Ongar is both a civil parish in Essex, consisting of Chipping Ongar, and four other places, and a suburb of Dublin, Eire. Chipping Ongar is a small market town (Chipping meaning marketplace, derived from the Old English cēping). Ongar means ‘grassland’ again from Old English. In mediaeval times Ongar was an important market town with a castle, although all that remains of this Norman motte and bailey castle is the motte, which is now covered with trees and in private ownership. The parish church of Saint Martin was built in the 11th century and is a grade I listed building.
Are you suffering from a whiplash injury in Ongar?
If you have been involved in an accident, you may be suffering from a whiplash injury in Ongar. If you can prove that the accident in which you sustained your whiplash injury in Ongar was no fault of yours, but that of someone else, you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim. You will need to begin the claims process as soon as possible, as although you usually have three years to claim compensation for a whiplash injury in Ongar, it depends on the type of accident you were involved in. Some accidents and the injuries resulting from them must be claimed for within nine months. To find out how long you have to file your particular claim call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
How much can I expect to get in compensation?
Compensation is given for a number of reasons, the main one being the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injuries. You can also claim for any expenses that you incurred directly because of your injuries; these may include, but are not limited to, medical treatment, care or taxi fares to and from hospital. You can also claim for loss of earnings, loss of amenity (loss of quality of life if you can no longer do something you enjoyed doing before your accident) and damage to personal property.
For the pain, distress and suffering caused by a minor whiplash injury which you will fully recover from in six weeks to a year, you would receive somewhere between £1,705 and £3,520. If you are expected to make a full recovery within two years, then you might receive between £3,520 and £6,380 and if you have a more serious type of whiplash injury, you could expect to receive more in compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you are considering making a personal injury compensation claim, but are unsure about how to do this, or if you need information and so on, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can do this at any time as our freephone lines are always open. For calls from landlines dial 0800 689 0500, or from mobiles, 0333 500 0993. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 8th July 2014