Your questions about claiming for a whiplash injury in Leiston answered!
I have been told I have whiplash. Can I claim compensation?
Yes you could, providing the following three factors are present then your case for claiming compensation for your whiplash injury in Leiston could be eligible:
- The accident was in the last 3 years
- Your injuries were diagnosed and treated by a suitably qualified medical professional
- The accident was not your fault
The person who crashed in to me says I was to blame but the Police has prosecuted him for careless driving. Can I still claim even though my insurance company have paid out?
Yes, you can but see the answer to the previous question. No matter what injury you are claiming for, these three key factors must all be met for a claim to be eligible.
Your insurers are responsible for pursuing the claim for damage to your vehicle, whereas a personal injury claim is about claiming for your injuries. Some people are involved in accidents and escape unscathed, whereas other people can be hurt, just like you.
As the police have prosecuted the other driver for careless driving, providing you did not contribute to the accident, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your whiplash injury in Leiston.
Call us to talk through your case 0800 689 0500.
I couldn’t drive for weeks after the accident and had to get a taxi to the hospital for my physiotherapy appointments. It costs me £20 a time! Can I claim this back?
This is a common question and one which your specialist solicitor will talk through with you, as part of the detailed assessment of your claim.
Here at AAH, we understand that accidents and injuries are not things that go away overnight. They can have a huge impact, both emotionally and financially on you and your family.
As part of a personal injury compensation claim, including for a whiplash injury in Leiston, you will be asked to detail any other specific expenses incurred as a direct result of being incapacitated; fares to and from appointments could be one expense, another could be childcare or help with personal care.
Talk to your AAH solicitor about all these expenses as you could claim them back.
I’ve been told that a whiplash injury in Leiston has to be very bad before I can claim compensation.
No, eligibility for claim compensation does not rest on how well-off you are or how severely hurt you were; you can make a claim for a whiplash injury in Leiston providing that you meet all the criteria of an eligible case.
If you think that claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Leiston is stressful? Think again! Let AAH take the strain; call on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 8th August 2014
Author: David Brown