If you have suffered a whiplash injury which was caused by an accident that was not your fault, you could be owed compensation for your injuries. Whether you got whiplash from a car accident, a sporting accident, or any other sort of accident, if the accident was caused by negligence on the part of someone else, you may be able to make a whiplash injury claim. Call No Win No Fee Expert today and if you are entitled to claim compensation, our panel of excellent no win no fee solicitors will be able to handle your claim for a whiplash injury.
No Win No Fee Expert work with a panel of personal injury claims solicitors who could pursue your case on a no win no fee basis. This means that there is no upfront solicitor’s fee to pay and in the unlikely event that you do not win your compensation claim, you will not have to pay your solicitors fee. What’s more, our panel of solicitors have up to thirty years of experience so you your claim is bound to be in safe hands, and they will always push to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you could be entitled to claim.
If you wish to make a no win no fee claim for whiplash compensation, contact No Win No Fee Expert today. Call us on 0800 073 8802 to reach us. We offer a free personal injury claims consultation for anyone looking to make a no win no fee whiplash claim. If you have the right to make a claim, our panel of no win no fee personal injury solicitors will start working on your case right away. We can also answer any questions you may have about claiming such as “What is the average payout for whiplash?” or “How long does a whiplash claim take?”. Call No Win No Fee Expert today to begin your whiplash compensation claim, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
- A Guide To Whiplash Injury Claims
- What Is A Whiplash Injury
- How Whiplash Claim Amounts Are Determined
- Whiplash Claims Calculator
- Common Types Of Accidents Causing Whiplash
- Whiplash Symptoms Checker
- Whiplash Treatment And Recovery
- Could I Claim If A Passenger?
- Whiplash Injury Compensation Time Limits
- Time Limits For Car Insurance Claim
- Could I Make A No Win No Fee Whiplash Injury Claim
- Getting In Touch With Our Team
- Information On This Condition And References
In the United Kingdom, if another party has a duty of care towards you and you are harmed because of their negligent actions, or inactions on their part, you can claim compensation from them. For example, drivers have a duty of care towards other road users, so if you have suffered a whiplash injury, because another driver caused a rear end shunt, you could be entitled to claim compensation. You can also claim compensation for whiplash caused by other means such as a sporting accident, if the accident was caused by negligence on the part of another person or organisation.
In this guide to making a whiplash injury claim we will explain what whiplash is and how whiplash causing accidents can happen. We will explain what whiplash symptoms and delayed whiplash symptoms can occur and we will also look at the types of whiplash treatments that are available. Then we will explain how to claim compensation for whiplash using a personal injury lawyer. We have also included a whiplash claim calculator so you can estimate the average claim amount for whiplash, depending on the severity of your injuries.
Remember if you have suffered or are suffering from a whiplash injury that was caused by an accident that was not your fault, you could be owed a large sum of money in compensation. Our panel of no win no fee solicitors can win you the compensation that you deserve. So call No Win No Fee Expert today for your free consultation.
What is whiplash? Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that can effect the neck, shoulders and sometimes the upper back. Whiplash is caused by tendons and ligaments of the neck being extended further than their usual range of motion. This causes the tendons and ligaments to tear. Whiplash can occur in more mild or severe forms. In the case of larger tears to the soft tissue, the affected person can suffer extreme pain, or even be left with a permanent disability. Fortunately cases of when the person becomes disabled are rare. Whiplash can be caused by road traffic accidents, especially rear end collisions, falling accidents, sporting accidents, or assaults where a person is struck on the head.
If you are successful in your whiplash claim, you will be awarded a compensation package. The whiplash claim amount included in the package will be calculated by adding up the value of the amount of general damages compensation and special damages compensation that you are entitled to.
General damages are awarded to an injured person to compensate them for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity that they have experienced. General damages are normally the largest part of a whiplash compensation claim.
Special damages are funds awarded as part of a personal injury compensation claim, to reimburse the injured person for any expenses that have occurred as a result of their accident. Below are some examples of the sorts of special damages that our clients often receive, as part of a claim for a whiplash injury.
- Medical expenses: This includes the cost of any medical treatment you may need, such as medication or physiotherapy.
- Mobility equipment or home adaptation expenses: On the rare occasions that the injured person becomes disabled as a result of whiplash, they can claim for the cost of any home and car adaptations, or mobility equipment they may now be in need of.
- At home care expenses: At home care expenses may be awarded to pay for a professional carer, or reimburse a friend or family member of the injured person who cared for them during their recovery.
- Loss of income: The injured person can be reimbursed for any salary payments or in work benefits that they missed, if they had to take time off work following their injuries.
- Travel expenses: This can include the cost of taking a taxi to the hospital, hospital parking or seeking alternative transport if the claimant is temporarily unable to drive.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury that was not your fault, you may be interested to know how much compensation you could be entitled to claim. You can use an online whiplash claim checker like our whiplash claim calculator to estimate how much compensation you could be entitled to claim.
|Injury||Severity||Comments||Amounts of compensation|
|Neck injury||Severe - i||Severe (i) levels of injury could include incomplete paraplegia or an injury which results in permanent spastic|
|In the region of £130,060|
|Neck injury||Severe - ii||Injuries to the cervical spinal discs, such as fractures and dislocations. Permanent damage to the brachial plexus or substantial loss of movement in the neck and loss of function in one or more limbs.||£57,620 to £114,810|
|Neck injury||Severe - iii||Severe soft tissue injuries and dislocation injuries. Ruptured tendons that lead to chronic conditions and significant disability of a permanent nature.||£39,870 to £49,090|
|Neck injury||Moderate - i||Again, may include a severe and immediate fracture or injury to the necks soft tissue. Injuries such as fractures or dislocations which cause severe immediate symptoms and which may necessitate spinal fusion. This bracket will also include chronic conditions, usually involving referred symptoms to other parts of the anatomy or serious soft tissue injuries to the neck and back combined.||£21,910 to £33,750|
|Neck injury||Moderate - ii||There may be soft tissue injuries resulting in cervical spondylosis, or similar forms of injury and condition.||£12,050 to £21,910|
|Neck injury||Moderate - iii||Moderate soft tissue injuries or accidents which could have exacerbated an existing injury.||£6,920 to £12,050|
|Neck injury||Minor - i||Where there will be a full recovery within 24 months / two years.||£3,810 to £6,920|
|Neck injury||Minor - ii||Where the claimant will fully recover and do so in 3 - 12 months.||£2,150 to £3,810|
|Neck injury||Minor - iii||Recovery in three months or less.||Up to £2,150|
Alternatively for a compensation claim estimate that is personalised to you, call us today for your free consultation. A friendly advisor will be able to accurately estimate how much compensation you could claim for whiplash injuries. What’s more, we will assign our panel of whiplash injury claims personal injury lawyers to handle your claim, so call now to see how much you could claim.
Whiplash can be caused by a wide range of accidents. These can include road traffic accidents and traumatic attacks. We will now look at accidents that can cause a whiplash injury, in more detail.
Accidents that can cause whiplash:
- Car accidents: Rear end shunt accidents are common causes of whiplash injuries. For example, they can be caused by a car tailgating another car, causing them to collide into the car ahead, causing a rear end collision, which can cause whiplash injuries for the people in the car.
- Motorcycle accidents: If you have suffered a whiplash injury whilst riding your motorbike, because of negligent driving on the part of someone else, you could be entitled to claim for your injuries.
- Bus accidents: If you were driving a bus, or a passenger on a bus and suffered whiplash because of a road traffic accident, you could be entitled to claim.
- Pedestrian accidents: If you were hit by a dangerous driver, and it caused you a whiplash injury, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
- Taxi accidents: If you have suffered a whiplash injury whilst travelling in a taxi or Uber car, you could be entitled to claim compensation if the injuries were caused by negligence on the part of your driver, or another road user.
- Assault: If you were punched or struck over the head in a violent assault, this could cause a whiplash injury.
- Sporting accidents: Rugby tackles or extreme sports accidents can cause whiplash accidents. If this happened because of inadequate precautions taken by your activity provider, you could be entitled to claim.
Whatever sort of accident caused your whiplash injury, if it was not your fault you could be entitled to make a no win no fee claim for damages. Call No Win No Fee Expert today, to see if you could be entitled to claim.
How does whiplash feel? Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, neck stiffness which often makes it hard to move your head, feelings of tenderness in the neck, headaches, pain in the shoulders and arms and muscle spasms. Sometimes people suffering from whiplash experience delayed symptoms of whiplash. Often delayed symptoms of whiplash are not apparent until the day after the accident and then worsen over the coming days.
How do you know if you’ve got whiplash? If you have recently been involved in an accident and are having problems with your neck it maybe that you are suffering from whiplash we always think having such symptoms looked at by a GP is vital. Whiplash sometimes goes away on its own but when it doesn’t, whiplash treatment such as physiotherapy or painkillers may be prescribed. This whiplash NHS guide has more information about causes, whiplash symptoms and whiplash treatment.
Remember, if you have suffered whiplash because of an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Call No Win No Fee Expert and if you have legitimate grounds to make a whiplash injury claim, our panel of personal injury solicitors will start working on your claim right away.
Drivers have a duty of care towards all other road users. This includes the passengers in their vehicle, or passengers in other vehicles. If you have suffered a whiplash injury whilst you were a passenger in a car or another vehicle, you could be entitled to claim compensation, if the accident was caused by the driver of your vehicle, another driver or a third party. If you were a passenger in a bus, taxi or private car you could also claim. Fortunately, if you have been injured by an uninsured or untraceable driver (for example, injured during a hit and run accident), you could still claim compensation from the Motor Insurers Bureau.
If you have grounds to make a whiplash injury claim as a passenger of a car, contact No Win No Fee Expert today. If you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, one of our panel of excellent personal injury solicitors will be able to handle your case.
In this country there is a personal injury claims time limit of 3 years. This means that starting at the date the accident in question occurred, or the claimant realised that they had become injured, the claimant will have three years in which to begin their claim. After that, the whiplash claim will not be able to take place. There are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, people who were children at the time of their accident, will be able to claim between their 18th and 21st birthday. We recommend you call us as soon as possible to begin your personal injury claim for whiplash.
The law states that to make a car insurance claim for a whiplash accident, or any other injuries, it must be begun within three years. Most firms require the car insurance claim to be made within two and a half years of the accident taking place or the injury being diagnosed.
At No Win No Fee Expert, our panel of excellent solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. This means that in the unlikely scenario that you do not win your compensation claim, you will not have to pay a solicitor’s fee. What’s more there is no upfront solicitors fee to pay, instead the fee is deducted from your compensation package if and when you win the claim. For many people, this means that making a no win no fee claim is the more affordable option.
Call No Win No Fee Expert today and if you are entitled to claim compensation, we will provide you with an excellent no win no fee solicitor from our panel to handle your case.
Q: Could A Minor Accident Lead To Whiplash?
A: Yes. Even a minor road traffic collision could cause whiplash and other soft tissue injuries. There may not appear to be any damage to your vehicle or visible signs of injury but this does not mean that you cannot be injured internally. If you are suffering from any symptoms of whiplash, or delayed symptoms of whiplash we recommend that you visit your doctor as soon as possible.
Q: Could I Claim For Injuries Not Discussed In This Guide?
A: Yes. If you experienced other injuries as a result of your accident, as well as whiplash, you could be entitled to claim compensation for them as well. When you visit a doctor or the hospital, make sure your doctor records all of your injuries in the medical report, not just the major ones.
Q: Could I Claim If Partially At Fault?
A: If you suffered a personal injury that was at least partially your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. If for example liability for the accident is split 50/50, you will only be able to claim 50% of the compensation for a whiplash injury that you could have claimed.
Do you still have questions about making a whiplash injury claim? Call No Win No Fee Expert today for free legal advice. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, our panel of excellent no win no fee solicitors, can handle your personal injury claim.
If you believe you have the right to make a whiplash injury claim, call No Win No Fee Expert today, or use our enquiry form to contact us. One of our well informed advisors will speak to you in depth and if you have the right to make a claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your case. Call No Win No Fee Expert today. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
Written by HA Edited by MA