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Whiplash injury compensation: how long do we have to make a compensation claim following a road traffic accident in England?

Whiplash injury compensation: my 10 year old son and I were involved in a car accident last year in Lancashire, England and I would like to know how long we have to make a compensation claim for personal injury?

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A: How long you have to claim UK whiplash injury compensation will vary for both you and your son.

1. The time to claim whiplash injury compensation for an adult

An adult who is involved in a road traffic accident in England has three years from the date of the accident to make a personal injury claim - this is for compensation for any type of injury including whiplash injury compensation.

Click motor vehicle accident to see examples of exceptions to the three year period to making a compensation claim following a RTA.

2. How long does a child have to make a UK whiplash injury claim?

In England the law allows your child until his 21st birthday to make a claim for whiplash compensation following a car accident. Your son is 10, but so long as he is under the age of 18 years, no matter his age he has until his 21st birthday to make a whiplash neck injury claim.

Click injury minor / child to learn all about making a claim for a minor / person under the age of 19 years.

3. Contacting a specialist UK whiplash injury compensation solicitor

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