I was involved in a crash yesterday that involved some guy who was stationary to move into my lane with no traffic, which resulted in me slamming on my brakes and clipping his mirror. I rang my insurance to tell them what happened (didnt make a claim and sent them the dashcam video) and said my back muscles are really hurting and that where the seatbelt pulled me back in I felt bruised there. I had the legal team on the phone to me today, is it worth making a asking for compensation? Im not taking any time off work, but I havent seen a doctor yet and the only time I can is during work, so I have to miss a day off for that as I work 2 hours from where I live.
Let me know your thoughts.
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- Thread Starter
- 19-01-2016 13:51
- 19-01-2016 15:15
Well depends if they find you at fault for the accident you will get nothing.
If its the other drivers fault you can make a claim.
- 20-01-2016 20:35
You'd probably get compensation if you chased it. You'd just be another one of the hundreds that make silly compensation claims every year. I'd feel embarrassed chasing money for a muscle injury. If you had a fractured vertebra from a rollover accident I could understand as this will have a significant impact your life. Muscles heal themselves over time and won't cause you any long term problems. If you're still going to work and considering civil action a mere one day after the accident then it really can't be serious.Last edited by FXX; 20-01-2016 at 20:38.
- 21-01-2016 11:36
i damaged my back badly in a crash as a passenger it's been four years and my claim is nearly finished