Whiplash injuries are unfortunately an all-too-common result of road accidents. They can be very uncomfortable and painful and may last for a couple of weeks or even longer. Whiplash injuries often used to call for wearing a neck brace, but that is not recommended these days because it can affect the mobility of your neck. Gentle exercise and painkillers are what most victims need although in more severe cases, physiotherapy can be beneficial. Whiplash victims may be entitled to compensation if their injuries were caused by an accident that was the fault of somebody else.
What is the average whiplash claim payout?
The value of whiplash compensation claims varies greatly and there is no single average whiplash claim payout. The compensation you are awarded will depend mainly on these factors:
- The severity of the injury
- The recovery period of the injury
- The medical and other expenses incurred as a result of the injury
- The earnings lost as a result of the injury
Minor whiplash injuries which damage soft tissue in the neck attract the smallest amount of compensation. Victims with minor whiplash injuries that heal within the period of one month to one year may receive around £800 to £2,500 in compensation. For a recovery period of between one year and two years then the average whiplash claim payout may be between £2,500 and £5,000.
If the whiplash injury aggravates a pre-existing medical condition or the victim becomes more susceptible to future neck damage, the victim could be entitled to more compensation. Moderate whiplash injuries such as these may attract around £5,000 to £9,000 in compensation.
The most serious whiplash injuries, such as neck wrenching or disc lesions, will attract the highest level of compensation. Victims who suffer permanent restriction of movement will also qualify for the highest level of compensation. The average whiplash claim payout for this level of injury is up to £16,500.
How are whiplash claims made?
Accident Advice Helpline are experts at winning compensation for whiplash victims. For over 16 years’ we have been helping whiplash victims make compensation claims on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis.
All innocent accident victims can speak to our friendly and professional advisors on our advice line. There is zero obligation to proceed and potential claimants can speak to us in complete confidence. Alternatively claimants can check their ability to make a compensation claim using our online compensation calculator, the 30-second test.
If your injury happened in an accident that was the fault of someone else sometime in the last 3 years, and you needed medical attention, you should be considering making a compensation claim. To find out all you need to know call us today. From a landline the call is free on 0800 689 0500. From a mobile you need to call 0333 500 0993.