Whiplash is a special type of neck injury that affects the soft tissue (ligaments and tendons). It is caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways. This is very common in impact accidents; such as road traffic accidents. Whiplash victims usually suffer neck pain and stiffness together with tenderness around the neck area and headaches. Some people with whiplash cannot move their necks as much as they used to. Personal injury claims whiplash is a particular type of whiplash injury. It occurs when the victim has been in an accident that was not their fault. If you have a personal injury claims whiplash injury you are probably entitled to some compensation (money) to help you with the injury and all the money that you have lost because you are injured. That’s things like lost earnings and extra expenses like childcare or costs of help with household tasks.
Accident Advice Helpline, a personal injury law firm, can help you make that claim for compensation and make it as hassle-free as possible. They have been helping people just like you over a decade. They are fully endorsed by trusted and respected consumer champion Esther Rantzen. Contact them whenever you want to 24/7. People in your situation are often looking for answers to these questions.
FAQ’s about personal injury claims for whiplash injury
When is it too late to get compensated for a personal injury claims whiplash injury?
Don’t panic if you have not claimed straight away – you have up to three years.
How can I tell if my whiplash compensation claim will be successful?
That can be done very simply and quickly. Just provide a few straightforward details to the friendly advisers at Accident Advice Helpline and they will use a unique 30 second test to assess whether your claim is likely to be successful. If you do not wish to continue with the claim you can walk away at this stage. The decision is yours.
Are there upfront fees to make a claim for a whiplash injury?
No there are not! The legal partners who work with Accident Advice Helpline work on a no win, no fee* basis so you will not pay any costs if your claim is not successful.
How much money do you get for whiplash?
That is not certain at this stage. The exact amount of compensation that you will get will not be worked out until the end of the claims procedure. This is because every claim is different and is assessed individually. The solicitors working with Accident Advice Helpline will work very hard to achieve a successful claim for you.
How many lawyers’ visits will I have to make?
The majority of claims can be handled over the telephone and few cases end up as a court hearing. You may need to attend one local appointment with medical expert so that a medical assessment report can be prepared.
Date Published: 10th January 2013
Author: David Brown