A Whiplash compensation award can help you recover from your injuries
Whiplash is a painful form of neck injury caused by a sudden movement exerted on the body, placing strain on the ligaments and muscles. Whiplash is particularly common following road traffic accidents, and must be treated by a doctor to avoid potential ongoing, chronic pain. Symptoms of whiplash include loss of movement, headaches, stiffness and muscle spasms which can cause impairment to quality of life. Whiplash is not just a simple pain in the neck; it is a severe injury for which you may be able to make a claim and receive a whiplash compensation award to help you recover.
How to make a claim
If you have suffered from whiplash following a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to make a claim to compensate you for your injury and the sufferance caused as a result. Your whiplash compensation award is dependent on your particular situation – at Accident Advice Helpline, we understand the disruption to both home and work life that can occur as a result, and will work to ensure you are fairly represented.
If you have suffered from whiplash, we recommend you get in touch with experienced road traffic accident specialists who can offer honest, professional help. We run a 24/7 advice line where our friendly, professional advisers will discuss the steps towards a whiplash injury compensation amount that is fair to you, without any obligation. Alternatively, you can take our unique 30-second online test to see if you qualify to make a claim.
What is a typical whiplash compensation award?
There is no set whiplash compensation award as individual circumstances can vary greatly, but with the help of an experienced specialist team of claim lawyers, you stand a good chance to gain compensation that is fair for your injuries.
There are claim guidelines which will help determine your whiplash injury compensation amount. These important guidelines take into consideration:
- The amount of time you have suffered from your injuries
- Any inability to drive
- Any loss of earnings resulting from the accident
- Care claims when relying on a friend or family member for help
Expert, specialist help
In order to maximise your chances of getting the whiplash injury compensation amount fair to you, we recommend you seek expert help. At Accident Advice Helpline, we use our 10 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims to ensure you have access to experienced road traffic accident claim lawyers and medical professionals who will help at every step of the way.
Successful claims rely on proof that your injuries occurred as a result of negligence from the other driver involved in your accident; if your road traffic accident occurred through no fault of your own and within the last 3 years, our experts can assist with your claim. Most claims can be processed via the telephone, operating on a no win no fee* basis.
Accident Advice Helpline are a law firm for personal injury compensation, regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority.
Date Published: 14th January 2013
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Whiplash claims