If you’ve sustained a whiplash injury in Chester-Le-Street, the fault of which is down to a third party, then you’ll need to set about raising a personal injury claim to obtain the compensation that you’re legally entitled to at the earliest opportunity. But to make sure that your claim is seen as a genuine one, and not one of many bogus claims that are often being raised, you’ll need to make sure you supply the necessary proofs to back it up.
The number of bogus whiplash injury claims may finally be reducing
With almost one new claim being registered every minute, the UK has the unenviable title of being considered the whiplash injury capital of Europe. But there are signs that the more stringent conditions that are now in place regarding the burden of proof for any whiplash injury claim are beginning to take effect. According to statistics, motoring insurance premiums have reduced by as much as £100 per policy in the last 12 months. The reason for this reduction is being attributed to a substantial decline in the amount of whiplash injury claims being registered.
Insurance premiums down by 16.76%
It appears that the average insurance premium has reduced by 16.76% in the first three months of this year (2014) when compared to the same period last year. The average motor insurance premium here in the UK is now £531.
This may go some way towards appeasing the critics of the insurance industry who have been accused of being too lenient in paying out compensation against so many fraudulent claims, and funding it by increasing insurance premiums for British motorists across the board. It’s just as well as it meant that good honest drivers were being made to pay for the unscrupulous fraudsters.
Factors that affect how much compensation you may receive for a whiplash injury in Chester-Le-Street
The amount of compensation that you may be due for your whiplash injury in Chester-Le-Street will vary depending on several factors, including:
- The nature and severity of the injury
- The recovery period
- Whether or not you have incurred any expenses (such as travelling costs in respect of attending physiotherapy sessions etc)
- Whether or not you have suffered any loss of earnings.
Getting a “ballpark” estimate of how much you may be owed.
In terms of the basic amount of compensation you might be due, if you’d like to get a “ballpark” figure, you can find out by using the 30-second test that you’ll find on the homepage of this website. It’s worth a quick visit as it’s free to use and will take only 30 seconds of your time.
Our no-win, no-fee policy
We operate a no-win, no-fee policy which is recommended by the top people’s consumer champion, Dame Esther Rantzen, so you know you can rely on, and trust us, 100%.
Accident Advice Helpline
Our helpline, if you need it following a whiplash injury in Chester-Le-Street, can be reached toll-free by dialling 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or if you’re using a mobile, by dialling 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 10th May 2014