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Whiplash injuries can be deceivingly minor, but they can have long-lasting, even permanent, effects on your life. If you have suffered a whiplash injury due to an accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Here’s what you need to know about making a claim.
Whiplash is a neck injury caused by a sudden jolt or stretching of the neck beyond its limits. It commonly occurs in car accidents, even in low-speed collisions or abrupt stops. Symptoms may include headaches, aching, swelling, pain in shoulders or arms, upper or lower back, dizziness, and nausea.
At Primus Solicitors, we have a team of specialist personal injury solicitors who understand road traffic accident claims, including those related to whiplash injury. We offer free legal advice and handle the majority of our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis.
To make a claim for compensation for a whiplash injury, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- You’ve suffered from whiplash during the last three years.
- It was the fault of somebody else, either partially or fully
What Evidence is Needed for your Injury compensation Claim?
To support your claim, it is advisable to obtain evidence such as CCTV footage or dash cam footage, witness details, and police reports if applicable. This will help to ensure that your compensation claim process can be dealt with more efficiently, and you will receive your compensation sooner.
The new Government regulations for all accidents occurring on or after 31st May 2021 have changed the way an injury including whiplash claims are dealt with and valued. The compensation awards are now linked to the duration of the injury, and each case will be assessed on an individual basis to determine the appropriate compensation for pain, suffering, loss of amenities, and out-of-pocket expenses.
The compensation amounts for pain, suffering, and loss of amenity range from £240 to £4,215, depending on the duration of the injury, and £260 to £4,345 if you also have minor psychological injuries. Out-of-pocket expenses may cover financial losses incurred for things like lost earnings, medical expenses, travel, and accommodation costs.
While most people have three years to make a whiplash compensation claim, the time it takes to resolve a claim varies depending on individual circumstances. If the insurer of the driver at fault does not admit responsibility, there may be a negotiation process or court proceedings. It is important to begin the process as soon as possible to maximize your chances of receiving compensation.
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