Whiplash Claims – All You Need To Know
At The Legal Oracle we help people just like you to understand all of your legal rights and options when it comes to claiming for whiplash. When you are ready, you can then let The Legal Oracle connect you with an expert solicitor.
We cover all areas of whiplash in detail so you have the information you need. This includes:
But you might want to start with an overview of the basics:
What Is Whiplash?
A whiplash injury is a soft tissue injury to the neck caused by the neck suddenly and forcefully being thrown backwards and forwards, or from side to side, usually as a result of a vehicle collision. Injuries vary in severity and the time it takes to recover can range from days to years (though most people make a full recovery within a few weeks or months of sustaining the injury).
The amount of compensation you receive for your whiplash claim will depend on how badly you have been injured. Whiplash injuries range in severity along with the length of time it takes to recover. These factors determine the amount of compensation you could receive. Find out more on Compensation for Whiplash including the Minimum Amount of Compensation you can expect.
What are the Symptoms of Whiplash?
The symptoms of whiplash can include the following:-
- Stiffness in the neck
- Tenderness in the neck
- Restricted movement in the neck/head
- Stiffness and tenderness in the back
- Pins and needles in the arms/hands
Whiplash symptoms may not be apparent immediately after the accident, taking up to 48 hours to appear. Read more on common whiplash symptoms.
Treatment For Whiplash
As soon as you become aware of having any of the symptoms of whiplash following a collision, you should immediately seek medical treatment from your GP or visit the nearest A&E Department.
The cost of private treatment for whiplash can be recovered as part of your whiplash accident claim with The Legal Oracle. Read more on whiplash treatment.
Claiming for Whiplash Injury
When it comes to claiming for whiplash, it is important to do so sooner rather than later. The longer you leave it, the less chance there is of a successful claim due to the evidence required to connect your injury and the accident in question.
If you have any questions in relation to your whiplash injury or are thinking about claiming for whiplash then we can help. Call us for free now on 0800 142 2775 or complete our Free Online Claim Enquiry and one of our specialist solicitors will be happy to advise you on your legal rights and options.
Claiming For Whiplash Losses And Expenses
In addition to the compensation you receive for pain and suffering (called your ‘general damages claim’), you will be able to claim whiplash compensation for all of your losses and expenses which may include the following items:-
- Any lost earnings as a result of the accident
- Lost overtime
- Medical expenses
- Private medical treatment
- Additional transport costs
- All other expenses incurred as a direct result of the accident
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