If you have had a whiplash injury in St Lawrence, it could well be because you had an accident that was caused by someone else – and if this is the case, you could qualify to claim compensation.
Just don’t leave it too long before you make your claim, though – there’s a three-year limit!
Things you need to know about claiming
Besides the deadline (which is extended in cases where the claimant was a minor at the time of the accident), there are some other aspects of the claims process to bear in mind:
Eligibility. As mentioned above, if the accident that caused your injury was someone else’s fault, then you could claim. If you want to check your eligibility, go to our website and take our 30 second test!
Medical test. You will need to attend an additional medical assessment in order for your claim to go ahead. We know that this might be stressful, and we certainly wouldn’t ask you to do so if it weren’t necessary.
Gathering evidence. The payout you receive, if you are successful, will be for the injury itself and for the expenses you have incurred as a result of your injury. Make sure you keep records of your medical treatment, and receipts for expenses such as home help fees, taxi fares, etc.
Getting started with your claim for a whiplash injury in St Lawrence
Don’t let all of this overwhelm you! At Accident Advice Helpline, we make everything as easy as possible for our clients. Our solicitors can usually deal with cases in their entirety on your behalf, which spares you the stress and worry of making a court appearance.
It’s easy to get started, too, because we have a 24/7 hotline that’s fully staffed by professional advisors!
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010
What happens when you call?
You will speak to one of our team of advisors, first of all, and they will take your details in confidence.
If you qualify to claim, they will pass your details to one of our team of no win no fee solicitors, who will work on your case with the aim of gaining you a payment of compensation.
What to watch out for if you get into an accident
A whiplash injury in St Lawrence is caused by sudden impact, which may occur in a variety of situations, for example: a car accident, a slip and fall incident, or a biking incident.
The symptoms are pain, stiffness, and tenderness. Sometimes, people also experience a headache, nausea, and dizziness. Symptoms usually appear several hours later – maybe even a day or two later.
Make sure you get down to your doctor’s surgery as soon as you can – and, of course, call Accident Advice Helpline!
Date Published: 1st September 2014
Author: David Brown