Whiplash Compensation

Even for a totally reputable company such as Compensation Calculator there’s really no avoiding the somewhat dubious reputation which the entire concept of seeking compensation has come to acquire. In many people’s eyes it is seen as a means of ‘cashing in’ on bad luck, with the expectation being that the people involved and their legal representatives will exaggerate the impact of any accident in an effort to maximise a payout.

We don’t work like that. We feel that there’s justice to be had for someone who’s been involved in an accident being able to seek the compensation they deserve from the person or persons who was responsible, and we do our best to make sure that this happens. Our idea of a reasonable amount of compensation is one which covers all of the actual costs involved, both now and in the future, and provides an amount based solely upon the type and severity of the injury.

Whiplash is just the type of injury which people often assume is being exaggerated for the sake of compensation, but we know from experience just how serious it can actually be. Whiplash is an injury which occurs as a result of damage to the delicate soft tissue of the neck brought about by a rapid back and forth movement of the head. In many cases this takes place as a result of a road traffic accident, such as a bump from behind or a crash which results in rapid deceleration and hard braking.

There are other causes, however, such as sporting accidents, falls with awkward landings or incidents involving fairground rides. One thing which all of these scenarios have in common is the fact that the nature of whiplash injury is such that it may not actually manifest itself until some time after the accident in question. This could be a few hours or, in some cases, a question of days and the fact of this possible delay means that it is important to seek medical attention immediately after the accident.

A doctor will be able to examine you and, if necessary, make use of things such as X-rays or MRI scans to determine whether a whiplash injury has occurred. As well as establishing the facts to be used in any future compensation claim, an examination such as this will rule out more serious injuries such as fracture of the spine or dislocation, and ensure that you receive any medical treatment which is necessary.

Once the presence of whiplash has been established, our legal team will get to work to demonstrate that the accident which caused the whiplash wasn’t your fault. This will be easier if, when you make contact with us, you bring along as much information as you possibly can. If you feel you may be able to make a claim for whiplash compensation then log onto CompensationCalculator.com and fill out our short form at the top of the site, and we’ll take down all of your details. Amongst the information which our injury lawyers will find it useful to have are the following:

  • Witness statements.
  • Receipts.
  • Insurance details of all parties or, if these are not available, names, addresses and relevant number plates.
  • Medical records.

Our personal injury lawyers will use every bit of the information you bring to us to put together a case which proves that the accident wasn’t your fault, and that it caused a case of whiplash. They’ll do this without charging a penny up front, and that’s because they work on a no win no fee basis. This means that the option of seeking compensation is open to all, safe in the knowledge that, if you lose, you won’t have to pay the expenses of the other side and, if you win, you’ll get to keep the entire award.

The exact amount awarded will vary from case to case, depending upon the severity of the injury, but it will be calculated to ensure that you receive every penny which you had to pay out in the days following the accident, such as travel expenses, medical bills etc., as well as covering any employment based losses which might be created at the time or in the future. Besides this, a lump sum of compensation will be paid which, in cases of whiplash, can vary from £875 to as much as £16,400.

If you feel you’ve got a claim, then get in touch as soon as possible. The sooner you do, the sooner we’ll start seeking justice on your behalf.