In a survey undertaken by The Financial Times in 2012, it seems that whiplash injury in Mid Wales is not very common. Along with Scotland, the North East of England, East Anglia, and South West England, Mid Wales is one of the areas in which there are fewer whiplash injury claims. The places with the most are Liverpool, which is the British whiplash capital with an unlikely 22 claims per 1,000 people; Uxbridge, which comes a close second; and other ‘hot spots’ such as Bolton, Ilford, and Bradford.
In 2011, the Association of British Insurers stated that in the previous year, there had been claims amounting to two billion pounds for whiplash, which added around £90 to the average cost of a motorist’s insurance.
Have you suffered a whiplash injury in Mid Wales?
It would seem from these statistics and the statement by the association of British Insurers that you could only suffer from a whiplash injury in Mid Wales, or elsewhere in the country, if you were involved in a road traffic accident. However, you can actually sustain a whiplash injury in Mid Wales if you have had any accident in which your head jerked violently after an impact; for example, a boxer might have whiplash after a particularly powerful punch to the head, or you may have slipped and fallen badly to receive whiplash.
If you are able to prove that the accident in which you were injured was not your fault (you would probably need the help of a personal injury lawyer to do this), then you may be eligible to file a personal injury compensation claim.
How can I find a personal injury lawyer?
You can find a personal injury lawyer by searching for one online, or by going through the local telephone directory. However, not all personal injury lawyers deal with claims arising from the type of accident you have had. They all tend to specialise in one particular aspect of the personal injury compensation claim law. If you had an accident at work, for example, you wouldn’t need the services of a personal injury lawyer whose main area of expertise was in clinical negligence.
After an injury or illness, you may not feel up to finding a personal injury lawyer, but you need to do this as there are some accidents and their subsequent injuries which must be claimed for within months, rather than the usual three years.
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we will probably be able to put you in touch with a personal injury lawyer who is an expert in the appropriate area of the law.
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Date Published: 27th June 2014