Do you travel by public transport? Have you been injured and are wondering how much is paid for whiplash on a bus?
Travelling by bus is a ‘green’ choice these days but if you’ve had a bad driver or been involved in a bus accident, then you might be reconsidering your future transport. If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, are you wondering how much is paid for whiplash on a bus?
The law states that if you are injured or fall ill and somebody else was to blame, you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation. The reason that this compensation is available is three-fold: firstly, there is some degree of justice attached to personal injury compensation, in that it helps to hold a guilty party to account for their actions; secondly, it is designed as a way to help victims gain some recompense for the physical and emotional pain that they have suffered; finally, it also offers people a financial means to cover the costs which can accrue from an injury or illness. This can be especially important in these difficult economic circumstances that we all now find ourselves in.
This hopefully has started to help you realise that compensation is an important process that you should try to learn more about. It is for this reason that the rest of this article will attempt to provide more details about compensation, focusing especially on compensation claims for whiplash injuries.
What is whiplash?
One of the more common types of injury that give rise to personal injury compensation claims are what are known as whiplash injuries, but what exactly are they? Whiplash is a non-medical term that is used to describe and group together a collection of neck muscle injuries that are caused by a jerking or jolting motion of the neck.
This kind of motion is most commonly found in road traffic collisions, where a victim is jolted forward in their seat upon impact but then pulled back quickly by their seatbelt. What this means is that if you suffer whiplash in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may quite rightly ask: how much is paid for whiplash on a bus?
How much is paid for whiplash on a bus claim?
There is no hard and fast answer to be given here, as each individual claim will be independently assessed before an amount is decided. Therefore, there is a better initial question to ask than “How much will you get for a whiplash claim?” and that is “Who can help you to claim?”
Claim experts at Accident Advice Helpline
Fortunately, this question does have a simple and succinct answer, and that is Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 16 years’ of experience of handling all manner of compensation claims. You can benefit from all of this by calling either 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Our initial advice is free.
Date Published: 12th October 2013
Author: Louise Thacker