Whiplash injuries can range in severity, with some sufferers experiencing discomfort for a few days, through to those who are left with permanent damage. It’s caused when your head snaps back and forwards during a collision, often leaving you with pain, stiffness and restriction of movement in the neck.
Our lawyers could help you claim compensation for whiplash, to help cover the costs of your rehabilitation and its impact on your life.
Can You Make A Whiplash Claim?
If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
The first step is to
contact us as soon as possible after your accident, while the details are fresh in your mind. In this free initial consultation we’ll be able to tell you whether we think you have a case, and how much compensation you might be able to claim.
How Long Does A Whiplash Claim Take?
A typical whiplash claim can take a few months to settle. However, the exact time it takes will depend on a number of factors, including:
The severity of your injuries
Whether your opponent admits responsibility
If it was a “hit and run” accident, and the other driver can’t be located
Whether there are financial losses to claim for, e.g. loss of earnings
How Much Compensation For A Whiplash Injury?
Compensation settlements for whiplash vary, depending on the severity of your injury, and the impact it’s had on your life.
The table below gives an indication of the level of compensation you might receive:**
Neck Injuries (Soft Tissue)
Estimated Compensation** (£)
Soft tissue injury with full recovery up to a year following the accident:
up to £3,800
Full recovery between one and two years:
£3,800 - £7,000
Where recovery takes more than two years but the on-going effects are moderate:
£7,000 - £12,000
More serious on-going problems where pain is permanent, or recurring, and surgery may be needed:
£12,000 - £22,000
** Compensation amounts are presented as a guide only, and cannot be guaranteed. The circumstances of each injury are different and unique.
Is There A Time Limit On Making A Whiplash Claim?
The standard time limit for making a whiplash claim is three years from the date of your accident.
However, there are exceptions to this rule:
Children – claims for whiplash can be made at any point up until the child’s 18th birthday. After that, you can make a claim for an injury that occurred in childhood up until the age of 21.
Road Traffic Accidents Abroad – time limits in foreign countries can be shorter than the UK. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may still be able to make a claim under UK law.
It’s important to
contact our whiplash solicitors as soon as possible, to ensure you don’t miss the time limit for making a claim. No Win No Fee Whiplash Solicitors
Most of the whiplash claims our lawyers handle are on a
no win no fee basis. That means that there is nothing to pay upfront, and nothing to pay if your claim is unsuccessful*.
If you win your case, your opponent will pay most of your legal fees, with the remainder coming out of your compensation award. We’ll keep you fully updated throughout your claim, so you know how much compensation you are likely to receive.
Why Choose Us?
Our experienced solicitors have helped thousands of people to claim compensation for whiplash, and many motor insurers refer their injury claims to us. We have an in depth knowledge of whiplash injuries, and can help secure you the right level of compensation.
Over the past two years our personal injury team has recovered over £1 billion in compensation for our clients, and we’re widely recognised as one of the leading firms for whiplash claims.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury, call our lawyers on
0800 056 4110 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation about your case.
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