Whiplash Compensation Claim Solicitors

Whiplash Compensation Claim Solicitors

Whiplash occurs when someone’s head is jolted back and forwards following a motor collision. This can be very painful for the individual affected and may result in restriction of movement in both the short and long term due to the stiffness caused, as well as potentially resulting in further neck and back injuries. 

If you've been affected by whiplash and are considering making a compensation claim, our dedicated whiplash claim solicitors can help you achieve the best result possible. Get in touch with us to see how we can help you claim compensation.

Who Can Make a Whiplash Claim?

If you suffered an injury in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, then you may be able to pursue a whiplash compensation claim. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, any soft tissue injuries sustained could leave your body open to further trauma.

The severity of whiplash and other injuries can vary, and the amount of compensation you may expect to receive is dependent on the extent and impact of the injury in question. Road traffic accidents that have caused soft tissue injury with a full recovery expected within 12 months are generally considered to be the least severe, although they may well entitle you to compensation. Incidents resulting in injuries from which it will take multiple years to recover are some of the most severe. 

In practice, this means that you may require compensation to help cover the costs of rehabilitation and get back to normal life. Generally speaking, the most severe cases justifying whiplash compensation claims are those which have resulted in serious, ongoing, permanent or recurring issues (e.g. where surgery or long-term treatment is required). Depending on the case, a compensation claim may compensate you for the injury itself as well as helping you to recover loss of earnings and expenses.

What Do I Need to Know Before Making a Claim?

Understanding the nature of whiplash claims and the regulations surrounding them is vital in making an informed decision whether you wish to pursue a claim.

The standard time limit that applies to whiplash claims is three years, starting from the date of the incident. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule. For example, claims concerning children can be made at any time prior to their 18th birthday. You can still make a claim for an injury that occurred during childhood up until the individual reaches the age of 21. 

Motor accidents that occur abroad also bring along their own specific regulations. Having said that, you may still be able to make a claim if you have suffered a road accident in another country. The time limits surrounding the claim could be either longer or shorter than those imposed in the UK, so it's important to seek legal advice from a personal injury solicitor regarding your specific circumstance.

How to Claim Whiplash Compensation

If you're considering claiming compensation for whiplash, a specialist solicitor providing transparent and honest advice will be able to best advise you on how to proceed. Typically, a whiplash claim may take several months to be settled, although there are various factors at play in determining exactly how long it will take.

The severity of the injuries you sustained as a result of the road traffic accident will be a highly influential factor. Furthermore, the question as to whether or not the other party involved admits they were at fault will also have a large bearing on this time frame. Our legal experts will be able to advise you on any time frames specific to your case.

Start Your Compensation Claim Today

Our highly experienced team of whiplash solicitors has brought successful claims for a wide variety of cases and holds many decades' worth of practical experience. We have an in-depth knowledge of whiplash compensation claims and offer you expert advice and representation, securing the best possible result for you.

If you have suffered a whiplash injury following an incident that wasn't your fault, get in touch with our Personal Injury team directly on 0330 123 1229. Alternatively, send us an email via info@smithpartnership.co.uk or complete our contact form.

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