Find your way in making a claim for compensation for a whiplash injury in Felixstowe with this quick guide by Accident Advice Helpline.
Who are Accident Advice Helpline?
Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) are a specialist law firm. For the last 14 years, we have helped thousands of people to claim compensation for all types of injuries caused by all kinds of accidents. Law is an expansive field of knowledge, which is why we have chosen to specialise in personal injury claims.
What you need to know to claim compensation for a whiplash injury in Felixstowe…
Personal injury law in the UK has a specific set of criteria, all of which must be met in order for you to have an eligible claim for compensation for a whiplash injury in Felixstowe (or any other injury in any other part of the UK).
You can, of course, call Accident Advice Helpline at any time on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to talk through your case, but to help you, follow the points below:
- No-fault accidents
In personal injury law, the accident or event which caused you to suffer a whiplash injury in Felixstowe must not have been your fault. You may have been hurt in a car accident – a common event in which people sustain a whiplash injury – or you may have slipped, tripped or fallen. It makes no difference how you were injured, but the accident must not have been your fault.
There is a deadline, too, for claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Felixstowe (or any other injury). You must be making your claiming within three years of the date of the accident in which you were hurt.
Unfortunately, even Accident Advice Helpline cannot move this deadline, as it is set down in law; the only time this changes is for claims that involve minors (people under the age of 18 years), or for those people suffering from a diagnosed industrial illness.
Make sure you make your claim within this timeframe. Check before you leave it too long!
- Get your injury or injuries checked out
Many people think that as they were not seriously injured in their accident they are not entitled to claim compensation – wrong!
The severity of the injury will impact on the amount of compensation that could be awarded to you, should your claim for compensation for a whiplash injury in Felixstowe be successful, but you must have had all injuries checked out and treated by a medical professional – this can be your own GP or the local accident and emergency department. Many people with a whiplash injury need an X-ray to check the extent of the damage, as well as medication to relieve the pain and begin the recovery.
If you have a claim for a whiplash injury in Felixstowe, why not get the very best law firm working on your case? Accident Advice Helpline are available now – call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 28th June 2014
Author: David Brown