes everything from hospital parking and childcare, to alternative accommodation and loss of earnings. It is important to keep a note of all the expenses you have occurred, as well as receipts and any other type of proof.
As you can see, there are two sides to the compensation that can be gained if you have experienced a whiplash injury in Elmstead. The best move to make is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We have a free legal helpline available. You will speak to one of our experienced advisors who will answer your questions and put you in touch with a no win no fee* solicitor who will handle your case for you and ensure you get the full amount of compensation you are entitled to.
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.
You can try the 30 second test on our website, http://www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk/30-second-test. With just a few clicks, you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim.
Or you can text ‘Claim365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 29th June 2014
Author: David Brown