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    Whiplash injury in Smithfield


    At one time Smithfield market was one of the biggest meat and provisions markets in London until almost the end of the 20th century. It was established as a meat market in mediaeval times, and given the lack of health and safety regulations in those times, it is probable that many of the people working there suffered a whiplash injury in Smethwick because of being hit on the head by boxes or slipping and falling awkwardly. It’s not just road traffic accidents that are responsible for whiplash injuries.

    Can I claim for my whiplash injury in Smethwick?

    You might be able to make a claim for your whiplash injury in Smethwick if you can prove that you were not to blame for your accident. You may need a personal injury lawyer to also help you prove that someone else caused the accident in which you were injured. If you need a specialist personal injury lawyer, call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we can introduce you to one of our expert advisers.

    To be able to make a claim for a whiplash injury in Smethwick you need to have received medical attention as soon as you possibly could after the accident. Your medical report is required if you decide to make a claim. This will help in the calculations of the amount of compensation you might receive.

    You usually have three years in which to file a claim for a whiplash injury in Smethwick, but this depends on the type of accident you were involved in. Sometimes you have much less time to file a claim. If you need to find out how long you have to make your particular claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.

    How much compensation can I get for my whiplash injury?

    The amount of compensation you could get for that whiplash injury in Smethwick depends on the severity of the injury. No one can accurately predict just how much you might receive. For minor whiplash cases, from which you are expected to recover within a year, you would receive between £1,705 and £3,520. If you were expected to recover fully within two years then you could expect to receive between £3,520 and £6,380. However, if you are not expected to fully recover because you have chronic whiplash, then you could expect more. These figures are only for the amount you could receive for the discomfort and distress caused by the injury.

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    Date Published: 18th August 2014

    Author: David Brown

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