How much compensation can you expect for a whiplash injury in Ferryside?
If you are thinking about making a personal injury claim for a whiplash injury in Ferryside, one of the first questions you’ll likely want answered, is how much compensation will I receive? Unfortunately, it is impossible to give you a definitive answer without knowing the ins and outs of your case. Nevertheless, this post will first help you to determine whether you have a good chance of getting compensation, as well as providing you with a generalised breakdown of whiplash injury remunerations. So, keep on reading to find out everything you need to know…
Can you claim compensation?
Before you can even begin to think about how much money you could be entitled to, you first need to determine whether you have the good basis for a successful claim. Essentially, you need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to the following three questions…
- Did my injury occur because of someone else’s error or negligence?
- Did my whiplash injury in Ferryside happen within the last three years?
- Did I receive medical attention for my injuries?
How much compensation?
When you make a personal injury claim, you are entitled to two types of compensation. First up, you have ‘general damages’. This is compensation for your suffering – i.e. the severity of your injury and how it is going to impact your every day life. In addition to this, you will also receive ‘special damages’. These is any out-of-pocket expenses you have encountered because of your injury, such as travel costs and medical expenses.
In regards to general damages, you can expect to receive between £800 and £100 if you suffer minor damage to the neck and you expect to recover within a month. Serious damage to the neck or back (which is going to take a year or more for recovery), can result in compensation between £2000 and £5000. If you do not expect to make a full recovery, you can receive anything between £6000 and £12000. Please remember that this is merely a rough guide.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now
Every case is different and thus if you would like more specifics regarding your case, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our helpline numbers are as follows:
0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We’re open 24/7, so you can call us any time.
Short on time? Why not try our 30 claims second test on our main pages? With just a few clicks, you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim. Or alternatively, you can text ‘Claim365’ to 88010.
So call us now and find out how we can help you with the claims’ process and claiming compensation after a whiplash injury in Ferryside.
Date Published: 25th July 2014
Author: David Brown