The average compensation for a serious whiplash injury will depend on the type of injury. If you are involved in an accident which results in a whiplash injury, this can mean that you are entitled to compensation. Whiplash injuries can be extremely painful and can take years to recover from.
Average compensation for a serious whiplash injury
Road traffic accidents are the most common causes of whiplash injuries which occur due to the sudden movement that has caused the head, neck and spine area to jerk unexpectedly. Car crashes can be distressing experiences and can also result in a variety of injuries, from the minor to the very serious.
The most common result of an accident is whiplash, in which the tendons and muscle fibres in the head and neck are damaged by the sudden force of an impact such as a rear end shunt. The symptoms of whiplash can take a few days to appear, but can cause significant disruption to your daily routine and may force the sufferer to take time off work.
The average compensation for a serious whiplash injury can vary depending on the severity of the whiplash injury and the individual circumstances of each case. Each case will have a different outcome. However, in general, the more severe that your injuries are, the more compensation you can expect to receive.
Average compensation for a severe whiplash injury
£8,750 to £16,000 is the average compensation for a severe whiplash injury. These are whiplash injuries which result in permanent or recurring pain, limitation of movement and the possibility of surgery.
Moderate whiplash injuries
£5,000 to £8,750 is the average compensation for a moderate whiplash injury. This is usually where recovery has taken place within a few years of the accident. However, recovery may have been lengthy and there may be a risk of further injury.
Minor whiplash injuries
£850 to £5,150 is the average compensation for a minor whiplash injury. If a full recovery is made within a year of the accident then £875 to £2,850 can be expected. However, if recovery occurs within two years then you may be entitled to between £2,850 and £5,150.
How to claim for whiplash injuries
Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim for the compensation that you are entitled to for your whiplash injury. For further information, call their freephone number today. There is absolutely no obligation to proceed with your claim and you can talk to friendly, professional advisers in confidence.
Accident Advice Helpline’s professional advisers will be able to give you a better idea of the compensation that you are entitled to by advising you of the previous amounts that have been awarded to victims of cases with similar circumstances to your own.
Their expertise can guide you through the process and ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for your whiplash injury.
Call today to speak to a professional adviser who can assess your individual needs on a case by case basis.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.