Most people who have suffered an injury following an accident can be reluctant to make a claim. The main reason for this tends to be due to a fear of the legal profession (solicitors) and a dislike of insurers.
But should you let such views stand in the way of a genuine whiplash claim? Absolutely not.
This means that if you lose your case they cannot charge you any costs. Furthermore if you win, the costs will be paid for by the insurers of the responsible party.
We can operate this way because the general principle in English law remains that a genuine personal injury victim needs legal support to make a claim. The legal support comes at a cost and the person / organisation bearing that cost, quite rightly, is the responsible party. Most claims are settled within 8-12 months with little or no inconvenience for the claimant. By making a claim you can assure yourself that you will receive the best possible outcome in terms of physiotherapy, treatment and compensation.
Making a claim can actually aid recovery and will ensure that you receive a monetary award that compensates you for your pain & suffering
Beware: Insurers nowadays have adopted a tactic known as “Third party capture”. This is a method of capturing injured parties before they obtain legal advice. If you do not seek legal advice you will almost certainly receive a raw deal from the insurers. We can say this because we have many examples of such conduct. Insurer claims departments try to save money wherever possible – they are acting in their own interests – not yours.
The Claims Connection whiplash compensation section – UK whiplash personal injury compensation.