Ponteland is a village in Northumberland. The river which flows through the town is the Pont, and the name means ‘island in the Pont.’
Have you sustained a whiplash injury in Ponteland?
If you are suffering with a whiplash injury in Ponteland, you may be wondering whether or not you could make a personal injury compensation claim. If the accident in which you sustained your whiplash injury in Ponteland was not your fault but someone else’s, and you can prove this, then you may be able to make a claim. You must be able to prove that you were not to blame for any accident in which you were injured if you are to make a personal injury compensation claim; it doesn’t matter whether it is a whiplash injury in Ponteland for which you wish to claim, or any other type of accident.
How much compensation might I get?
There is no way of knowing in advance how much compensation you could get for any claim. This is because the amount of compensation you are awarded depends on so many factors. The Judicial College has a set of guidelines which has broad bands of amounts that could be paid for certain injuries, depending on their severity; for example, for a minor whiplash injury you might be awarded between £1,705 and £3,520 (these amounts are for injuries from which you are expected to fully recover within a year).
However, you can also claim for loss of earnings, loss of amenity (quality of life), damage to personal property caused in the accident, medical care, treatment, and expenses (if you have receipts). The amount you may be awarded if your claim is successful will also depend on how much compensation has been paid to other people with similar injuries to yours in the recent past. If you would like an estimated figure of how much compensation you might receive for your injuries, take our 30-second test on the Accident Advice Helpline website.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need any information about your potential claim, or if you need expert legal advice, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. We have two freephone numbers that you can call at any time. Try calling 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or call from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Why not call now and find out what we might be able to do for you?