Although when most people think about whiplash injuries they imagine car accidents, you can in fact sustain a whiplash injury in Matlock in many different kinds of accident. For example, you might have climbed up to Giddy Ledge above Matlock and fallen over the edge. If the only injury you sustained from such a fall was a whiplash injury, you would probably be very lucky. This might be classed as a whiplash injury incurred in Matlock, but as the accident was probably your fault, you would not be able to make a personal injury compensation claim for it.
In order to make a claim for a whiplash injury incurred in Matlock, or anywhere else in the UK, you have to be able to prove that the accident in which you sustained it (or any other injury) was not your fault.
UK government and whiplash claims
In 2013, the UK government brought in new measures in an attempt to stop bogus or exaggerated whiplash claims. The following year, it introduced new measures which included having what the tabloid press called “whiplash doctors,” who would examine people who had made claims for whiplash injuries to discover if other doctors had colluded with patients to help them receive more money than perhaps they should have been awarded for their whiplash injuries. In other words, had the first doctor allowed the patient to exaggerate the extent of the injury?
If you have a genuine case of whiplash, then the new measures will not affect you or your claim, although you could be asked to pay for the second medical examination.
Motor insurance companies have welcomed this move, and point out that with fewer claims for bogus injuries, the honest motorist can expect to pay less for insurance premiums.Open Claim Calculator
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any type of genuine personal injury compensation claim to make, and can prove conclusively that the accident in which you were injured was not your fault, you should call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time for expert legal advice and help to file that claim. Why not call us now on one of our freephone numbers? Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
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