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Whiplash Compensation Claims

Whiplash is a common result of a road traffic accident (RTA), usually occurring when the vehicle you are travelling in is hit by another from behind, also known as a rear-end collision. Whiplash is suffered when a person’s body is thrown forward but the head lags, causing hyperextension of the neck.

Should you or a loved one experience whiplash through no fault of your own, we can provide the right legal advice you need and help you get the compensation you deserve. Our expert whiplash lawyers will help you secure a settlement that can contribute towards your recovery, as well as any expenses or loss of income you’ve incurred because of your accident.

Specialists in Whiplash Claims

We understand the difficulties often faced by people suffering from whiplash injuries, both at work and at home. That’s why we’ll do everything in our power to get you and your loved ones the maximum compensation. If you’d like to know more, take the next step, or just talk to somebody about your experience and what your options might be, please get in touch.

  • We will take the time to fully understand the circumstances of your claim, the extent of the injuries suffered and their impact on your life.
  • From this, we’ll be able to create a Personal Support Package that’s tailored to you.
  • You can be assured we’ll always act in your best interests, ensuring you are medically assessed by an independent GP.
  • We'll ensure you access to relevant treatment to ensure you have the best chance of overcoming your injuries as quickly as possible, so you can carry on with your life.

 

 

 

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Making a Whiplash Claim

If you’ve been in a road traffic accident and suffered whiplash, you could be entitled to claim compensation to reimburse you for the costs associated with your injuries. Our team of experts dealing with  whiplash claims can work with you on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, meaning you won’t have to pay anything upfront if you fully assist us with your claim.

If successful, you’ll pay a percentage of your damages to cover your fees, which we will agree with you from the outset, so you have complete transparency. In the event your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t owe us anything. We’ll work with you to set up personal insurance cover, so there’s no financial risk to you in pursuing a claim. Get in touch with our experts or start your claim online today.

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How much will my claim cost?

All whiplash accident cases taken on by Hudgell Solicitors are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.

If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will be agreed before your case is carried out.

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FAQs

Whiplash Compensation Amounts: How Much Can I Claim For?

The amount of compensation you’ll receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the impact they’ve had on your life. Our expert whiplash lawyers will be able to give you a clearer idea of what you may be entitled to, based on their experience and similar cases they’ve come across.

The amount of whiplash compensation you’ll receive is usually calculated based on the ‘general damages’ and ‘special damages’ you’ve incurred.

  • General damages should reflect how severe your injury is and how much of a toll it’s taken on your life. Typically, the worse the injury, the more money you’ll be entitled to.
  • Special damages should reimburse you for the expenses you’ve had to pay because of the accident, such as hospital fees, travel costs, and rehabilitation, as well as any earnings you’ve missed out on due to time off work.
  • What are the symptoms of whiplash?

    Whilst not always an immediate injury, the clinical symptoms may not develop until 6-12 hours after an incident, or even a few days later.

    Symptoms can resolve very quickly or can last for upwards of six months. This is known as chronic whiplash or late whiplash syndrome. Neck pain usually develops shortly after the accident but can worsen later.

    Common symptoms include:

  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Muscle tightness and spasms
  • Reduced range of movement and neck tenderness
  • Other consequences can also develop, including:

  • Jaw pain
  • Dizziness, blurred vision or vertigo
  • Leg or arm weakness or numbness
  • Insomnia or anxiety (particularly in relation to getting back into a vehicle)
  • Depression
  • What is the treatment for whiplash injuries?

    In many cases, whiplash will eventually get better on its own or after some basic treatment, but if you are suffering from any symptoms, you should arrange to see a GP as soon as possible to determine the extent of your injuries. They will then prescribe appropriate medication and treatment to speed-up your recovery.

    Physiotherapy may be recommended and is most effective when started soon after the injury has occurred, highlighting the need to see your GP as soon as possible. If you are unable to work due to your symptoms, our insurance policy can cover the cost of a physiotherapist, helping you and your family cope with any financial worries.

    What should I do if I’ve suffered whiplash?

    If you or a member of your family have been involved in an accident, we are on hand to talk you through the claim process and your options. First and foremost, we recommend you carry out the following steps:

  • Obtain the registration of the vehicle(s) involved.
  • Find out the name, address and contact details of the driver and their insurance.
  • Ask for statements from any eye witnesses.
  • Take photographs of the accident damage and the location.
  • You should also call the emergency services if needed or seek medical attention as soon as possible after leaving the scene to confirm you have been injured and receive the appropriate medical care. You should then contact your own insurance company to alert them of the incident.

    Once these steps have been carried out, our dedicated road traffic accident team are just a phone call away.

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