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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Whiplash victim


    There is no difference between a whiplash accidents claim or any other type of injury compensation claims. The same criteria applies to all injury compensation claims, regardless of what type of injury the claim is for. The compensation is also calculated the same regardless of what type of accident and injury you have. If you are a whiplash victim then get the legal advice you need to claim compensation today.

    In making a claim, there are certain steps that you need to follow. It does not matter if it is a work related claim, a whiplash victim claim, or any other type of claim, the criteria stays the same.

    UK law has decided what the criteria and rules are and they must be complied with:

    • You must have been injured in an accident that was not your fault
    • The accident must have happened within the last 3 years
    • Your injuries must have needed medical attention.

    Evidence for your claim as a whiplash victim

    When you are making your whiplash accidents claim, you need as much evidence as possible to prove your claim. It could be witness reports or photos that you took on your mobile. Anything that you think might be relevant to help prove you injury claim will be useful.

    This evidence will not be needed if the other party accepts the blame, but usually this is not the case.

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    Medical evidence for your claim as a whiplash victim

    There are no medical tests for a whiplash injury, the diagnosis is based on the knowledge that you have been in an accident and the symptoms you relate to your doctor. They normally only send you for further tests if they think there could be other damage.

    A report from the medical professional that treated you will be required , although this is not always enough and some times, it is required that you attend an independent medical assessment.

    The best law firm to handle a claim for a whiplash victim

    Accident Advice Helpline will make sure that every aspect of your claim is looked at, including any extra costs you have incurred because of your injury.

    With 14 years of helping victims injured in accidents that were not their fault, we have the experience and expertise to give your claim its best chance of success. We have helped many thousands of victims obtain the compensation they were entitled to.

    We operate on a no win no fee basis so we will not be asking you for any money to start the work on your claim, and if your claim should be lost, you will not owe us a penny.

    Once you have either completed our “30-second test”, or called our freephone helpline, you will have an estimate of how much compensation you could be awarded. It can only be an estimate at this stage because there are so many factors that can affect the final outcome of your claim.

    From then on, you leave your claim to us and we will deal with everything that needs to be done for your personal injury compensation claim, and you can deal with your recovery.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 3rd May 2014

    Author: Louise Thacker

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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