The law states that when somebody is injured or falls ill and another person, organisation or entity was to blame, the victim is entitled to seek compensation for the physical, emotional and financial pain they have endured. One common source of personal injury claims is road traffic collisions, and an often suffered injury as a result is whiplash.
It is for this reason that this article will attempt to offer all the information you could ever need about whiplash and whiplash compensation claims, including answering questions like when can you claim compensation for whiplash, how much you get for whiplash claims, who can help you to claim and how you can contact them.
What Is Whiplash?
Before we get onto the business of whiplash and how much you get for whiplash claims, however, it is important to understand what we actually mean by the term whiplash. Whiplash is a non-medical term that is used to refer to a collection of neck muscle injuries which share in common the major symptom of chronic and lasting neck pain.
What Causes Whiplash?
Whiplash injuries occur when the neck undergoes a sudden jerking or jolting motion which damages the neck muscles. The most common incidents which create this type of motion are road traffic collisions in which a victim is thrown forwards in their seat and then snapped backwards by the action of their seatbelt.
When Can You Claim Compensation for Whiplash?
As mentioned above, it is when you are injured or fall ill and somebody else was to blame that you are entitled to seek compensation, but there is also a time limit applied to the majority of claims. In most cases you have three years from the incident in question in which to begin claims proceedings, and if more time elapses then you can no longer claim.
What Defines How Much You Get for Whiplash Claims?
As with other types of personal injury claims, how much you get for whiplash claims is determined by a variety of different factors, which include the severity of your injury, the length of recovery time required to get back to normal and the impact that your injury has on your everyday life during this time.
Who Can Help You to Claim?
If you want your claim to be handled by the very best in the business, then you need to trust the claim to Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 15 years’ worth of experience of proficiently handling all manner of compensation claims and can help to get you all of the compensation that you deserve.
How Do You Contact Us?
You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling either 0800 180 4123 from a landline or 0333 500 0992 from a mobile.
Date Published: 12th October 2013
Author: David Brown