Many people think of whiplash as a minor injury, but the reality is that it can have painful, long-lasting effects on your life – and, in fact, in severe cases the symptoms can even be permanent.
Whiplash is caused by sudden jolt or stretching of your neck the damages the ligaments. It can cause swelling, pain, headaches and dizziness, which often effects how you go about your day-to-day life. In most cases whiplash is very painful, limits your mobility and can stop you going into work and driving while you recover.
If you’re suffering whiplash, you shouldn’t feel rushed or pressured into returning to work. But we know that time off can cause you financial pressure and cause you to panic about how you’re going to cover your bills – we can help.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Average Claim Amount For Whiplash udar11685
Most whiplash injuries where there is mild discomfort or headaches, can last just a few days or weeks. These cases can settle on average for between £1,000 to £2,750 while severe whiplash with on-going symptoms and damage to the spine can entitle you to as much as £97,500.
What Compensation Can I Claim For? udar11685
Whiplash compensation amounts are broken down into two areas. General damages are calculated based on the seriousness of the injury and the effect it may have on your life. Special damages cover your out of pocket expenses. The total of both of these amounts makes up your total compensation amount.
General damage amounts are determined by the Judicial Studies Board (JSB) guidelines. Special damages amounts are made up of out of pocket expenses such as
Hospital visits and parking
Loss of earnings or bonus
Cost of any treatment for prescriptions
Additional household costs
Help or care while you are recovering
There may also be other costs you incurred as a result of your whiplash injury that we can recover from the other side.
Because of the wide range of compensation for whiplash injuries depending on the severity, and for the additional costs involved, it is our job to negotiate with the insurers on your behalf to get the best offer of settlement.
What Is A Whiplash Injury? udar11685
Whiplash symptoms can vary from person to person depending on the precise circumstances in which the injury occurred. Most common whiplash symptoms include headaches, neck pain, opera or lower back pain, dizziness, difficulty sleeping, and even pain or discomfort in the arms and legs.
The symptoms can come on very quickly or they may take a few days to develop following an accident.