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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Average payout for a serious whiplash

    Average payout for a serious whiplash

    The average payout for a serious whiplash may vary

    As one of the more common injuries associated with personal injury claims, whiplash is often misconceived as being a condition far less serious than it actually is. With plenty of people filing compensation complaints as a direct result of whiplash each year in the UK, the injury is far more widespread than most would care to envisage. With a claim rate some six times that of any workplace injury, whiplash is an increasingly common issue in the UK, which at present possesses the highest rate of reported cases in Europe.

    Average payout for a serious whiplash in the UK

    The average payout for UK whiplash cases wholly depends on the nature of the particular instance itself. Those aspects that are most likely to affect the eventual payout sum are linked to both the severity and the duration of one or more of the symptoms or side effects commonly associated with the injury. As can be expected, the more severe the symptoms are and the longer they continue to interfere with a claimant’s health, livelihood and wellbeing, the higher the compensation payout is likely to be.

    Common symptoms of whiplash

    Whiplash is an injury that has been known to cause a rather wide range of potentially problematic side effects and symptoms among patients. From the anticipated neck and back muscle strain to dizziness, nausea, headaches, blurred vision, muscle spasms and vertigo, whiplash is likely to affect each person in different ways, dependent mostly on their own physical state and the severity of the accident they have been involved in.

    Likely figures

    Given the often ambiguous circumstances surrounding whiplash cases, it can be hard to pinpoint exact numbers when it comes to disclosing the average payout for whiplashJust as the severity of the whiplash in question will affect the eventual payout, the medical status of a sufferer has been known to do the same. For example, if a claimant has been put at extra risk of a more serious ailment, or for that matter has noted the intensification or progression of an existing condition as a direct result of a whiplash injury, they will naturally be entitled to an even larger payout.

    To find out how much you might be eligible to receive for your whiplash injury, visit our website and take our 30-second test or call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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    Date Published: 6th August 2013

    Author: Rebecca Smith

    Category: Whiplash claims

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