Compensation for whiplash is something that many people wish to claim for if they’ve been in an accident that wasn’t their fault, and they think they have whiplash. Whiplash is the most common ailment in a car accident and unsurprisingly is the most common type of injury claim. Whiplash claims are very easy to start with the ‘no win no fee’ system used now in the UK.
Why should I claim?
You should claim if you’ve suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault. You may well be able to get private physiotherapy treatment which will really help. Of course money can’t really compensate you for the pain caused by a reckless driver, but it can help to take your mind off it. The truth is there is no way to compensate you for the pain suffered. Therefore a financial payout is the best you can hope to achieve plus the possibility of getting private healthcare to help you get over the pain of a whiplash injury quickly.
How do I claim?
Claiming whiplash compensation is straightforward. They’ll talk to you on the phone and discuss your accident and your injuries. Don’t forget that even if the accident was the fault of the driver of the car you were in, it won’t be your fault. You can still make a claim, even if the driver is your husband or wife.
Once they’ve established that your whiplash symptoms are such that you can make a claim, they’ll send you out a claim form to fill out. Once they have that, you’ll need to arrange a medical examination arranged by them. That’s all you will need to do. Claiming really is very easy.
How much compensation will I get?
How much whiplash compensation depends on the severity of the injuries. The minimum that you can receive by law is £1,000 so it certainly will be a sizeable figure. It’s quite likely that you may get a lot more than £1,000 of course, and it’s their job to get you the highest possible payout.