To claim or not to claim?
This is the question! And one that is asked by many people about whether they should claim compensation for their whiplash injury in Leyburn. Only you have the answer to your own question, but here at Accident Advice Helpline we have the facts!
Fact 1: It will be too late one day
There is a deadline that applies to any compensation claim, including those for a whiplash injury in Leyburn and this is 3 years. The clock starts the countdown from the date you have the accident; so if your accident was on 1 January 2014, you have until 1 January 2017 to make your claim.
*There are instances in which this 3 year deadline is applied differently, but this relates to cases involving minors (under 18s) and those people suffering from one of the 29 diagnosed industrial diseases*
Fact 2: you are entitled to make a claim in law
The section of law that ‘oversees’ compensation for all personal injuries is the Personal Injury law here in the UK. All the necessary criteria and basis for making a claim for a whiplash injury in Leyburn is in this piece of legislation and it quite clearly states that in the event anyone is injured through no fault of their own, they are entitled to claim financial compensation. Injuries have to have ‘symptoms’, so a broken finger nail can’t be claimed for, but a broken finger could.
Fact 3: a medical professional has to diagnose your injury
To some people, their injuries are so obvious that they tend to self-diagnose and self-medicate. After all, doctors and accident and emergency departments are busy places and we lead busy lives; who has time to sit for hours on end…?
But, if you intend claiming for your whiplash injury in Leyburn, then you must have it diagnosed and treated. This could include an x-ray or a scan, and possibly medication.
Fact 4: You could claim back expenses too
We are not talking lunch expenses, but more additional costs that you feel you have had to pay as a result of being hurt. For example, you may have been prescribed medication – with this standing at £8.05 per item, this could soon add up for some people.
Expenses of this nature could be claimed back from the person or company that failed to protect you, causing you to suffer a personal injury such as a whiplash injury in Leyburn. Keep receipts and a list of expenses for your solicitor.
Fact 5: Accident Advice Helpline could help
But to find out for sure, you need to get in touch. Call us on 0800 689 0500 or log on today and see if we can help claim compensation for your whiplash injury in Leyburn.
Date Published: 9th August 2014
Author: David Brown