Would you know what to do if you sustained a whiplash injury in Sedgefield – besides seeking medical attention, that is?
The fact is, many people are unaware that they could be eligible to claim compensation for their injury. At Accident Advice Helpline, we make it our business to ensure that people know about their right to claim – and if you read on, you can find out a few facts about claiming!
How to know if you are eligible to claim
Basically, if your whiplash injury has been caused by someone else, you could claim compensation. At this point, people often wonder what “caused by someone else” means.
Whiplash injury in Sedgefield can happen as a result of someone’s deliberate actions. This means that an accident or incident has been caused because they have done something to cause it. They may drive into your rear bumper, for example, or physically assault you.
Alternatively, you can get whiplash because of someone’s negligent behaviour. Suppose you go for a walk on an icy public footpath, and you slip and fall. That’s happened because someone failed to ensure the path was gritted. This is usually a local council’s responsibility.
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The process of claiming for a whiplash injury in Sedgefield
The first step is to call Accident Advice Helpline, which is open 24/7. Our hotline numbers are:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
There’s also the option to text “claim365” to 88010, and await a call from an advisor.
When you call, your first point of contact will be one of our team of professional advisors, who will guide you through the process of making a claim.
If you are eligible to claim, your advisor will pass your details to one of our team of no-win, no-fee solicitors. As the term suggests, if you don’t win your case, you won’t have to pay fees.
What happens if you win your case
You will receive a payout, which is made up of a sum of money for the injury itself, and a sum for any expenses incurred that are related to the claim. Such expenses may include home help fees, taxi fares, and childminding fees. Make sure you keep your receipts!
Who are Accident Advice Helpline?
We are a personal injury law firm with a reputation for providing excellent client care. We have 16 years’ experience in the field, and have grown to become one of the largest law firms in the UK.
Our patron is known to millions: Dame Esther Rantzen. She has several decades’ experience of campaigning for consumer rights, and shining a light on important issues that affect people. She founded ChildLine, a confidential advice service for children, and presented That’s Life, a BBC consumer issues show, for 21 years.
You know you can trust us, so why not call us now about your whiplash injury in Sedgefield?
Date Published: 14th August 2014
Author: David Brown