Whiplash Injury is a fairly common complaint in the UK. Whiplash usually occurs in low velocity car accidents, although it can occur in a variety of other ways. Common complaints include stiffness of the neck, headaches, and swelling in the tissue surrounding the neck area. It is possible to get whiplash in many ways such as playing sports for example. However, the vast majority of cases come from car crashes.
Whiplash symptoms can be quite painful, and usually involve pain and stiffness of the neck. In many cases you won’t notice the symptoms until a few days after the accident. In this case it’s not too late, and you should still see your GP as soon as you can get an appointment. Visiting your doctor is vital if you wish to claim whiplash compensation as you will need to have suffered injuries sufficient to warrant making a visit to the doctor.
Claiming for Whiplash
Claiming for whiplash is very easy to do. You may think that applying for whiplash compensation is quite difficult, but most companies make the whole process very easy for you. Once they’ve spoken with you, all you need to do is fill out a few simple claim forms and then attend a private medical – arranged and paid for by them. They take care of the rest, so you can concentrate on getting better.
How do I claim?
Whiplash claims can be made by giving a company of your choice a call or by filling out the claim form at their online website. The process is quick and easy. They’ll have a quick chat about the circumstances surrounding your accident so they can understand exactly what happened. Once they’ve established that it’s likely that you can claim, they’ll send you out a CFA (conditional fee agreement) form to fill in and return to their solicitors.
How long does it take?
Claiming normally takes around 2-3 months from start to finish. If you’re thinking, whiplash how much, then they can give you an idea on the telephone. It all depends on how serious your whiplash injuries are, but it’s never less than £1,000 and can sometimes be £5,000 or even more. You’ve got nothing to lose as most popular companies claims are:
• No Win No Fee, where you keep ALL your compensation money
• Risk free to you, as if you lose you will pay nothing
• Expertly managed by expert solicitors