Oldbury in the West Midlands is in the Black Country; it was a hamlet by 1000 AD, and grew over the years, although about a third of its population died in the Black Death of the 1340s. It grew further in the Industrial Revolution as coal and iron mining were its main industries, along with smelting and so on. Houses were thrown up to house the workers who lived in appalling conditions, with hardly any amenities. At that time of course there were no personal injury compensation claims to be made either for a whiplash injury in Oldbury or any other injury which could have been sustained in a workplace accident.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Oldbury?
Nowadays things have changed and if you have suffered a whiplash injury in Oldbury, you might be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. In order to make a claim for a whiplash injury in Oldbury or any other injury you must be able to prove that the accident in which you sustained it was not your fault in any way. If this is your case, why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you are entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim?
How much could I get in compensation?
It is impossible to say with any degree of accuracy how much you could get in compensation; this is because the amount you could get depends on many factors. In order to arrive at an estimated figure, your personal injury lawyer would have to consult the Judicial College’s guidelines (these give broad bands of amounts of compensation that can be paid for different types of injuries), your medical report and you will also be asked to provide payslips and receipts for items and services directly relating to your injury. He or she would also need to do some research to find out how much other people with similar injuries to yours have been awarded in recent years. Then your lawyer would have to ascertain if you are unable to do anything you did before your accident (a sport or hobby for example) and calculate how much you might get for loss of amenity or quality of life. Every case is different, which is why you can only expect to be given an estimate of the amount of compensation you might receive.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any queries, or need information and expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim, why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline? You can call one of these freephone numbers at any time as the lines will always be open: 0800 500 0993 for landline calls and 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. Don’t delay, call us now.
Date Published: 8th July 2014