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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Whiplash Injury in Melksham

    Whiplash Injury in Melksham

    Melksham in Wiltshire had ambitions to rival nearby Bath as a spa town, when a chalybeate spring was discovered while a group of local entrepreneurs were drilling for coal deposits. However, perhaps because of its proximity to the more fashionable Bath Spa, Melksham only had a few years of prosperity as a spa town. The town was clearly an important one in the 13th century, as it received a charter to hold a weekly Friday market and an annual Michaelmas fair in 1219. This first charter was followed by others.

    Did you sustain a whiplash injury in Melksham?

    You might have received a whiplash injury in Melksham in any number of accidents, not just in a road traffic accident. You could have sustained your whiplash injury in Melksham if you were out horse riding and your horse got spooked and threw you. If that was the case, and the horse was spooked by a motorist blowing their car’s horn, you might be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim against him or her. However, if you received your whiplash injury in Melskham because your horse was suddenly spooked by a fox or other wild animal, you would be unable to make a claim because no other person could be held responsible for it.

    In order to file a personal injury compensation claim, you need to be able to prove that you were not responsible for your accident, but that it was caused by another person who you could sue for damages.

    How long do I have to claim?

    You would normally have three years in which to claim for injuries sustained in an accident that took place in the British Isles, although there are some exceptions to this rule, so don’t assume that you have plenty of time to file your particular claim. You wouldn’t want the expiry date to run out, would you?

    Some accidents and injuries must be claimed for within two years, and some must be claimed for within nine months. If you would like to know just how long you have in which to file your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for this information.

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    How much compensation might I receive?

    There’s no way of predicting the exact amount of compensation you could receive, as a number of factors are taken into consideration when compensation is awarded. One of the major deciding factors is the severity of your injuries.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    If you need information, advice, or help to file your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now on one of our freephone numbers. It doesn’t matter about the time, as the lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Call now before it’s too late for you to make your claim.

    Date Published: 27th June 2014

    Author: David Brown

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