How to claim for Whiplash

How to claim for Whiplash: Whiplash is a commonly used word to describe a whole range of symptoms associated with soft tissue neck injury. Typically, whiplash is caused by involvement in a car accident, in which the head is made to jolt violently. Whiplash can be suffered even at a low-speed, particularly common are neck injuries to passengers in cars hit from behind. It does not matter whether you were a driver, passenger or even pedestrian. If you were involved in an accident that was not caused by you, and as a result you suffer from one of the whiplash symptoms, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a non-medical term used to describe a soft tissue injury to the neck. Whiplash is usually associated with feeling of neck pain for days, months or in the most severe cases years. According to medical experts majority of whiplash victims recover from the injury within a few months but even those that have recovered may from time to time experience some pain.

Common syndromes of whiplash include:

Headaches, blurred vision and the feeling of dizziness, pain while swallowing, neck muscle spasms, pain in the shoulders arms or between the shoulder blades, fatigue, sleep difficulties, poor concentration or memory, depression.

What compensation can I expect?

The level of compensation will depend on your circumstances. The Judicial Studies Board Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases sets different brackets dependent on recovery times.

Within 12 months – £1,000 and £3,100
Up to 24 months – £2,500 to £4,250
Over 24 months – £4,250 to £7,750
Permanent, ongoing symptoms – £7,750 and £16,000

Personal Injury – NO WIN, NO FEE

Waring & Co solicitors take Personal Injury claims on a no win, no fee basis. Waring & Co have become one of the most successful no win, no fee Personal Injury law firms in the UK. With 18 years experiance in Personal Injury claims, we have handled over 15,000 cases, recovering millions of pounds in damaged for our clients.

In the first instance, please complete our claim enquiry form below, and we will contact you within 24 hours. This service is completely free, and you are under no obligation to use our services.

If we think you have a valid claim, we will explain the personal injury claims process, including, no win no fee, compensation amounts and time scales for reaching a settlement.

Waring & Co Solicitors is the trading name of Waring & Co Legal Limited, a company registered in England and Wales whose registered office is 6B Ocean House, Bentley Way, New Barnet, EN5 5FP. Company Number: 9137780

Person Injury Solicitor Christopher Weir is the Solicitor / Director of Waring & Co's Bolton office. I have over 35 years experience of handling general civil litigation matters with a specialisation in the conduct of personal injury cases. I am a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Motor Accident Solicitors’ Society. I have handled many high value catastrophic injury cases arising from road traffic accidents, workplace accidents and medical negligence in particular.