Making a claim for whiplash injury in Denny – do you know how to?
The likelihood is that if you have suffered a whiplash injury to the neck and shoulders, you have been in some form of impact. Many people assume that the accident has to be a high impact one, at speed but the reality is that for anyone to suffer whiplash there does not need to be speed involved.
However, if you intend on claiming for a whiplash injury in Denny, there are some facts you need to be aware of…
Fact 1: The accident or incident in which you were hurt
Many people are unaware that it has been written in personal injury law in the UK for many years now, that anyone hurt as a result of an accident that was not their fault have an entitlement to claim compensation.
Was the accident your fault? If not, you could have a claim for compensation. If you are unsure, why not call us on 0800 689 0500 and talk to one of our advisors who will be able to tell you more.
Fact 2: Medical treatment
You must also receive medical treatment for your whiplash injury in Denny, as well as any other injuries that you think you are entitled to compensation for. This is an important part of the compensation claim process and without evidence that you have seen a medical professional, you do not have ‘evidence’ you were actually injured.
Injuries need to have ‘symptoms’, such as pain, swelling or are an injury that needs obvious intervention or medication. Whiplash victims tend to be x-rayed, as well as receiving strong painkillers as even the mildest form of whiplash can be excruciatingly painful; a severe injury of this nature can lead to numbness, pins and needles and require further medical intervention.
Fact 3: Within the deadline
There is also a clear deadline that applies to all compensation cases, including whiplash injury in Denny cases too and that is the deadline of three years.
Within 3 years of the accident or incident in which you were injured, you must make a claim for compensation if it is your intention to do so. This is not something that Accident Advice Helpline can move to accommodate your case! There are strict guidelines that apply to claiming compensation and this is one of them.
How this 3 years deadline is applied is only varied in cases of workplace illnesses, such as asbestosis, and those cases that involved minors (under 18s) at the time of the incident.