How to claim compensation for a whiplash injury in Exford in four easy steps…
Step 1: Get checked out
After any accident, even if you think you are not injured, get checked out by a suitably qualified medical professional. A whiplash injury in Exford is the type of injury that is not immediately apparent; the aching and pain can appear several hours later, so just because you feel okay at the time, doesn’t mean there is nothing wrong.
Whiplash is an injury that has a habit of catching people out; it can occur even when the accident is relatively minor. In fact, the speed of the collision is not the prevailing issue when it comes to a whiplash injury in Exford – it is the impact and the force of it.
A low speed bump can incur a devastating and debilitating short-term whiplash injury, yet in collisions at higher speeds it may not be such an impacting injury. Researchers and scientists have looked hard at whiplash injury, and even though modern cars are far safer in their design and construction, conversely this adds to the impact or severity of a whiplash injury.
Step 2: Take the test
Once you have been checked out, you need to either log on to our website or call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and take the test. Don’t panic – this is not an exam, but instead a quick assessment of your potential claim for compensation for a whiplash injury in Exford.
By answering a few simple questions, you will know – within 30 seconds – whether or not you have a claim.
How does this work? In personal injury law, there are three key criteria which must be present in order for you to have a claim for compensation for any injury, not just whiplash: the accident in which you were hurt must not have been your fault, you must have sought medical attention for your injury or injuries, and you must also be claiming within three years of the date of the accident. Unless your case matches all three criteria, you may not have a claim. There are variations, but only in relation to claims for industrial diseases or by minors – call Accident Advice Helpline for more advice and information on 0800 689 0500.
Step 3: YOUR decision
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we never place people under pressure to make a claim for compensation for their injury; this is because it is entirely down to you whether to proceed or not. If you do decide to go ahead, you can be confident that the best Accident Advice Helpline solicitor for your case will take your claim forwards. Alternatively, you may decide not to continue, and you will be under no obligation to do so.
Step 4: Get better and let Accident Advice Helpline do all the hard work
We deal with every aspect of your compensation claim for a whiplash injury in Exford, so you can focus on getting yourself back to full health and fitness.
For more information call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 28th June 2014
Author: David Brown