Whiplash Injury Compensation Claim Information
In recent years our team have dealt with some whiplash compensation claims. We have seen a surge in whiplash injury claims because there are more cars on the road nowadays, leading to a high chance of being in an accident. If you have been involved in a crash recently that wasn’t your fault and suffered from whiplash as a result; then you may be entitled to compensation from the person driving who was involved in the accident with you.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we believe that injury caused to yourself by the carelessness or mistakes of another person should result in you receiving compensation on their behalf.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash, or whiplash associated disorders (WAD), are caused by a sudden jolt to the neck and can cause nerve damage and can be caused by a car collision on the road such as a LVI (Low-Velocity Impact) which is a car accident that is caused at low speeds. This type of injury is usually caused when struck from behind, such as in a car accident. If a car strikes you from behind your head remains dormant while the neck is pushed forward. This can cause a jolt to the neck which can damage muscles and tendons & ligaments in the neck.
It is usually said that whiplash can be caused when struck from behind, but you can also sustain whiplash when struck from any direction. The effects of whiplash damages can lead the sufferer to live an uncomfortable life. Whiplash can happen to any individual, adults & children, male and female and can last some days to being chronic, such as late whiplash syndrome or even a brain injury.
What Does Whiplash Feel Like?
There are many symptoms & side effects that can tell you that you may have whiplash. These include:
- Neck pains & stiffness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Spinal damage
- Opera (Lower Back Pain)
- Neck pain
- Discomfort in the legs and arms
- Shoulder pain
- Concentration & memory lapses
- Migraine attacks
What are The Treatments and Reliefs Available for Whiplash?
There isn’t a known cure for whiplash but treating whiplash from the very beginning can speed up your recovery time quite quickly and help you to keep on top of your health. Most of the time whiplash can go away on its own, with or without basic treatments. However, in more severe circumstances whiplash can last 6 or more months and can cause great pain to the person who has suffered from the injury. This is known as late whiplash syndrome or chronic whiplash.
If you are suffering from a whiplash injury, then it is important that you keep doing gentle neck exercises from time to time to keep your neck mobile & loose. This will help you to speed up your recovery despite the pain you may be suffering. Keeping your neck still can delay your recovery.
How Do I Proceed with Claiming Compensation for Whiplash?
If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault and after receiving expert medical advice, results show you are suffering from whiplash, you may be entitled to a compensation claim. Our team understand that it must be difficult to suffer from an injury of this kind, so you need an experienced team to guide you. We have a vast amount of experience in handling whiplash claims & payouts and believe it is our duty to offer the support to all clients through their claims, so they receive the compensation that they are entitled to.
Whiplash Compensation Amounts Calculator
If you’ve suffered whiplash from a road traffic accident or any other incident which wasn’t your fault, get in touch with Tylers today. If you’re curious about how much compensation you could be entitled to, get in touch with our experienced team today. Alternatively, use our simple whiplash compensation calculator below!
Grade 1 - 2 Whiplash Compensation Amounts
This means that the person who has suffered an injury has little to no neck pain or stiffness as a result of the whiplash incident. Tylers can help you to get compensation for your whiplash claims, anywhere in England or Wales.
£875 – £2,850
Grade 3 Whiplash Compensation Amounts
The person who has suffered the injury has complained about neck pains & stiffness, and a medical exam shows that the neck can no longer function or motion correctly. Tylers can help you to get grade 3 whiplash compensation.
£2,850 to £5,150
Grade 4 Whiplash Compensation Amounts
Whiplash in addition to neck complaints & neurological symptoms such as decreased tendon reflexes. Tylers’ experienced legal team can help you to get the grade 4 whiplash compensation you’re entitled to.
£5,150 to £9,550
Grade 5 Whiplash Compensation Amounts
A fracture or dislocation of the neck and an injury to the spinal cord after a medical examination where the injury never really healed. To make a grade 5 whiplash compensation claim, get in touch with Tylers today.
£9,550 to £16,400
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Whiplash Dangerous?
Whiplash is often thought of as being a mild injury due to the vast amount of false (fraud) claims & portrayals within the movies. In fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth as whiplash can be a serious injury if not treated properly. A whiplash injury can cause blackouts which can happen while driving or on the stairs, which could ultimately lead to even further injury or worse. If you start to feel pains in the shoulder, neck /and back after being in an accident, you should seek medical advice immediately.
How Will My Whiplash Be Diagnosed?
Whiplash does not show on an X-ray, MRI or CT scan and is usually diagnosed by your doctor based on the background of the injury and the symptoms that the sufferer is feeling. This can, unfortunately, lead to many false claims, but new procedures have been put in place to combat such false claims.
Can you Recover from a Whiplash Strain?
Yes, you can. It depends on the severity of the strain. Many symptoms can begin to ease after just a few days, and many people make a full recovery within a few weeks, but with some people, the symptoms can persist. To protect yourself from further neck strain injury you ma be better using a neck brace so your injury can heal properly.
What Types of Accidents Can Cause Whiplash?
The most common type of accident is a car or motorbike accident (also referred to as a Road Traffic Accident). Car accidents such as a rear end shunt, side impact crash or a head-on collision can all cause whiplash and can be claimed from the insurance of the person who is responsible for the accident (Tylers Solicitors contact the insurers on your behalf who will look at the driver’s insurance policy). Not all whiplash injuries are caused by road traffic accidents; other reported whiplash injuries were caused by headbanging, bungee jumping and every day falls. There have also been reports of injury caused on a roller-coaster.
What Other Types of Accidents Can Lead to Whiplash Injuries?
In addition to road traffic accidents, there are many other kinds of incidents which can cause whiplash injuries. Some of the most common causes can include:
- While go-karting or other motorsports racing
- Falling off a horse
- As a cyclist or pedestrian (front, back or side impact)
- In an abusive relationship (bullying)
- Whilst boxing
- From falling over
- Airbag impact
- At a gym or while doing gymnastics
- As a passenger or driver of a car, bus, taxi, coach, motorbike, scooter
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