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Since 2004 we have helped thousands of people either by answering simple questions for them immediately after an accident, or by helping them to make a claim for whiplash compensation. We find that often people have the same questions or concerns, so to save you worrying we have answered the most common ones relating to whether to claim compensation for whiplash here for you.
You do not need to know how to claim for whiplash. Our specialist whiplash claim solicitors will take care of everything for you, from completing the initial and often dull insurance claim forms, right through to sending you your cheque for whiplash compensation. All you need to do is to pick up the phone and call us free on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01275 774 557) and from that moment onwards we will take care of everything for you. It really is that simple!
The 'Compensation Culture' is a term that the insurance companies have spent a lot of money bringing into public focus with the sole intention of making people just like you question whether they should make a claim when they are injured through no fault of their own. The reality is that there is no 'Compensation Culture' at all, as admitted by Lord Young who was asked to look into it by David Cameron. So if the Government could find no evidence of it when they specifically went looking for it, you can be safe in the knowledge that there really is no 'Compensation Culture'.
Remember that insurance companies provide insurance cover to make payments to people who are injured by their insured. They calculate their risks very carefully before issuing a quotation for car insurance so as soon as their insured crashed into you they immediately put aside the money for your compensation claim (yes, really - this is called their 'reserve'). If you have suffered an injury, this compensation is available for you. If you decide not to claim, the insurers take back this 'reserve' and they increase their profits. You can see why they spend so much money pushing the term 'Compensation Culture' into the media, as it makes good, honest people like you think twice about claiming.
1stClaims does not charge you for using our service and all initial enquiries with our Solicitors are also free of charge, so rest assured, this initial step of making an enquiry will not cost you anything.
Once one of our Solicitors has assessed the merits of your enquiry they will make a judgement on the likely chances of bringing a successful claim and if the prospects are good, they will normally offer to take your case on a No Win No Fee basis. NOTE: If your case is successful your Solicitor will deduct up to a maximum of 25% of your final settlement or compensation award as payment for their fees. You can find out more about No Win No Fee arrangements and the potential costs that can be incurred by clicking here.
Thankfully the legal claims process has been hugely improved and is much faster than it used to be. 1stClaims solicitors make use of all of the latest technology to ensure that your claim can be settled as quickly as possible, many claims settling within only a few weeks or at the most a few months.
There is little or no stress on your part because your 1stClaims solicitor will take care of all of the form filling and paperwork for you, leaving you to concentrate on making a quick and as full a recovery as possible.
Whilst it might appear that your injury is not too painful at this time, we know from bitter experience that often an apparently minor injury can deteriorate into something more serious without the right early care and attention. By contacting 1stClaims you will be fully assessed and receive any private medical treatment necessary to help you make a full recovery. Please do not leave it to chance but let us help you get better quickly.
The next question you are probably asking is 'Is it worth making a claim?' There are several reasons why you must make a claim for whiplash compensation. The most important one is that if you do not claim and subsequently your whiplash pain deteriorates (as sometimes happens) it will be harder to prove that the pain has stemmed from the car accident you have just been involved in. If you feel that the whiplash pain you are experiencing now is not too significant but still put in a claim for compensation, there will be a documented chain of events linking the pain to the accident. Failing to take any action now could break that chain and make it much more difficult to link the pain and the accident at a later date.
The compensation is the final reason we believe you should claim. The average whiplash claim settlement is around £2,000 to £5,000 but many claims are worth significantly more. Most people can make good use of the extra money in tighter financial times.
Please call us for free on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01275 774 557) or complete our Free Claim Enquiry online and let us explain all of your legal rights and available options to you.
We are here to help you from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday,
8.30am to 6pm on Saturday and 9am to 6pm on Sundays.
Make a claim now or you can speak to us on 0800 2888 693
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