Before you sustained your whiplash injury in Melbourne, you might have thought that you could only receive such an injury in road traffic accidents, but found out to your cost that this isn’t the case. You could receive a whiplash injury in Melbourne, or anywhere else for that matter, if you slipped or tripped and fell awkwardly. You could also sustain a whiplash injury in Melbourne or elsewhere if you were hit or punched on the head, and it moved in a violent fashion either from side to side or forwards and backwards.
How can I claim for an injury?
In order to be eligible to make a claim for any type of injury, you must be able to prove that the accident in which you were injured was not your fault in any way. If you trip or slip in the street, it could be that your accident occurred because the road or pavement was in a bad state of repair. If this were the case, you could perhaps be eligible to make a claim against the local authority, which should keep the streets in a good state of repair.
If you were walking along the street and a hanging basket fell on your head, leaving you with an injury, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim against the owner of the offending basket.
You would need the services of an appropriately experienced personal injury lawyer to help you file your claim. For example, if you were injured in the street, you would need the help of a lawyer whose expertise lies in dealing with claims for accidents in public places. If you are unable to locate one, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we can help you if you have any queries about personal injury compensation claims. You can call us for expert legal advice at any time on our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Don’t delay – time might be running out for you to make your personal injury compensation claim, so call us now.
Date Published: 27th June 2014