Have you sustained a whiplash injury in Hampstead?
If so, do you know you could be entitled to claim compensation?
In the UK, accidents happen every day. The majority, thankfully, are not serious and many people escape unscathed. However, there are incidents in which accidents happen and people are hurt, such as yourself and your whiplash injury in Hampstead.
However, we also need to bear in mind that some people are hurt in accidents that were not of their doing; for example, you were going about your daily business and, as a result of the actions of someone else, you were hurt.
What the law says…
British law is vast and there are many strands to it, with solicitors and lawyers specialising in these various aspects. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, all our solicitors specialise personal injury law and this is the aspect of British law that covers claims for compensation.
There are three criteria that MUST be present in any claim for compensation, including your whiplash injury in Hampstead…
- The accident must not have been your fault
When you attempt to sue for compensation, you are asking for a financial redress from whoever caused your accident and your subsequent injury or injuries. Personal injury law quite clearly states that if you were hurt as a result of an accident that was not your fault, you are entitled to make a claim.
But, isn’t claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Hampstead claiming for ‘old rope’? Well, in all honestly, until you have experienced the pain of even a ‘mild’ whiplash injury, you will not understand how debilitating this injury is.
- You must have received medical attention for you injuries
If you intend on claiming compensation for your whiplash injury in Hampstead, then you must have received medical attention for it – this could be an examination by a doctor, an x-ray as well as an x-ray to check for damage to the skeleton. For others, if the whiplash is thought to be very serious, the patient may receive physiotherapy etc.
- You have 3 years to make a claim!
And finally, the third factor in a potential claim for compensation is the fact you have three years in which to make a claim and this deadline starts ticking down from the date of your accident.
As part of your compensation claim, your specialist Accident Advice Helpline solicitor may also be able to claim back any additional expenses that you have had to meet as a result of your accident. This can be anything from prescription charges to transport costs (but does not cover any damage to vehicles etc.; you claim this via your car insurance if you were involved in a car accident or collision).
Discover how much you could claim in compensation for a whiplash injury in Hampstead by contacting Accident Advice Helpline now, on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 13th July 2014
Author: David Brown