Whiplash Injuries and calculating whiplash compensation
You feel dizzy, you can’t concentrate, your head is pounding…these are all symptoms of whiplash. There is no accurate way of calculating whiplash compensation but if you’ve had an accident in the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to thousands of pounds.
Here are some common questions and answers in relation to whiplash injuries:
1. How do I use the claim calculator for calculating whiplash compensation?
Simply answer a few straightforward questions on our 30-second test, and we’ll be able to tell you in moments whether you have a claim. We will not, however, be able to tell you exactly how much your claim is worth. We fight to get you compensation for your injuries, so the compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your symptoms and any expenses that you have incurred. We understand that one size doesn’t fit all, which is why we can’t predict the outcome of your case without speaking to you about your accident.
2. What are the symptoms of whiplash?
Sometimes, the symptoms of whiplash do not surface until days after the injury has occurred. Because if this, many people don’t realise that what they are feeling is in fact a whiplash injury. Here are some of the common symptoms associated with whiplash:
– Memory loss and a feeling of ‘fuzziness’
– Neck pains
There are also some less well known symptoms of whiplash, which include tingling in the arms and legs. It is important that you seek medical advice if you experience any type of pain after your accident. This will also allow you to proceed with a claim for these injuries.
3. Can you only get whiplash from a car accident?
Surprisingly to some, no. Whiplash can be caused in any scenario where the muscles in your neck are forced back and forth quickly, causing damage to the soft tissue in your neck. Whiplash claims have been contended for falls at work, slips and trips in public places, as well as road traffic accidents.
4. How can I prove I have whiplash?
We can’t stress enough the importance of visiting your GP or a medical professional as soon as you possibly can. They will report on any injuries and symptoms you are suffering, which is vital evidence for your legal team to put your compensation claim together. Even if the accident you were involved in took place up to 3 years ago, as long as you sought medical advice at the time, you may be able to claim for compensation.
So although we can’t offer an exact way of calculating whiplash compensation to tell you how much you could be entitled to, we can guarantee that our team of expert lawyers will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 15th October 2012
Author: David Brown