Whiplash

Overview

Whiplash injuries are caused when a person suffers from a sudden jolt to their head or body which damages the muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissues in the neck. Whiplash claims are one of the most common personal injury claim types we handle.

When we hear the word “whiplash” we automatically think of someone who has been involved in a car accident; however, it can be caused by many different situations including slips, trips and falls, sports injuries and even assaults and attacks.

We operate on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning that there no upfront costs to you. We offer a free initial, no-obligation assessment of your case.

Call us on 0161 225 8181 to discuss your claim, or submit your details below and we’ll call you back at a time convenient for you.

How long does whiplash last?

As the extent of the injuries are so varied, recovery time can take in excess of 3 months and in the worst cases, symptoms can last for over a year.

How much compensation will I receive?

There is no hard and fast rule for what a whiplash compensation claim may be worth. It depends on the severity of the injury, and also how long it is likely to take to settle down. 

What can I claim for?

Your solicitor will factor in the different ways in which the accident has had an impact on your life when calculating the value of your claim, including:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Care and rehabilitation
  • Travel expenses to and from medical appointments

Should I make a claim through my insurance company?

If you’re the driver of the vehicle involved in a collision you have to inform your insurance company of the accident, failure to do so could invalidate your policy. When you contact your insurer they may try and offer you a pre-medical settlement offer, in order to encourage you to settle your claim earlier. Insurers do this as it means that they will have to pay out a considerably lower amount than you could be entitled to.

It is therefore recommended to instruct a solicitor to handle your claim in order to get the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.

How to make a claim for whiplash?

If you’ve suffered an injury due to being involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.

Whether your injuries are the consequence of a road traffic accident, a slip, trip or fall, an accident at work or an assault, United Solicitors may be able to help you with your personal injury claim.

Our expert whiplash injury solicitors are experience in obtaining compensation for thousands of clients each year. We will fight to get you the compensation, justice and rehabilitation that you deserve to get your life back on track. We will handle your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Do I need to see a doctor about whiplash?

Whiplash symptoms develop over the first few hours and may continue to get worse for some days after an accident. If, at any time you are worried, the whiplash page on the NHS website is a very useful place to start.

You should then call your GP or go to A&E if you become concerned about your own or someone else’s whiplash injury.

Why choose us to pursue your claim?

We help thousands of clients per year with their personal injury claims. We will work hard to get the deserved compensation for your injury and we will give you clear, jargon-free advice and guidance so you can be in complete control of your claim.

We will:

  1. Agree to represent you on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis which means you pay nothing to us but you might be liable to pay the defendant costs if you lose and
  2. Make sure you receive your maximum entitlement to compensation. We won’t settle for less.

How long will my claim take?

The answer varies depending on the seriousness of the injury. A simple whiplash injury can be settled within 6 months but only where liability is admitted, the medical prognosis is certain and the insurance company is prepared to make a reasonable offer. More essentially, United Solicitors will make sure you get the whiplash compensation you deserve.

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