Whisplash injury compensation claims

Many personal injury claims arise from road traffic accidents.

One of the most common types of injury after a car crash is whiplash, which is an injury to the neck resulting from a sudden jolt, forward and backwards of the head.

A common example of a whiplash injury occurs when a car is hit by another car from behind, causing injuries to driver and/or passengers.

What are the symptoms of a whiplash injury?

You may experience whiplash or neck pain immediately after the accident or it could take several days for symptoms to develop. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Neck stiffness, which may persist over weeks, months or even years.
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Shoulder and back pain

Examples of compensation amounts awarded for whiplash and neck injuries:

  • Minor Whiplash Injury – up to £4,250*
  • Moderate Whiplash Injury – up to £7,750*
  • Severe Neck Injury – up to £82,000*

* Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar injuries.

It is advisable to seek medical advice from your GP or local hospital as soon as possible following a whiplash injury as they will be able to recommend the best treatment for you. The GP/Hospital records of your injury are used when making your personal injury claim.

For more information please visit the compensation guide to find out how much compensation you could expect for your whiplash injury.

If you have suffered a whiplash or neck injury and it wasn’t your fault, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Our Solicitors can help you make a no win no fee claim for compensation.

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