Whiplash injury can be caused by trauma to your neck or head. The trauma may result from a trauma such as a road traffic accident in which your car is struck from behind. However a simple fall can also lead to whiplash injury.
Whiplash is caused by uncontrolled movement of your neck which causes the muscles, ligaments and nerves to become strained. This neck strain damage causes pain, stiffness and sometimes pins and needles. The pain and stiffness may be experienced in your neck, shoulders and spine. Some people complain of headaches.
If you have had an accident that caused whiplash injury and it wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
How much for whiplash injury?
A medical professional should examine you to determine the severity of your injuries and to draw up a treatment plan and pain relief regimen which should help you manage your pain and stiffness. However, medical treatment cannot compensate for lost earnings or for the interference in your life caused by your whiplash injury.
For this reasons, the amount of compensation to which you may be entitled depends on many different factors including the severity of your symptoms, how long you have been affected and the severity of impact on your daily life. You may have trouble washing and dressing, driving or carrying out tasks such as shopping, cooking and cleaning. You should be compensated for your pain and suffering. Furthermore, if you have to take time off work, you should be compensated for any loss of earnings. In addition, you should not be out of pocket because of your injury, for example paying for private physiotherapy sessions to hasten your recovery.
Previous compensation for whiplash has varied between £750 and £14,500.
So now you have decided you wish to make a claim, where do you go from here? The answer to that is easy. You need to contact personal injury specialists to see if you are entitled to make a claim and to advise you how much you may expect to get.
And this is where Accident Advice Helpline comes in.
For here at Accident Advice Helpline we have injury specialists who can advise you on ‘How much for whiplash injury.’
As long as the accident wasn’t your fault, we can help you with our 100% no win no fee guarantee. For a simple and quick idea of how much you may receive, try our online 30 second test. Alternatively, you can call us directly on our free 24/7 Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 6890500. You can also use your mobile phone to text “claim365″ to 88010 or call us on 0333 500 0993.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you get the compensation you deserve. Get in touch today. Our professional and friendly staff are waiting to hear from you and start you on the path to make your compensation claim now.