Can I make a claim for Whiplash Injury Compensation
Yes – If you have suffered a whiplash injury in an accident that was not your fault within the last three years.
Yes – Anyone under 18 years at the time of their accident are an exception to the three year time limit but proceedings must begin before they are 21 years old.
Yes – If you were the passenger in a vehicle that was involved in an accident even if It was the fault of the driver of the vehicle you were a passenger in.
Yes – If you were a passenger in a taxi, coach, bus or train that was involved in an incident that resulted in you suffering whiplash.
How much Compensation can I expect for my Whiplash Injury?
Every whiplash claim will be are different and the awards will vary according to the seriousness of the whiplash injury and the financial losses incurred because of it.
In any Personal Injury Claim damages will be recovered for the following:-
General Damages are awarded for the pain and suffering caused by the accident and the impact it has on everyday living and your working life now and in the future.
Special Damages are claimed to recover any losses incurred as a result of the accident or illness and can include:
- Travel Costs for treatment.
- Prescription charges and the cost of any non-prescription medicines.
- Damage to property.
- Current loss of earnings and anticipated loss of earnings in the future.
- The cost of any care required even if it was provided by family members.
- The cost of any necessary alterations to property or vehicles.
Additional damages may be awarded if there has been a fatality. The damages can include compensation to dependant relatives for the loss of the deceased’s income and time as well as covering funeral expenses.
Get Advice from an Expert
Macks Solicitors is a specialist Personal Injury Law Firm that has helped thousands of people who have been injured in no fault accidents. If you have suffered a whiplash injury call Macks straight away on Freephone 0800 980 9388 or use the 30 Second Application form and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.