Unfortunately, whiplash injury is common after road traffic accidents, although falls, assaults and sporting mishaps also cause it. Most whiplash happens after rear-end car collisions at a speed of below 14 miles an hour.
- Back pain
- Neck pain
The good news is that most of these injuries, while they do cause some mild discomfort as well as headaches, clear up within a few days or, at most, weeks.
What you may not realise is that if you’ve had a whiplash injury as the result of an accident caused by someone else, and which happened no longer than three years ago, you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. This will help cover any additional expenses incurred as a result of your injury.
What damages can you get for whiplash?
If you’re wondering what damages can you get for whiplash injuries, you’re far from alone. In fact, it’s one of the most commonly asked questions from anyone making a whiplash claim.
But it’s not easy to answer the question, ‘What damages can you get for whiplash?’ since each case is different, and much depends on the severity of the injury in question, how the accident has affected you specifically, and how long you take to get better.
But, as a general rule of thumb, cases of mild whiplash would probably settle for anywhere between £1,000 and £2,750, while the most severe cases where symptoms do not clear up easily or quickly, and which also involve damage to the spine, would settle for quite a lot more.
Had a whiplash injury? Contact Accident Advice Helpline
Despite what the media may sometimes want us to believe, if you’ve suffered a whiplash injury, you shouldn’t feel in any way bad about claiming personal injury compensation. After all, it’s money you’ll need, and to which you are legally entitled.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re a firm of solicitors with 14 years’ experience in this area of the law. We’ll make sure the insurance firm doesn’t offer you less than your whiplash injury may have been independently valued at, or settle a claim before you’ve made a fully recovery.
Not only do we work on a no win no fee* basis, so it’s free for you to start your claim, but you can talk to us in confidence in the first instance. We won’t pressurise you into going ahead with a claim if you decide not to.
Date Published: 10th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell
Category: Whiplash claims