Whiplash Claims Solicitors
Whiplash can be a very serious injury depending on the severity of the accident you were involved in and the degree of pain, movement and quality of life you have after it. It is one of the most common types of injury in the UK and it usually occurs in Road Traffic Accidents.
We are a specialist Whiplash Injury Claims Solicitors that have dealt with whiplash cases for many years and have won millions of pounds in compensation for our clients.
We work hard to claim back the compensation and to earn your trust and also take care of the aftercare you may require to gain your respect and gratitude.
What is Whiplash and How Do I Know I Have it?
Whiplash is a neck injury that affects the muscles, tendons and ligaments in your neck. It is caused by a sudden jerking movement of the neck side to side and/or backwards and forwards.
It is a common injury type in a road traffic accident but can also occur in other types of accidents. It can take from a few hours to a few days to set in and take effect on you. The typical symptoms of whiplash are:
- Stiff Neck/Sore neck/pain
- Discomfort and/or lack of movement in the neck when trying to move your head left to right
- Headaches and/or Dizzyness.
In a road traffic accident, whiplash happens when a driver bumps into the back of another vehicle. It is nearly always the driver who bumped into the back of the other vehicle’s fault and it is the driver who got bumped that will sustain a whiplash injury.
The severity depends on a variety of factors such as the speed of the impact, the car safety features, whether a seatbelt was being worn or not and other such factors.
How Much is My Whiplash Claim Worth?
The amount of compensation awarded to you will depend on the severity of the whiplash injury sustained along with any losses you might have incurred such as time off work due to the injury along with other such loses.
Whiplash affects people in different way and lasts different length of times depending on the person and the severity of it.
Some people experience a mild discomfort for a few days, a stiffness of the neck and muscles whilst others have ongoing neck and muscle pain, spasms and so forth, which would indicate a higher severity of whiplash and potential ongoing treatment.
Whiplash Compensation Calculator
Whiplash injuries (taking up to 2 years to heal)
£5,150 to £9,000
Whiplash injuries (taking less than 2 years to heal)
£1,000 to £6,000
Severe neck injuries (eg: fractured bones)
£16,400 to £21,600
Permanent disability from neck injuries
£21,600 to £97,500
Clavicle bone fractures
£3,400 to £8,000
Limited movement in shoulder lasting up to 2 years as a result of injury
£5,150 to £8,400
Disability from severe shoulder injury
£5,150 to £8,400
For more information on the amount you could claim back depending on the type of injury you have sustained, visit our Compensation Calculator to view other injury types and estimated compensation you could be due.
How Do I Make a Whiplash Claim?
If you have been involved in a car accident or any other type of accident that wasn’t your fault and you think you have sustained a whiplash injury, you should be eligible to claim whiplash compensation.
Our specialist trained solicitors will be able to advise you further on your case and the amount of compensation you should be entitled to as well as any reimbursement on costs due to losses you have sustained.
There is evidence from studies performed in the UK that a high percentage of people with a valid whiplash injury do nothing in regards to claiming compensation due to a variety of reasons.
We urge you to contact us as whiplash is a serious injury that can set you back in terms of finances and quality of life. Call us today on 0161 82 11 229 or fill out the claim form provided to start your claim today.
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