What is a minor whiplash UK claim?
Whiplash is a physical injury which is most commonly seen in people who are involved in road traffic accidents. These injuries affect the neck and spine when a sudden jolting or jerking movement takes pace and puts excessive stress and strain on the neck muscles, which unfortunately causes damage. Due to the number of cars on the road today, and the number of road traffic accidents, minor whiplash UK injuries are very common.
If you suffer a whiplash injury as a result of a road traffic collision which was somebody else’s fault, the law states that you are entitled to seek compensation for the physical, emotional and financial damage that you have experienced during the accident. From the time of the accident, you have up to three years to start your minor whiplash UK claim.
What is the claims process for whiplash?
With regards to how much compensation you could be entitled to, there is no definitive answer. Every claim is different, so Accident Advice Helpline will take all details on board when fighting your claim on your behalf.
The symptoms of minor whiplash are varied and individual. People who have experienced minor whiplash often struggle with getting into comfortable positions on a daily basis, meaning they are not able to rest or sleep or sometimes even walk comfortably. Sadly these effects aren’t always temporary, and for some people many of the effects of whiplash can be permanent.
As well as causing irritability, many people who suffer from accidents experience an emotional level of trauma due to dealing with the aftermath of the accident and other factors. If the accident in which you were involved that caused you whiplash wasn’t your fault and took place within the past three years, you should get in touch with us today.
Get in touch to get started
Accident Advice Helpline will match you with the best solicitors for your accident and injury, so get in touch with one of the most helpful customer services teams in the industry – Accident Advice Helpline. Lines are open 24/7. Simply call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or if you wish to call from a mobile the number is 0333 500 0993.
If you prefer, you can always text one our friendly advisers — simply text ‘claim365’ to 88010. You could always browse the Accident Advice Helpline website while you are here, too. There is lots of information on how to start your claim and articles on the types of accidents for which you can claim. There are also lots of claimants’ testimonials telling their stories and experiences. As well as this, you can find out more information on the work we do with the support of our patron, consumer champion Esther Ranzten.