Have you suffered a whiplash injury in Exeter? You may need the help of Accident Advice Helpline…
Being hurt is no fun, and whiplash can be a real ‘pain in the neck!’ Difficult to diagnose, and even more difficult to learn to live with, whiplash is an injury for which many people claim compensation.
But, like all compensation claims for personal injuries, there are criteria which need to be met in order for your claim for financial justice to be eligible. Read on to see if your case ticks all the boxes.
How did the accident happen?
If you have suffered a whiplash injury in Exeter, the accident or incident in which it occurred must not have been your fault.
This is because, according to personal injury law, if you are hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you are entitled to pursue financial compensation for the injury or injuries. Many people think that this is ‘new’ to Britain – blaming other countries for exporting a compensation culture – but the truth is that this has been on British law books for many years; it is just that now reputable law firms such as Accident Advice Helpline are making people aware of their rights.
Did you receive medical attention?
Unfortunately, many people who suffer a genuine whiplash injury in Exeter fail to claim compensation because they did not seek medical advice or treatment for their injury. Milder, yet still painful, cases of whiplash can be treated with medication, but self-diagnosing will render your claim invalid – you really must get your injury checked out.
This is true for all injuries, from whiplash through to broken limbs, as well as any psychological or emotional distress you suffer as a result of the accident.
Did it happen within the last three years?
As part of personal injury law, there is a clear reference to time – if you have suffered a whiplash injury in Exeter, then you have three years from the date of the accident in which to make a claim for compensation.
This is not a timeframe that can be moved to accommodate claims; the only variation is the application of this deadline is for cases involving minors (under 18 years of age) and those suffering from a recognised and diagnosed industrial disease.