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Tips For Making a Whiplash Injury Claim

June 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 235

Whiplash is a common type of injury sustained in accidents, but there are thousands of sufferers who fail to make whiplash injury claims. A whiplash injury claim can be pursued if someone has sustained the injury in a no fault accident, be it a road accident, slip or trip or work accident. Depending on the severity of the injury and other damages caused, whiplash injury claims can fetch the claimant anything from £1000 - £8500. Whiplash is not a life threatening injury but it can cause the sufferer a great deal of discomfort and pain. For this reason, it is essential to consider pursuing a whiplash injury clam if it occurred through the fault of another person.

The symptoms of whiplash are not apparent immediately after the accident. They take around 12-24 hours to become apparent. If the injury is minor, the victim may experience pain in the neck area and slight discomfort. However, if the injury is severe, headaches, nausea, loss of concentration and blurry vision may also be experienced.

If you have developed whiplash, then here are some tips on how to deal with a whiplash injury claim.

1. Take pictures of the accident scene or the cause of the accident. Since whiplash is commonly sustained in car accidents, it is easy to obtain photographic evidence of how the injury occurred. The photographs must include the positions of the vehicles, damages caused to the vehicles and any other signs of the accident such as skid marks on the road, etc. 2. Obtain details of the third party. This can include their names, phone numbers, addresses as well as vehicle details. If possible, write down a quick description of the accident. In addition, get witnesses to provide their account of what happened. 3. Visit the G.P if you feel any kind of discomfort or pain. You will not be able to know the extent of the injury until you undergo a medical examination. Remember, you will need documentation from your G.P when making a whiplash injury claim so make sure to keep them in a safe place until needed. 4. Keep a note of how you feel, symptoms you experience and the things that you are unable to do due to your injury in a journal.5. Contact a reputable injury lawyer to discuss your claim with. Provide all the necessary details and documents and find out if you can put up an injury claim and how much compensation you can get. Let an injury lawyer to represent your case because this way you are assured to receiving maximum compensation.

Are you looking to make an injury claim? Visit our website which provides impartial legal advice and puts personal injury victims in touch with top rated No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers in the UK.

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