Whiplash Injury Compensation
Whiplash is a term used to describe soft tissue damage around the neck. It results from the head being thrown rapidly out of position, such as in a car accident or an unsafe rugby tackle. Most injuries heal after a few days, but in some instances, victims are left with lingering pain and stiffness for weeks or, in chronic whiplash cases, months.
To successfully claim compensation for a whiplash injury that was not your fault, you need the help of a specialist personal injury solicitor. At The Compensation Experts, we work with a select group of lawyers who will do their utmost to obtain maximum compensation for you in the shortest possible of time.
What is Whiplash Compensation?
Whiplash compensation is paid to cover physical damage suffered by a victim, as well as any extraordinary expenses like:
- Medical treatment, or rehabilitative therapy
- Transport to the hospital or doctor
- Loss of income due to being unable to work
In general, the more severe your case of whiplash, the higher the payment you can expect, although this will change if you are found to be 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 turning your head, or moving it up and down
- Muscle spasms
Whiplash 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 utilised in the recovery of chronic whiplash cases.
An example case study of a successful compensation claim for whiplash featured a man 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 was sent to A&E for further examination where severe whiplash was diagnosed via ultrasound. The victim had to take six weeks off work to recover which represented a significant loss of earnings as he was self-employed. As the nature and cause of his injury were evident, his payment only took a few months to be awarded.
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 and offer advice about whether you have grounds to 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 reaching an appropriate settlement.
No whiplash injury is identical, and it is not possible to predict the amount of your settlement. We can get an estimate from the Judicial College who collates information on payments made in the last year. Compensation for mild cases of whiplash, which may be a little stiffness and aching that goes within a few days, ranges from £750 to £2,000, while more severe cases lasting several months to a year can receive up to £5,500.
To find out more contact The Compensation Experts today.
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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 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 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.
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.
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. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate. *conditions may apply
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 is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with 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, meaning 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. *conditions may apply