Whiplash is a term used to describe an injury to the neck and back, caused by a jerking movement of the head. It often occurs as a result of road traffic accidents and falls from heights.
How long can the symptoms of whiplash last?
Whiplash can cause pain and suffering ranging from mild to severe. In many cases, the discomfort radiates along the whole of the back, resulting in severe restriction of movement. Like all injuries, the symptoms of whiplash and back injuries tend to subside over time. While self-care techniques, such as the use of painkillers and gentle exercise, can help to minimise your pain and suffering, you are unlikely to make an overnight recovery.
Am I eligible for compensation for whiplash and back injuries?
If you have sustained whiplash and back injuries through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to claim compensation through Accident Advice Helpline.
What is the average payout for whiplash and back injuries of a mild nature?
If you have sustained whiplash and back injuries that are mild in nature and you are likely to make a full recovery within a year, the amount of compensation you will receive will fall between £875 and £2,850.
What is the average payout for whiplash and back injuries of a moderate nature?
If your symptoms are moderate in nature and your recovery is likely to span a number of years, you will receive compensation in the region of £4,250 to £7,750.
What is the average payout for whiplash and back injuries of a severe nature?
If you have permanent symptoms, which cause you to suffer ongoing pain and discomfort, you will receive compensation in the region of £7,750 to £16,400, depending on the severity of your injuries.
Will I receive compensation for my financial losses and expenses?
You will also receive compensation for the financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the your injuries.
Why should I let Accident Advice Helpline take care of my claim?
If you wish to make a claim for your whiplash and back injuries, we can offer you:
- Free, no-obligation claims assessments
- Honest legal advice
- 100% no win, no fee claims
- Full compensation for your whiplash and back injuries
To place your claim in the hands of our legal experts, please call our freephone helpline or use our 30-second test.
Date Published: 11th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell