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Why you need to make a claim for whiplash injuries

By Edited May 23, 2015 0 0

People suffering with whiplash often find it difficult to cope
Each and every year in the uk you will find around 1.2 million incidents on the road. Almost all these involve minor damage to the vehicles or surrounding property. However over 500,000 injury claims are recorded every year by insurers.

The most frequent kind of injury that the insurers encounter is whiplash. This is a potentially aggravating injury that in many instances will be needing medical intervention by means of treatment or physiotherapy.

Most people battling with whiplash won't have any symptoms right after the collision. This can be explained in some instances because of the rush of adrenalin as a result of the accident but also when you strain muscles in this manner, the pain does not reveal itself until sometime afterwards - often following a nights rest.

Most accident victims visit the local hospital to have themselves checked over. Some decide to visit their GP whilst this is very common, you cannot undergo X rays within a GP clinic so the preferred choice is to visit the A&E department of the local hospital. X rays will only be commissioned in severe cases yet it's far better to be safe than sorry in such a situation.

This is what you can do should you have sustained a whiplash injury. Go to the local hospital to acquire help as quickly as possible. Go to the GP thereafter if you think that your symptoms aren't improving. The GP can sort out physiotherapy and further treatment. Look into other therapies if conditions continue for example herbal remedies and perhaps acupuncture which despite being pricey, is very effective for many individuals.

You might be able to make a claim for compensation on condition that the negligent party was identified and appropriately insured. Many lawyers who take care of whiplash claims operate on the web and their services are easily accessible.

No win No fee claims arrangements mean you shall not be faced with any legal service fees whether you win or lose your case. Make sure while you speak to a solicitor that you completely understand the rules and regulations surrounding the No win No fee procedure. Some law companies may charge you a administration fee. These companies ought to be avoided as there are many more who will work on your case free of charge.

Whiplash claims tend to be settled within six months time. However it is recommended that you ensure your injury have settled before you settle and accept a settlement award. Average payments of around £2500-3000 can be made for a claim of this sort. Your legal charges are reclaimed on top of that.

It is worthwhile doing your study prior to making your claim but don't be anxious about the process. The legal process for a case of this type is fast, efficient and really straightforward.

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