Have you been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Are you suffering neck pain and stiffness? You may have whiplash.
Do you think you deserve compensation for your injury? Are you are wondering ‘how much is whiplash worth?’ Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you.
Whiplash is neck strain resulting from trauma
Causes of whiplash include head injury and car accidents in which you have been hit from behind. The force of the impact causes strain on the muscles and soft tissues of your neck. So, the first port of call when you have suffered whiplash trauma to your head and neck is your local Accident and Emergency Department or your GP.
Once the diagnosis of whiplash has been made by a health care professional, you can receive appropriate treatment to relieve your symptoms. These symptoms vary from person to person but inevitably lead to discomfort and distress. Common complaints include neck pain, spine pain and neck and spine stiffness.
Treatment will vary according to the type and extent of your injury and symptoms. However, your GP may prescribe pain relief or muscle relaxants and refer you to a physiotherapist for exercises and other treatments such as acupuncture.
However, despite treatments, unfortunately symptoms due to whiplash injury may last for days or months. While physiotherapy and pain killers can help treat and relieve your pain they cannot compensate you for lost earnings or the pain and suffering you endure due to your injury. This is where Accident Advice Helpline comes in. For we are personal injury specialists, dedicated to helping victims of injuries claim compensation. Since 2000, we have helped thousands of people UK-wide to get the compensation they needed and deserved.
How much is whiplash worth?
Claims for whiplash can vary between £750 and £14,000 but the exact amount depends on a variety of conditions and circumstances.
These conditions and circumstances include the severity of your injury, how long it takes for you to recover, the extent the injury impacts on your daily living and any loss of earnings incurred due to your whiplash injury.
To find out how much you may get for a whiplash claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline now. Recommended by consumer champion Esther Rantzen, we guarantee 100% no win no fee accident compensation. In addition you need no money upfront to start the claim process so you can contact us with confidence.
How much is whiplash worth?
To find out how much compensation you may receive for your whiplash injury, try our Accident Advice Helpline 30-second test. Alternatively call us directly on our free 24/7 landline Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 6890500, text ‘claim 365’ to 88010, or call us on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 27th October 2013
Author: David Brown