- Neck Injuries
£875 - £5150
£5150 - £16400
£16400 - £97500
Although there's no quick and easy cure for whiplash, there's plenty of advice on how to speed up your whiplash recovery and ease your symptoms. Sometimes whiplash symptoms can last months (known as chronic whiplash if symptoms last for 6 months or more), or in the worst cases, symptoms can be permanent.
Guidance and recovery tips will differ depending on the type and severity of whiplash, how much pain you're in and whether you've lost any movement in your neck or back. You should always follow any direct advice from your doctor. The NHS gives the following whiplash recovery tips1:
Whiplash claims not only compensate you for pain and inconvenience caused by someone else, but can cover the cost of any medical treatment or physiotherapy you may need, meaning you get the best treatment possible and recover quickly.
We can also take any 'lost earnings' associated with your recovery time into account, so you don't lose out if you've had to take time off work.
The amount of whiplash compensation you can claim depends upon several factors, including the extent of your injuries, the length of time you've been or are expected to be injured, and any impact your whiplash has had on your life. For example, whether or not you can drive or take part in your hobbies.
To get an idea of how much compensation you could receive, click use our claims calculator.
The length of time your whiplash claim will take varies on a case-by-case basis. Your solicitor will be able to give you a good idea of how long you can expect your case to last and how much compensation you can expect to receive from your claim. 95% of cases are resolved before the person claiming has to attend a court date.
1NHS Choices - Whiplash Treatment guide here.
I had to go to A&E where they diagnosed typical signs of whiplash. I made an initial call and a solicitor got back to me the same day. He was very efficient and kept me informed every step of the way - it was perfect service.
When I did call everything was fine – the solicitor was very supportive and never minded when I phoned asking her to explain all the legal jargon. She never made me feel stupid and explained everything in a way I could understand.