If you have been scrambling down cliffs near this picturesque village, right now you could be suffering with a whiplash injury in Polzeath. If you sustained your whiplash injury in Polzeath because you were behaving recklessly and stumbled headlong down a cliff, you would not be able to make a personal injury compensation claim as the accident would have been entirely your fault. In order to claim for a whiplash injury in Polzeath or elsewhere, you must be able to prove that the accident in which you were injured was not your fault, but that someone else was to blame for it.
How long do I have in which to claim?
Depending on what type of accident you sustained, you have between nine months and three years to make your personal injury compensation claim. Usually you have three years in which to make a claim for injuries which were sustained in an accident within the UK. However, there are exceptions to this general rule.
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault at sea or on board an aircraft, or at an airport virtually anywhere in the world (although the country must be a signatory to the Montreal Convention), you have only two years in which to make a claim. The same is true if you were injured while a crime was taking place. To find out exactly how long you have to file your claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now.
Have you sustained a whiplash injury in Polzeath?
If you have sustained a whiplash injury then it’s important that you seek advice as soon as possible to make sure you can claim the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Compensation can help you to recover costs that have left you out of pocket as a result of your accident, such as medical and travel expenses, loss of earnings and other costs you may not have been expecting to pay after your accident.
Your injuries could leave you unable to work for a long period of time, and if this applies to you, you could soon struggle to pay your other bills and expenses – leading to financial difficulty.
If you need any information or expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Our freephone line is always open, so you can call at any time. From a landline, call 0800 689 0500, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile (charges may apply). Why not call now and see how we can help you claim?
Date Published: 18th July 2014
Author: Emma Matthews