Compensation for whiplash is critical when it comes to getting you back on your feet. The financial support provided by a successful claim can help pay for your rehabilitation - while covering temporary loss of income if necessary. If you're looking for whiplash compensation then we can help. We're specialists in whiplash claims and have successfully secured compensation for thousands of satisfied clients.
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Whiplash refers to various neck trauma caused by the head unexpectedly and unnaturally jolting in any direction - damaging tissue in the neck.
If you are experiencing or have experienced any of the following symptoms following an accident, you may have cause to make a whiplash accident claim:
It can take up to 24 hours for any signs of whiplash symptoms to kick in post-accident. Usually these will only cause discomfort and pain temporarily but some injuries can last for months, even years.
Victims of whiplash will often struggle to drive, exercise or carry out any manual labour - meaning you could be required to stay off work until symptoms subside.
In the most common cases, whiplash symptoms will generally subside within a few months. However there are instances where full recovery can take longer and in rare cases years, with symptoms of whiplash persisting on a long term basis. To find out more about whiplash recovery and treatment please visit our whiplash compensation guide.
The average whiplash settlement will take into account any financial expenses that have arisen due to your injury, such as travel expenses, prescriptions, loss of income etc. You will also be compensated for the pain and suffering your whiplash injury has caused you. This payout will depend on the length of time your whiplash symptoms last. Since a full recovery can take anything from a few weeks to several years, it is difficult to give an exact figure for the average payout for a whiplash claim.
We believe it is important to judge each case on an individual basis to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. If you would like to know how much you will get for your whiplash claim, the best thing to do is contact us. It is completely free and you will not be obliged to make a claim.
Of course, whiplash is a medical condition that can cause a considerable amount pain, and have a significant impact on the sufferer's quality of life. You may even have to take time off work, which could leave you in a difficult financial situation.
You deserve to be compensated for the pain and suffering your whiplash injury has caused you, as well as for any financial losses you have received due to this.
Despite what the newspaper headlines around 'whiplash fraud' may have you believe, even figures produced by the Association of British Insurers suggest that only 7% of motor accident claims in 2011 were not genuine.
Also, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) looked into whiplash sufferers claims and found that 40% of genuine whiplash sufferers never make a claim.
Compared to many of our peers we consistently gain the maximum possible whiplash compensation awards for our clients.
If you would like to pursue a whiplash injury claim then contact us to speak to an experienced whiplash injury claims solicitor. It's free and you're not obligated to do anything.
We hope that you'll decide to instruct us. We're keen to help you make a successful whiplash injury compensation claim and firmly believe that talking to us will be the first step in securing the level of compensation you deserve.