If you live in Smallburgh in Norfolk and are reading this, the chances are that you are suffering from a whiplash injury in Smallburgh. You may be sitting at home, or if you suffered other injuries in the accident, you could be in hospital, wondering whether or not you could make a personal injury compensation claim.
Making a claim for a whiplash injury
If you suffered your whiplash injury in Smallburgh, then you may have sustained it in a car accident. As you probably know, the British government are attempting to crackdown on fraudulent whiplash claims, but if your is a genuine case, you may be eligible to make a claim for it.
In order to be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim , you have to be able to prove that you were not responsible for the accident in which you were injured. You also need to be able to prove that another person was responsible for the accident. You might think that is self-evident, but if, for example, a wild deer ran into the road and you swerved to avoid it and sustained your whiplash injury in Smallburgh because you hit a tree, then there would be no one to make a claim against.
You also have to prove that you received medical treatment as soon as you could after the accident and your medical report will be used to show that you did. If you sustained your whiplash injury in Smallburgh in a road traffic accident then the police should have been called to the accident scene. They have a responsibility to investigate the causes of accidents and when they have completed their investigation they will produce an accident report. You will need this also if you decide to claim for your injuries.
How long do I have to make my claim?
You usually have three years from the date of an accident that happened in the UK to file a personal injury compensation claim. However, there are some accidents that have to be claimed for within a shorter period of time. After that time has lapsed you would only be able to make a claim if there were exceptional circumstances which had prevented you from doing so earlier.
To find out exactly how long you have to file your particular claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need to ask any questions about your potential personal injury compensation claim, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us on one of our freephone numbers at any time, every day of the year. If no one takes your call, leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. If you prefer, send the text ‘claim 365‘ to 88010. Grab the nearest phone and contact us now for expert legal advice.
Date Published: 18th August 2014
Author: David Brown