Have you suffered severe whiplash that affects your daily life? If you weren’t the one at fault, you may be eligible to claim whiplash compensation.
Here at 1Solicitors, we have a knowledgeable and professional team of personal injury lawyers that can help you to claim the compensation that you deserve. Considering that it can be a painful injury and have long-term effects on your health, we believe that it’s something you should be awarded in the event of it occurring due to the negligence of another person.
Because the effects of whiplash can vary from short-term damage to long-lasting health complications, the level of whiplash compensation that you may be entitled to depends largely on your experience.
Wherever possible, we’d recommend taking images of the incident in which your whiplash occurred, as well as keeping note of medical documents that may support your case.
Whiplash happens when your body experiences a sudden acceleration to deceleration force, causing the back of your head or neck to strain. You may also suffer with swelling, headaches or nausea as a side effect of whiplash.
It can happen in a variety of circumstances, with the most common including:
Anyone who has experienced whiplash within the past three years is able to make whiplash injury claims. However, you must be able to prove that somebody else was liable for the accident, such as another motorist or your employer.
You’re able to make whiplash injury claims on behalf of a child within the three-year period after the incident.
If you suffer with whiplash from a specific accident, any other side effects that you experience can be used towards your compensation for whiplash.
Usually, the first question that a Court will answer when analysing a whiplash accident claim is “who is liable for the accident?”. Simply put, this is where you must be able to prove that somebody else was responsible for the injury.
If you’re unsure or would like some assistance on establishing liability for whiplash claims, our legal team can explain your rights to explore your options.
The level of compensation that you can be awarded for a whiplash injury may depend on the accident in which it happened, as well as the side effects that you may be suffering with.
However, a Court will award whiplash compensation based on the following:
General damages – which is a payout for your physical or mental pain and suffering
Special damages – which is a payout to cover any additional costs that you’ve had to pay, such as travel costs or private medical treatment.
For an estimation on how much you could receive from whiplash accident claims, our online calculator tool will allow you to enter your details for a rough guide on what you could be expecting to get.
However, it’s best to discuss your whiplash injury claims with a professional legal professional in order to get an accurate prediction.
Did you know that all of our whiplash claims are no-win, no-fee? Plus, with the ability to be kept up to speed on your whiplash claims with regular Skype appointments, you can track the progress of your case at any time!
To book your initial appointment today, simply call us on 0330 053 7117 or fill in our online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.