We specialise in helping victims of whiplash injurys claim the compensation they deserve
The bulk of UK personal injury claims involve whiplash claims; with thousands of people regularly receiving compensation as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury, you could make a claim with our expert whiplash solicitors today.
Our friendly network of solicitors are vastly experienced in helping victims of whiplash make claims for compensation on a No Win No Fee* basis.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is most commonly associated with car accidents, with the force of impact causing the victim’s neck to jerk and ‘whip’ with such ferocity that it causes injury. The full extent of this injury can manifest itself in multiple ways:
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain
- Pain in other limbs
- Muscle spasms
- Ringing in the ears
- Swelling and numbness
These symptoms can vary from person to person depending on the specifics of the accident, and this is also true of the time it can take to notice the real effects. In most cases it can take up to 12 hours or more before the victim can start to feel discomfort. Depending on how the injury has affected your ability to go about your everyday life, you might be able to claim for multiple damages.
How much could I claim for my whiplash injury?
While it is difficult to give each claimant a definitive figure of how much they could claim before knowing the full particulars of their accident, there are guideline amounts which judges use to decide how much compensation to award. However, these figures don’t take into account special damages for out-of-pocket expenses e.g. Travel expenses, loss of earnings, bonuses, household costs, medical treatment, special care etc.
The following figures are a snippet taken from the twelfth edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases and could be conservative if you have extra losses to add-on top of this:
Severe Neck Injury (I, II & III) – £36,740 to around £119,900
Injuries such as fractures or dislocations, or serious soft tissue damage and or/ ruptured tendons which lead to permanent disability. As well as injuries including incomplete paraplegia, permanent spastic quadriparesis, limitation of movement and/or severe headaches.
Moderate Neck Injury (I, II & III) – £6,380 to £31,130
Soft tissue or wrenching-type injuries, or severe disc lesions resulting in cervical spondylosis, limitation of movement, permanent or intermittent pain, stiffness or discomfort. Fractures or dislocations causing immediate symptoms and which may require spinal fusion.
Minor Neck Injury (I, II & III) Up to £1,705 – £6,380
Soft tissue injuries where a full recovery ranges from a few months to one or two years.
With the help of The Compensation Experts, we can make sure you receive the payout you deserve. Whether this is to cover loss of earnings, travel and medical bills, treatment and more, we are here with you every step of the way. Our friendly and experienced legal advisors will be able to tell you in a matter of minutes whether you have a valid claim.
Use our contact form, Freephone number or live chat facility to receive advice and assistance today!
*Conditions may apply
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 you may have a longer period to claim.Find out more
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 include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
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 and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.Find out more