Whiplash Compensation Claims
What Is Whiplash? Although commonly thought of as a minor injury, whiplash can have a lasting impact due to discomfort and damage to ligaments in the neck. Usually linked to road traffic accidents, whiplash is the result of a sudden jolt which can occur even in low-speed collisions. Whiplash can also be caused by falling, where there is some impact to the neck.
What should you do if you think you have whiplash?
If you think you have whiplash, the NHS advises to take painkillers to help with the pain and to continue doing everyday activities to help speed up recovery. However, if the pain is severe (even with pain killers), you have tingling or pins and needles or you have problems in sitting upright, you are advised to contact 111 or request a GP appointment.
Upon visiting a GP, they will be able to discuss the severity of the whiplash and advise the best course of treatment. They will also document your medical consultation, which can later be used to assist any claim.
How is compensation or payout for whiplash calculated?
Compensation is calculated by understanding general damages and special damages that occurred.
General damages refer to the severity of your whiplash injuries and the care you may require throughout the recovery period.
Special damages refer to any compensation for any out-of-pocket expenses you may have incurred or will incur in the future.
This could include, but is not limited to:
Damage to possessions
Loss of employment or employment opportunities
Loss of earnings
How can we help with your whiplash claim?
At MJW Law we are specialists in personal injury claims, of which a high percentage are road accidents; many of our clients approach us with whiplash as one of the specific injuries obtained. We will assess your case, collate evidence, and provide legal advice on how you should proceed with your case.
Speak with one of the team.
Our expertise in personal injury claims means we can provide solid legal advice from the outset. We will talk you through the process and gather information to understand your claim.
Your claim will be evaluated.
When talking to our experts, we will collate evidence to understand your claim and calculate how much you can claim for general and special damages.
We will negotiate your claim.
When instructing us for your whiplash claim, our team of dedicated experts will ensure that you receive excellent service, advice and more importantly a successful outcome from your claim.