“I’m really worried about claiming compensation for my whiplash injury in Feltham…”
It is understandable. Many people feel guilty, worried and anxious about claiming for any kind of personal injury but, according to British law, claiming a financial settlement is something you are perfectly entitled to do… providing it meets all the criteria:
Criteria 1: TIME
Many people do not realise – and in some cases means it is too late – that there is a deadline that applies to ALL cases of personal injury compensation claims, including those for a whiplash injury in Feltham.
You MUST make your claim within 3 years of the date of the accident and is a time frame that not even we, as one of the UK’s leading and influential personal injury law firms can change.
However, there are two exceptions but the conditions are laid down in law; if you think either of these exceptions apply to you, contact Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500.
Cases involving people who were minors (under the age of 18 years) have the 3 year deadline applied in a different way, as do those men and women looking to claim compensation for industrial diseases.
Criteria 2: INJURIES
If you want to claim compensation for your whiplash injury in Feltham, you must have received medical treatment for the injury – and any others you intend claiming for.
This can include both physical injuries – such as whiplash – and emotional or psychological injuries as a result of the accident. Many people, for example, suffer from flashbacks after a serious accident, and others have difficulty sleeping, becoming depressed in many cases. Providing you have sought, and received medical treatment for these, your specialist AAH lawyer and legal team could include these in your case.
Criteria 3: THE ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT
It is important that you understand that the accident, incident or event in which you were injured was NOT your fault; this is because the case for claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Feltham or any other injury lies with pinning the liability or responsibility of the accident on someone else. This could be the local council, business, company or another person.
It is important to note that claiming compensation is NOT a ‘mix and match’ exercise; all three of the above criteria need to be in place in order for you to make a claim for any personal injury.
Why not find out more about claiming for a whiplash injury in Feltham by speaking to an Accident Advice Helpline advisor today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile?
Date Published: 29th June 2014
Author: David Brown