What’s an average serious whiplash claim worth?
Whiplash is a neck injury caused by a jolting movement of the head. It is commonly associated with road traffic accidents. However, there are a number of other potential causes, including contact sports and heavy falls. If you can prove that someone else caused your whiplash injury, you might be able to file a claim for compensation.
What is the value of the average serious whiplash claim?
While your medical advice will determine the amount of compensation you are eligible to claim, there are guidelines in place that can provide you with an idea of the value of the average serious whiplash claim.
The average minor whiplash claim attracts around £2,500 in compensation. However, this amount can extend up to around £5,000, depending on your circumstances. If your whiplash is moderate in nature, the value of your claim may fall anywhere between £5,000 and £15,000. Severe whiplash injuries, meanwhile, are much more challenging to put a price on, but you can expect your settlement to exceed the amount awarded for moderate injuries.
Whiplash injuries affect different people in different ways and it is for this reason that you should not read too much into the average whiplash claim statistics. There is only one solid way in which to accurately value your whiplash injury; ask a personal injury solicitor to arrange an independent medical examination so that a specialist whiplash doctor can assess your injuries. Following receiving your medical report, your solicitor will be able to provide you with a more accurate valuation of your whiplash claim.
How can I receive the maximum possible settlement?
The only way to guarantee the maximum possible compensation settlement is to enlist the help of a specialist whiplash solicitor who is willing to work on a 100% no win, no fee basis. Accident Advice Helpline is the company to turn to when you require legal advice from a personal injury solicitor. With over 10 years’ experience of dealing with personal injury claims, we are proud to offer free, no obligation guidance through our telephone helpline. Our helpline is answered 24/7 and any information you provide will be handled in confidence.
To find out more about making a claim for your whiplash injury, speak to one of our friendly advisors today or use our 30-second test. Call us now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 6th August 2013
Author: David Brown