If you’re on a touring holiday of the west country and you have an accident that results in you sustaining a whiplash injury in Chew Magna, you may need to commission a specialist injury claim lawyer, such as ourselves here at Accident Advice Helpline to help you to launch a claim for compensation.
But before we go any further, the first thing to establish is who was to blame for the accident.
The importance of allocating blame
In terms of claiming compensation for any sort of personal injury, whether it’s an injury you sustained in the workplace, or a whiplash injury as we started off discussing; the key factor is that the blame or responsibility for the accident/incident that brought the injury about, must be attributable to someone other than yourself; someone who can in actual fact be sued for compensation.
The scenario of a typical whiplash injury in Chew Magna
If we take the most common cause of whiplash injury in Chew Magna as an example, whereby you were sitting in your car, either parked up, or waiting at a set of traffic lights or a road junction, and someone ran into the back of you, then quite clearly the person to blame for the accident would be the driver of the other car, who could then be sued.
If on the other hand, it was you who drove into the back of someone else, then you would not be eligible to claim compensation, as in theory, it’s yourself you would need to be suing for the damages.
The necessity for medical proof
Having established who is responsible for the injury, the next move is to ensure you have some sort of medical proof substantiating the fact that you have indeed suffered some sort of personal injury.
With both the question of who is to blame answered, and having medical proof available, you have the basic criteria in place to raise a personal injury claim, and can avail yourself of the no win no fee service that we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Using the online Accident Advice Helpline calculator
The first thing most claimants are eager to establish is to find out how much compensation they could be due.
The easiest way of doing this is by visiting our website and making use of the calculator that can be found on our homepage. It only takes approximately 30 seconds to answer 4 simple questions using the drop-down boxes provided, and you’ll be given an estimate as to how much compensation you could be awarded.
Our easy to use compensation claim process
The no win no fee claim process, and the customer support system that we developed here at Accident Advice Helpline, are not only easy to use, but are unreservedly recommended by the well known people’s consumer champion: Esther Rantzen.
Our free helpline
If you have any questions or concerns, you can speak to one of our experienced advisers by calling our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Date Published: 14th May 2014