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
- Travel expenses
- 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.