Have you suffered a Whiplash injury in Pontyclun?
Pontyclun is a village in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, the name of which means “bridge over the Clun”. Now, Pontyclun has become something of a commuter town for residents working in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. As such, you may travel by train in the area, and if you were involved in a rail accident it is possible that you suffered a whiplash injury in Pontyclun.
Did you suffer a whiplash injury in Pontyclun?
Some people erroneously believe that a whiplash injury in Pontyclun must have happened in a road traffic accident, but this is not actually the case. You might have sustained a whiplash injury in Pontyclun, in any type of accident in which your head jerked violently in opposite directions very rapidly. If, for example, two trains collided, you could have sustained a whiplash injury from the impact, especially if you were sitting at the front of the train and were involved in a head-on collision.
Can you make a compensation claim?
If you sustain a whiplash injury after an accident, which might take some hours to develop, you should seek medical attention. If you can prove, with the help of a personal injury lawyer, that the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for your injury. To do so, you must be able to demonstrate that the accident was the fault of someone else.
Although the UK government are trying to clamp down on bogus whiplash claims which people claim they suffered in car accidents, you can still claim for a genuine whiplash injury. You may need to have a second medical examination, and you might have to pay for this, but if you have a genuine case of whiplash and can prove that the accident in which you sustained it was no fault of yours, you would probably be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
How long do you have in which to file a claim?
If your accident occurred in this country, you could normally expect to have 3 years from the date on which it happened in which to make your claim. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, so to find out precisely how long you have left to make your claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need any assistance, advice, or information about a potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can dial our number from a landline, call 0800 689 0500, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Call now, as time may be running out for you to make a no-win, no-fee claim.
Date Published: 18th July 2014