Are you suffering from whiplash following a road traffic accident that was not your fault? If so, you may be eligible to claim compensation, intended to help you pay medical fees and rehabilitation costs, as well as compensating you for any pain and suffering you have suffered as a result of your whiplash injury.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is often caused by accidents involving fast moving travel – the impact of a collision causes the head to quickly move backwards and forwards, straining the neck and causing damage to sensitive tendons. Even low speed crashes can cause whiplash as the muscles tighten as a protective reflex, regardless of how hard the jolt is.
Symptoms can develop over the course of a day, with neck pain and stiffness the most obvious side effects, but also include headaches.
Treatment is incredibly limited, meaning that many cases are left to heal themselves – though exercises recommended by a trusted chiropractor can help speed up recovery. However, not all cases heal themselves or getting better with exercise, leaving long term consequences and impacting life in the longer term.
How Much Compensation Could I be Eligible to Claim?
Whiplash injuries can be very severe, leaving victims suffering with long-term pain and discomfort. Your compensation amount will be calculated by taking into account the pain you have been subjected to, as well as any loss of earnings you have incurred due to a period spent out of work, rehabilitation costs and medical fees. Typical compensation amounts can be up to:
- £3,500 for a whiplash injury with good recovery;
- £13,500 for a severe whiplash injury with long-term or permanent symptoms;
It is always best to contact an experienced solicitor for an accurate appraisal of your case’s chances of success and an estimated compensation amount.
We are completely independent; we are not tied to any insurance companies and do not pay referral fees for claims.
In some cases, the insurance company used by both parties (you and the person that crashed into you) in a car accident is the same – creating a huge conflict of interest. Express Solicitors are wholly independent and therefore not dictated by any external companies. We will not settle claims for the best interest of an insurance company but solely in your best interests.
How Much of the Process Will Express Solicitors Handle?
The personal injury solicitors at Express Solicitors will handle the entire whiplash injury claims process on your behalf, ensuring you receive the maximum amount of financial compensation for your injuries. Our team will also be available throughout the claims process, ensuring you receive regular updates on the progress of your case.
How Long Will My Claim Take?
Every case is different based upon its complexity. Some claims can settle within a matter of weeks whereas others can take months. However rest assured, Express Solicitors is well known for its efficiency and processes all claims in a diligent manner.
Whiplash has been the target of many spurious claims, causing a change to the law regarding how much compensation a claimant can keep. Read more about this change to the law here. However, regardless of the change to the law, we still operate on a no win no fee basis, ensuring that you can take your case forward without financial constraints.
Start Your Claim Today
Contact Express Solicitors today to start your claim. The sooner you contact a solicitor to discuss your whiplash claim the better – under UK law a claim must be made within three years of the original injury. Call our 24 hour advice line or email to set up your free consultation.