If you’ve been the unfortunate victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you’ll be familiar with the difficulty faced in getting back on track, both physically and financially. As well as the inherent physical problems that follow a non-fault car accident, you will no doubt suffer the uncertainty and feelings of inadequacy brought about by your inability to return to work straight away. Any accident can have significantly costly repercussions for the victim – from costly prescriptions and fuel to commute to and from your local hospital, to potential medical costs arising from private physiotherapy, there are a plethora of stressful financial concerns that can often delay recovery. If the accident was not your fault, it’s understandable you’ll feel frustrated and angry at the injustice of your situation, thus claiming for whiplash injury could make all the difference.
Have you suffered whiplash injury as a driver or passenger following an accident that wasn’t your fault? If so, you could be entitled to injury compensation and damages relevant to any losses you have suffered.
A successful claim for whiplash is dependent upon two main factors: the proficiency of your chosen injury solicitor and the strength of your case. Our whiplash injury solicitors have reached successful settlement agreements on behalf of thousands of clients nationwide, so you can be sure your claim will be handled by the best in the industry. We action whiplash claims on a no win no fee basis, effectively meaning that win or lose, you don’t pay us a penny for our time. Should we reach a settlement agreement, you will be granted 100% of any compensation we recover, because we don’t settle for anything less.
Pursuing a Whiplash Claim
Before your claim can be progressed to the mediation stage, there are two vital aspects of the claim that must be proven. The first is that you are genuinely suffering from a whiplash injury. In some cases, medical records from your GP or hospital may suffice, however occasionally claimants must undergo an independent medical examination in accordance with new Government legislation. Secondly, your personal injury solicitor must be able to categorically prove beyond ‘reasonable doubt’ that your injuries were caused due to the negligence of the party at fault. Once this has been established, your claim will progressed to the mediation stage, during which, your injuries, length of recovery and losses will be used to reach an adequate settlement agreement. Since we don’t accept less than 100% settlement, you can be confident that the sum quoted is the amount we’ll recover – with no deductions!
Whiplash Compensation Specialists
In order to reach a figure commensurate with your suffering and losses incurred, your injury solicitor will analyse the impact your injuries have had on your life as a whole. This includes considerations for financial loss due to your inability to work, as well as any fees you may have paid to get the best possible medical treatment.
Figures for whiplash compensation vary considerably on a case-by-case basis, however, these representative examples will give you an idea of the amounts awarded for common whiplash claims.
- Minor whiplash with expected recovery within 6-12 months – £3,500 to £4,550*
- Minor whiplash with expected recovery within 12-14 months – £3,750 to £5,550*
- Moderate whiplash injury with longterm minor pain/ discomfort – £4,250 to £7,750*
- Severe whiplash with moderate pain, requiring ongoing treatment – £7,250 to £13,500*
*Examples provided for illustrative purposes only.
Contact our friendly team of whiplash injury experts for an impromptu chat regarding your case by calling our free-phone number. Alternatively, why not arrange your free claim assessment online using the secure form and a member of our team will call you back at a time most convenient for you.