Claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Leominster: the myths debunked!
The thought of claiming compensation for when you have been hurt is not something we think of ‘in advance’, but if it does happen – like your whiplash injury in Leominster – you need to have the facts about making a claim.
Many people are put off claiming financial justice as they are told incorrect information, so before you make your final decision, read on about the true facts of claiming compensation for personal injuries…
You can only claim compensation if you injuries are severe or life-changing
No, this is not the case. The amount of compensation you could receive is dependent on the nature and impact of your injuries, hence a mild case of whiplash would be awarded less than one that was affecting the victim in the longer term.
Compensation is awarded in cases where the victim (you) was clearly NOT at fault.
I can claim for a whiplash injury in Leominster that happened 10 years ago
No, you cannot and this is something that people are disappointed to learn! There is a time limit on claiming compensation; if you have an eligible claim, you must lodge it within 3 years of being hurt (this starts from the date of the accident).
There are only a few exceptions to this – in cases of industrial disease or cases involving children – and rarely apply to cases of compensation for whiplash injury in Leominster.
I don’t need a specialist law firm for claiming compensation
You could use an ‘ordinary’ solicitor; there is no law or compunction within the law to use specific solicitors for certain cases. The final choice is down to you BUT, using a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline that specialises in compensation claims may be more beneficial in terms of expertise.
Ringing Accident Advice Helpline means I will have to make a claim with them
No this is not the case. We recognise that people sometimes just need information about the whole process, but, more importantly, about whether they have a claim or not.
Calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to talk through your possible compensation claim for a whiplash injury in Leominster does not tie you in to making a claim at all! We operate a no obligation policy, leaving you able to talk about your case, without fear of being made to do something you are either not ready to do yet or decided against.
It will cost me a small fortune to make a claim, probably more than I am likely to win!
We take on all cases on a no win no fee basis, meaning you can start you case without paying any money upfront. And, as part of our stringent assessment criteria, we ensure that all claims are eligible…
Accident Advice Helpline and your claim for compensation for a whiplash injury in Leominster: a successful partnership! Call us on 0800 689 0500
Date Published: 9th August 2014
Author: David Brown