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    What is the average payout for a whiplash claim?


    What is the average payout for a whiplash claim?

    If you have sustained a whiplash injury, whether due to an accident at work or a road traffic accident, you could be entitled to financial compensation. The average payout for a whiplash claim is £2,500. However, the amount you will receive for your accident will vary, depending on the severity of your pain and suffering.

    What is the average payout for a whiplash claim involving a minor injury?

    If you have suffered minor whiplash injuries and you are expected to make a full recovery within one year of the date of your accident, you may receive between £850 and £2,750.

    What is the average payout for a whiplash claim involving a moderate injury?

    If you have suffered moderate whiplash injuries and you are expected to make a full recovery within a few years of the date of your accident, you can expect to receive between £2,750 and £8,750.

    What is the average payout for a whiplash claim involving a severe injury?

    If you have suffered severe whiplash injuries and you are expected to experience prolonged pain and suffering, you may receive between £8,750 and £16,000. The greater your risk of further injury and complications, the greater the amount of compensation you will receive.

    Remember that the aforementioned payouts are awarded only for your pain and suffering. In addition to this, you will receive compensation for your financial losses and expenses. For example, if you are unable to work, you will be able to claim for your lost wages, while if you are unable to drive or are without transport, you will be able to claim your transportation costs.

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    How can I maximise my compensation settlement?

    To receive the maximum possible compensation settlement for your whiplash injuries, you will need to choose a specialist lawyer. If you hire a non-specialist, his or her lack of knowledge and expertise could cost you dearly.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, our lawyers have considerable experience of fighting whiplash claims and they will ensure that you receive the largest possible compensation settlement from the person at fault for your injuries.

    To start your claim, please contact us and let us provide you with the best possible chance of receiving a sizeable compensation payout. Simply call our freephone helpline now or use our 30-second test.

    Date Published: 11th July 2014

    Author: Jan Newell

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