Whiplash Injury Compensation
Whiplash is soft tissue damage. It affects the area around the neck and shoulders. The cause of whiplash is the motion of throwing the head rapidly out of position, such as in a car accident or an unsafe rugby tackle. Most injuries heal after a few days, but sometimes victims have lingering pain and stiffness for weeks or, in chronic whiplash cases, months.
At The Compensation Experts, the solicitors we work with will do their utmost to obtain maximum compensation for you in the shortest possible time.
What is Whiplash Compensation?
Whiplash compensation covers physical damage that a victim suffers, as well as any extraordinary expenses like:
- Medical treatment, or rehabilitation
- Transport to the hospital or doctor
- Loss of income
Generally, the more severe your whiplash, the higher the payment, although this may change if you are partially responsible for the accident. Whiplash is a type of muscle strain and symptoms include:
- Muscular pain and stiffness in your neck and shoulders
- Pain when you turn your head, or move it up and down
- Muscle spasms
It can be treated with a collar to keep the neck immobile while recovering. Over the counter or prescription analgesics may be used to control pain, while physiotherapy is used in the recovery of chronic whiplash cases.
An example case study of a successful compensation claim for whiplash featured a man who was injured while taking part in a martial arts competition after his opponent used an illegal manoeuvre to throw him to the ground. He received immediate treatment from the attending medic and went to A&E for further examination. At A&E he was then diagnosed with severe whiplash, which was diagnosed via ultrasound. The victim had six weeks off work to recover. He lost a significant amount of earnings as he was self-employed. As the nature and cause of his injury were evident, his payment was awarded after only a few months.
Claiming Compensation for Whiplash Injuries
Making a personal injury claim for compensation is easier than you think. The first step is to call The Compensation Experts where one of our friendly team will be able to talk to you about your circumstances. They can also offer advice about whether you can make a claim. If so, and if you decide to go ahead, we will pair you with a personal injury solicitor who has the right experience to support your whiplash claim, request payment and negotiate on your behalf until they reach an appropriate settlement.
No whiplash injury is identical, and it is not possible to predict the amount you can claim. We can get an estimate from the Judicial College. They collate information on payments made in the last year. Compensation for mild cases of whiplash ranges from £750 to £2,000, while more severe cases that last several months to a year can receive up to £5,500.
To find out more contact The Compensation Experts today.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In this case you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. However, if your claim is successful we will charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded and if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends then you may be liable to pay basic charges in addition to this.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information you provide, which then helps us to determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our panel of personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Team
Each client has their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish. They will also be there every step of the way. The client has a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert whiplash injury compensation advisors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee* basis, so if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
However, you should be aware that the panel of solicitors we work with may charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded if your claim is successful. Further, if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends you may be also be liable to pay basic charges including (but not exclusively) disbursements, and barrister’s fees.