Is there a permanent cure for whiplash UK?
for whiplash, the mildest of cases will heal themselves over a few weeks with no medical intervention. The sudden jerking of your head forwards, backwards, or sideways causes a whiplash injury that damages the ligaments and tendons in your neck. In any other part of the body this would be called a sprain.
For whiplash UK the more serious cases
More serious cases of whiplash can be devastating and life changing. It can create a whole lot of symptoms other than pain and stiffness to the neck, such as:
- Pain in your other limbs
- Back pain
- Numbness to your limbs
- Pins and needles to your limbs
- Lack of mobility
- Inability to do simple things for yourself like getting dressed and undressed
- Anxiety and depression
Some of the symptoms can take months to heal, for some people the damage is permanent.
For whiplash, how much compensation will you receive?
The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injury and how long it lasts, there are several factors to take into account:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings (a larger portion of this is usually paid where the injured party is the main breadwinner of the household)
- Travel costs if your vehicle is off the road
- Medical expenses
- Replacement of equipment and accessories
- Cost of adapting your home or moving to more suitable accommodation
- Any extra expenses incurred because of the accidents (keep receipts)
For whiplash claims you will need help
Making a personal injury compensation claim yourself is not something we would recommend. If this is new to you, the process can be complicated and time consuming, where as at Accident Advice Helpline it is our job to deal with these claims.
Accident Advice Helpline have in house solicitors who are dealing with such cases everyday, they have the knowledge and expertise to deal with the large organisations, to make sure every facet of your claim is covered and to get you the best deal as simply and efficiently as possible.
Accident Advice Helpline was established in the year 2000, not long after the government abolished legal aid for personal injury claims. Over the years since then, we have helped many thousands of non-fault injured people make their personal injury claims and get the amount of compensation to which they were entitled.
You can contact Accident Advice Helpline any time of day or night, any day of the week. We are open 24/7. Our helpline number is 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and there you will find friendly, efficient advisors who will discuss your claim with you and put the wheels in motion if you want, you will be under no obligation to proceed.
Or you can complete the 30-second test online for some guidance to qualification and the amount due.
We operate on a No Win No Fee basis so you will have to find no money to start your claim and we will only be paid when your claim is won.
Date Published: 4th August 2013