If you live in Skipton, North Yorkshire, or near it, you may have had a road traffic accident and perhaps you sustained a whiplash injury. This type of injury is very common, particularly if you were travelling slowly, or in traffic, and someone bumped into your car’s rear end. You can also suffer a whiplash injury in Skipton if you had a bang to the head. You don’t only get whiplash because of car accidents. If you play a contact sport such as rugby, you might also get a whiplash injury in Skipton. Boxers are also prone to whiplash injuries.
Can I claim for my whiplash injury?
In order to make a personal injury compensation claim for a whiplash injury in Skipton, or any other injury for that matter, you must be able to prove that the accident in which you sustained the injury was not your fault. You must also be able to prove (with the help of a solicitor) that the accident was caused by another person.
You usually have three years to file a claim for an injury from the date of your accident, if it happened in the British Isles.However, there are always exceptions to general rules and so you may not have as long as that to file your particular claim. In order to find out exactly how long you have in which to file a claim, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline.
How much compensation will I get?
There is no way of predicting the actual amount you might get in compensation for a whiplash injury in Skipton. That is because compensation payments take several factors into account. The severity of your injury will have been assessed by your doctor and the amount you could receive for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injury will depend on the information in your medical report.
You can also claim for any loss of earnings, and also for loss of amenity (if your injury is severe, it may affect your lifestyle adversely). You can also claim for any expenses you incurred solely because of your injury, such as medical treatment and prescription charges.
Accident Advice Helpline
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, day or night, even on Bank Holidays. Our freephone lines are always open. If there is no one to take your call, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. From a landline the number to ring is 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Alternatively send the text message ‘claim 365’ to 88010 and we will call you back.
Why not contact us now for expert legal advice about your potential claim?
Date Published: 18th August 2014
Author: David Brown