When you suffer a whiplash injury in Chigwell, or anywhere else here in the UK, if you experience uncomfortable pain, which affects the mobility and functionality of your neck, go and see your GP and get checked over.
Whilst whiplash injury is a self healing injury, it’s possible that you sustained other injuries too, so having a medical examination is always wise. Not only is it a wise precaution, but should you decide to launch a claim for compensation, you’re going to need to back it up with medical proof.
The blame must lie with a third party
As with any personal injury claim that you raise, the blame for the accident that caused the whiplash, must lie with someone other than yourself. It could be another driver, or the driver of a vehicle you were a passenger in. Either way, just as long as the blame belongs with somebody else, you will be able to consider raising a claim for compensation.
The wide ranging amounts of compensation that are available for whiplash injury
Compensation awards for whiplash injury vary enormously depending on the severity of the injury. Basic awards start at around the £875 figure, and for cases of chronic whiplash, which can last for over a year and develop certain complications, compensation awards can amount to £16,000 or more bearing in mind that victims may have incurred additional costs in terms of travelling to get physiotherapy treatment, or may have lost some earnings through having to take time off work. All of these things need to be taken into consideration by the lawyer work with.
Anyone can use our on-line calculator
Whether or not you decide to appoint Accident Advice Helpline as your preferred choice of injury claim solicitor, you can still use the calculator that you’ll find on our website to gain an idea of the basic amount of compensation that you could be due. Not only is it available for anyone to use, but it’s also free of charge.
All you have to do is to supply 4 basic pieces of information regarding the injury, and the calculator will test your claim to establish whether or not it believes it to be valid from the information you supply, and if so, will then issue you with an estimate of how much you could be awarded.
It takes no more than 30 seconds.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline for your whiplash injury in Chigwell
If you do decide to use Accident Advice Helpline as the platform for launching your claim for a whiplash injury in Chigwell, all you have to do to set the wheels in motion, is to click on the green “claim now” link on our website, or text “claim 365” to 88010.
You’ll find our no win no fee service (as recommended by Esther Rantzen) to be simple and user-friendly; but should you need help, you can get it by calling our free helpline on: 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or: 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Date Published: 14th May 2014