For free, impartial advice on whiplash claim, call our personal injury solicitors on 0203 909 8399. We can let you know whether you could make a claim, but will never rush or pressure you into starting one.
What is Whiplash
Whiplash injuries can take several days to develop following an accident so it’s important you monitor your health over this time and seek medical advice such as visiting your GP if you suffer any of the typical whiplash symptoms:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Difficulty sleeping
- Arm or leg pain/discomfort
Call our Whiplash Injury Solicitors for a free consultation on 0203 909 8399 or contact us online.
Whiplash occurs when the neck accelerates and decelerates very quickly, snapping back like a whip. This can happen in a forward and back motion for example if someone has hit your car from behind, but also if the collision is from the side and you have a side to side movement of the neck.
Many people think of whiplash as a minor injury, but the reality is that it can have painful, long-lasting effects on your life – and, in fact, in severe cases, the symptoms can even be permanent.
Whiplash is caused by a sudden jolt or stretching of your neck the damages the ligaments. It can cause swelling, pain, headaches and dizziness, which often affects how you go about your day-to-day life. In most cases, whiplash is very painful, limits your mobility and can stop you going to work and driving while you recover.
If you’re suffering whiplash, you shouldn’t feel rushed or pressured into returning to work. But we know that time off can cause you financial pressure and cause you to panic about how you’re going to cover your bills – we can help.
When making your claim, your solicitor will consider your financial situation as well as the pain you’re living with and the impact your accident will have on your future. This means things like lost earnings from time off, medical treatment, travel and accommodation costs and even the effect your injury has had on your loved ones will be considered in your claim.
How Much Can I Claim for a whiplash injury?
It’s always worth speaking to one of our qualified solicitors as you could be entitled to thousands of pounds in damages. The average whiplash injury can be assigned a figure of around £1000-£2000 but more serious injuries with long-term implications can be settled for tens of thousands of pounds.
We represented one client whose car was struck by a combine harvester whilst he was stationary at a set of traffic lights. He suffered soft tissue injuries to the neck (whiplash) and the onset of angina caused by the stress of the accident. He was left with pain and discomfort for over a year.
For further help or information Get In Touch