How did you receive your whiplash injury in Lewes?
So many questions and we need to find the answers to them. This is the way that we assess all potential here at Accident Advice Helpline. We think it is important you get the right advice for you and your potential claim. Find out more here…
The accident: What happened?
Many people receive a whiplash injury in Lewes from a car accident. In fact, you can suffer from this type of injury as a result of any accident or incident in which there was an impact.
Falling, slipping or tripping could also cause this type of injury; impact with another human, such as in contact sport could cause this injury, as could being set up in a fight etc.
In essence, it is not how the injury was caused that is the issue, but WHO WAS AT FAULT. If you, for example, drove your car into a wall and you could have taken evasive action, then you, in all likelihood, would be responsible for the accident.
However, if you were the driver of a vehicle that had been hit by another vehicle from behind, and the accident was clearly not your fault, then you could have a claim for a whiplash injury in Lewes.
The injury: How do you know you have whiplash? What treatment did you have?
Many people do not realise that in order for you to have an eligible claim for compensation, you need to have received medical attention for your injury or injuries. The same is true for whiplash.
You may find that you are x-rayed to check for damage to the bones. Or you may also receive a scan to check for ligament and muscle damage. This type of injury can cause inflammation and pain which can be unbearable; as a result, you may be prescribed analgesia (pain killers), anti-inflammatories and other medication too.
It is important that you do receive a diagnosis or you will be unable to claim for your whiplash injury in Lewes.
The accident: When did it happen?
What can also make for an unsuccessful attempt at claiming compensation is the time frame in which people claim. There is a three year deadline which is unavoidable and unmoveable. This deadline is only applied differently in cases relating to industrial disease or children – rarely including claims for a whiplash injury in Lewes.
Your claim: What to do now…
You do not need to do anything. It is not obligatory to claim compensation, but if this is something that you think you may like to do, why not have a no obligation chat with us?
Claiming compensation for your whiplash injury in Lewes need not be stressful; call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and talk to one of our team for more information!
Date Published: 9th August 2014
Author: David Brown