How much is my whiplash injury claim worth?
Even low speed car crashes can cause whiplash injuries. These will often lead to claims starting from a few thousand pounds upwards. See what your claim could be worth using our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to make a whiplash claim?
We don't think it's fair that you should have to pay money out of your own pocket to start a whiplash compensation claim. That's why we handle around 98% of our cases as No Win No Fee claims, so you don't have to pay anything up front. We get a fee only if we win compensation for you. So if you have suffered a whiplash injury that wasn't your fault in the last three years, it won't cost you anything to start your claim.
Will I have to have a medical for my whiplash injury claim?
Yes, because while whiplash injuries can be painful, the damage can't be seen from the outside. That's why we will always send you to see an independent medical expert who will be able to tell how serious your injury is, and predict when it might settle down. This gives us the evidence we need to claim all of the money you deserve to help you recover from your injuries.
Will I have to go to court for a whiplash injury claim?
Where another person is clearly at fault, most whiplash claims are settled without anyone having to go to court. Our lawyers will usually deal with the other party's insurers for you. So it would be quite unusual for your whiplash injury claim to end up in court. Apart from going to see a doctor at our expense, you don't even have to come to your lawyer's office if you don't want to. Most claims like this can be handled by post and over the phone.
What sort of whiplash injuries could I claim for?
Whiplash injuries are caused when the tendons and ligaments of the neck have received a sudden jolt, which stretches them further than they were ever meant to go. The most common causes of whiplash injuries are:
- Car accidents: particularly when another driver has gone into the back of a car you were travelling in
- Work accidents: when you have had a heavy fall that caused your neck to over-extend
- Slips and trips: where your body has come to an abrupt stop when hitting the floor
There are other ways to receive a whiplash injury though. So if you have had an accident that wasn't your fault and have felt any of these things in the days afterwards, you may have whiplash:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulders
- A burning feeling in the neck and shoulders
- Headaches, sickness and dizziness
- Blurred eyesight
- Loss of memory
- Pins and needles in your hands and arms
- Pain in your lower back
If any of this sounds familiar, you should talk to one of our friendly advisors to discuss your accident.
What sort of things can I claim for?
Whiplash injuries aren't just painful, they can stop you from going to work, cause endless headaches and make you unable to sleep. That's why, if you have suffered a whiplash injury that wasn't your fault in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation for any or all of these things:
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Chiropractic treatment
- Medical expenses
One of the worst things about whiplash is that the symptoms can sometimes last for a very long time. So it's important to make sure you claim all of the compensation you deserve. Start right now by talking to one of our friendly advisors.
Who's to blame for my whiplash injury?
The most common causes of whiplash are car accidents. So if another driver has gone into the back of a car you were driving, or were a passenger in, they are usually to blame for your whiplash. In this case, we could start a compensation claim for you against their insurance. Even if they aren't insured, or you have been the victim of a hit and run, we may be able to claim whiplash compensation for you from the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB).
If you have received a whiplash injury in the last three years, you may be entitled to start a No Win No Fee compensation claim. Talk to one of our friendly advisors to find out how today on 0800 175 7900.