Having a road traffic accident and sustaining a whiplash injury in Basildon, Essex, is unfortunately quite a common occurrence.
It’s hardly surprisingly given the phenomenal number of whiplash injury claims that are being registered in the UK each and every day, and also being given the fact that Basildon is a busy traffic area.
Comparing national statistics
To put this phenomenon into some sort of perspective, the number of whiplash injuries being registered accounts for over 78% of all personal injuries claimed in the UK per annum today.
This figure is compared to the whiplash injury rate in France which accounts for only 3% of the national personal injury total. It seems extraordinarily high, even though we do have 79% more traffic per kilometre on our roads here in the UK than any other country in Europe.
Vilifying genuine whiplash injury sufferers
The high incidence rate has prompted the government to get involved and part of the recommendations are that medical practitioners should be made more aware of the exact symptoms that accompany whiplash injury, so that they can help to identify potentially fraudulent claims.
It does however cast unfortunate aspersions on many people who have genuine claims that fully deserved compensation. Insurance companies have taken to the practice of insisting that full medical evidence of any whiplash injury is provided with all claims.
Getting the best representation for your claim regarding a whiplash injury in Basildon
If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in Basildon and you want to ensure that your claim gets a fair hearing, then you should employ the services of a specialist, experienced, whiplash injury claim solicitor, like us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Even though we say it ourselves, no other injury claim specialist knows more about whiplash injury claims than we do.
Supplying the necessary evidence
To help us, to help you, you need to provide us with a copy of medical proof substantiating the nature and severity of your whiplash injury.
If you can also provide any police incident reference that relates to the accident, that too will give your claim greater credence.
How much could you be due?
Compensation for a whiplash injury in Basildon, and indeed whiplash injury in any other location here in the UK, can be quite significant. You can use the 30-second test on our website to find out how much you could be entitled to.
Help when you need it from Accident Advice Helpline
Using our no-win, no-fee* services (as recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen) couldn’t be simpler. Just call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.