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Tips on Making a Whiplash Injury Claim

Sep 11, 2008
This article is meant to be a source of information for those who are involved in a road traffic accident and as a result have suffered physical harm. If you are looking for an effective means to receive compensation, it is necessary that you continue reading. The compensation normally obtained by whiplash injury victims may be anywhere between 1000 and 25,000, dependent on the degree of the injury and the presence of other injuries.

Normally, whiplash injuries are discovered one day to several days after the accident. The typical indications would encompass slight pain in the neck areas, shoulders, as well as the back of the body merely a few hours after the occurrence of the accident. After a day however, or after one night of sleep, this slight bodily pain will become even worse, with the pain rendering the patient unable to shift out of the bed.

Those who have experienced the above mentioned symptoms after an accident should bear in mind the following tips when it comes to dealing with a claim for whiplash injury compensation.

As much as possible, it is essential that photos be taken on the area of the accident in order to record documentation on what has actually happened. This would include any harm done on the vehicle or of any observable signs on the road pavement.

You need to acquire all the necessary details on any third party included in the accident, such as the name and contact information of witnesses, the plate numbers of the liable vehicle, a short documentation on the accident, as well as the condition of the weather during that time. The location, specific time and other pertinent events must be included as well. It is legally required of anyone who is involved in an accident to provide the essential details when requested. If anyone who is involved does not provide the needed information, you can seek the help of authorities for this. Should you do this, you need to obtain the PC number and rank for further communication.

Seeking medical assistance is necessary if you experience any pain or soreness following an accident. You should accomplish this instantly or at least after a single day. However, if the soreness continues to worsen at a rapid pace, going to your local hospital is necessary for a complete treatment. You need to file all the papers and receipts from your doctor regarding your whiplash injury. You also need to request for any report, as much as possible, since this will be very important when you finally get to file your compensation claim.

Should you suddenly feel any form of faintness after an accident, you must not be driving or performing any physical task. If the accident has happened during working hours, you need to inform your employer on the details right away. Through this, an accident report will be accomplished, and then filed for future purposes, especially if you are asked of additional evidence for your compensation claim.

It is also essential that you seek the assistance of a competent lawyer who specializes in cases involving a whiplash injury. Over the web, you will be able to find solicitors who are experts in these matters. You merely need to submit the proper documentation as well as your permission to be legally represented.

Always keep the original copies in your own file, so that you still have future reference as to the report of your whiplash injury accident.
About the Author
Nicholas Tate is the webmaster of http://www.claims4whiplash.co.uk which provides information and advice on personal injury claims, including whiplash compensation claims and road traffic accident claims
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