The whiplash handout you might receive depend on a number of different factors. For example, how serious your injury is, how long it will take for your injury to heal and how your injury will affect your life.
At the start of your claim, no one can give an exact figure of the compensation you may receive, as every claim is unique. On Accident Advice Helpline’s website however, there is an innovative test that takes just 30 second and is able to give you a rough estimate
The compensation handouts for whiplash tend to start at just under a thousands pounds for mild cases that do not have long term effects, but it can run into several thousands if you have severe whiplash.
Understanding the law surrounding compensation handouts
The law in the UK says that if you are injured in an accident which was not your fault, sometime within the last 3 years, then you are entitled to get compensation for your pain and suffering.
Sounds easy enough, but it is still a legal process that you have to go though, and just like anything else if you need any other legal process sorted out, you would be wise to use the professionals services. Finding a solicitor who specialises in this part of the law and has a lot of experience is always a good place to start.
Use Accident Advice Helpline
This is exactly what you will find at Accident Advice Helpline. For 14 years we have been dealing in personal injury claims and have helped many thousands of victims get the compensation they were entitled to after being in an accident that was not their fault.
As well as the options on our website, you can also call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our expert advisors who can answer any queries you might have. Speaking to them puts you under no obligation and they will never pressurise you to claim.
Date Published: 5th May 2014
Author: Louise Thacker