Whiplash injury is probably the commonest accidental injury to occur in the UK. The most likely situations that put people at risk of it are accidents on the roads, or at work. Public transport – trains, buses, planes – is statistically safer than travelling by road, and the reason why whiplash injury is so common is that it is the most likely injury to result from an impact in a road crash. A whiplash injury in Ravenscourt Park is no more likely than on any other suburban roads, but if you have been a victim of it, are you entitled to claim compensation?
Claiming compensation for a whiplash injury in Ravenscourt Park
Damage to the neck tendons from overstretching backwards and then forwards is called whiplash injury. It is a temporary but acutely painful condition and the most-claimed for injury in the UK. Vehicle passengers may be able to claim compensation for the pain and inconvenience caused to them, should they be able to prove the liability for the accident on either the driver of the car they were in, or of the third party driver. Generally speaking, it is better to focus on making the claim, and let the insurance companies establish who was to blame.
Three-year window to claim
Should you wish to claim for whiplash injury in Ravenscourt Park, you should take your action within three years. This is the legal limit permitted. It may seem like a long time, but solicitors need that time to gather evidence, take statements and present your case, so start sooner rather than later. Your claim will take into account the pain and suffering caused, loss of income if you are off work, and extra expenses you have been forced to find because you needed domestic or personal care, and other costs directly related to your incapacity.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think you may have a valid claim for a whiplash injury in Ravenscourt Park, or anywhere else, take the 3-point questionnaire here on the site. It will only take you 30 seconds and it will tell you, in principle, whether you might have a case. After that, you can use our compensation calculator to establish how much cash you could get, if your legal representative wins your case. Ask us to advise you, because all our experts work on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about finding money up front. You can reach our advisers on 0800 689 0500 (from your land line) or if calling on a mobile, on 0333 500 0993. Call at any time on our Freephone lines. If you would like someone to call you back, text “CLAIM365” to 88010.