If you’ve had a road traffic accident that caused you to sustain a whiplash injury in Barnes, here at Accident Advice Helpline we may be able to help you to obtain compensation. First of all, we will need to establish that the blame for the accident was down to somebody other than yourself, and secondly that you have medical proof confirming the nature and severity of the injury.
The UK was dubbed “the whiplash injury capital of Europe”
The problem for people who’ve suffered a genuine whiplash injury is that the injury claims process has been made a little more difficult by the number of fraudulent claims that have been made in the past. At one stage, the number of claims being applied for reached 1,500 per day. It’s at this stage that UK became dubbed “the whiplash injury capital of Europe.” Not only was this bad press for the nation, but it also resulted in motor insurance premiums being increased by as much as £90 per policy.
Whiplash injury attracts the fraudsters
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we try to ensure that people who’ve suffered a personal injury through someone else’s fault actually do stake a claim for compensation. The fact is only seven out of every ten people bother to raise a personal injury claim, even though they may be both legally and morally entitled to do so; even though the law states that if you’ve been hurt and someone else is to blame, you should be compensated.
It seems that it’s only whiplash injury that has attracted the fraudsters in such numbers. People who suffer from other personal injuries still need some sort of incentive to claim their entitlement.
Claiming for a whiplash injury in Barnes
The upshot is that if you have suffered a whiplash injury in Barnes (or anywhere else here in the UK), you’ll need to supply positive proof to be able to substantiate your claim. It’s always a good idea, too, to ensure that the accident is reported to the police, but in any event you should always obtain the insurance details of the driver who is responsible for the accident/injury, whether that is the driver of the car in which you were a passenger or the driver of any other vehicle that was involved.
Using Accident Advice Helpline’s services
If you visit the Accident Advice Helpline website, you’ll come across our compensation calculator. This can be used to pre-validate your claim in principle and obtain an estimate of how much compensation you may be awarded. The final amount will be determined by several factors, including the severity of the injury, the length of the recovery period, any expenses you may have incurred and any potential loss of earnings.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a no win no fee service which is unreservedly recommended by people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen. To find out more, call our free 24/7 helpline on 0800 180 4123 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Date Published: 29th April 2014
Author: David Brown