Our solicitors are specialists who deal exclusively with personal injury compensation claims. They are all members of the Law Society panel of personal injury experts and of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. We operate the completely risk free no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. We'll ensure that you get a fair deal and will advise you at an early stage how much compensation you will get for your whiplash claim and the likely payout. If you would like advice on our no win no fee legal service just use the helpline or complete the contact form and a specialist personal injury solicitor will speak to you on the telephone you with no further obligation and no charge.

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Mechanism of Injuries

The injury is caused by damage to the soft tissue of the neck and is also called neck sprain or neck strain and is characterised by a number of symptoms that may occur following sudden extension and flexion of the neck. The injury usually occurs as a result of a motor vehicle accident and may include injury to the joints, discs, ligaments, cervical muscles and nerve roots. The symptoms may be present immediately after the accident or may be delayed for several days or occasionally by a week or more. How much compensation you will get for your whiplash claim depends on the severity of the symptoms, the recovery period and whether or not there are any long term consequences or disabilities.

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How Much Compensation - Whiplash Claim Payouts

The most common personal injury case currently handled by solicitors involves neck injuries caused as a result of a road traffic accident. The amount of payouts depend on the severity of the injury as follows:

  • Severe;
    • Neck injury associated with incomplete paraplegia or resulting in permanent spastic quadriplegia or severe restriction with intractable headaches
    • Injuries which give rise to disabilities of considerable severity
      £33,000 to £65,000.
    • Severe damage to soft tissues resulting in significant disability of a permanent nature.
      Worth in the region of £27,500
    • Fractures or dislocations that cause severe and immediate symptoms and may necessitate spinal fusion with limitation of activity.
      £12,500 to £16,000
  • Moderate;
    • Whiplash or wrenching with disc lesion resulting in cervical spondylosis, serious limitation of movement, permanent pain and increased vulnerability
      £7,000 to £12,500.
    • Acceleration or exacerbation of pre existing symptoms of unrelated condition with complete recovery within 2 years, including moderate whiplash injury with increased vulnerability.
      £3,750 to £7,000
  • Minor;
    • Minor soft tissue and whiplash injuries with moderate symptoms and recovery within 2 years
      payout up to £3,750

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Risk Factors

There are several recognized factors that affect the extent of the injury, which in turn affects how much compensation you will get for your whiplash claim and the likely payout which include :-

  • The posture in which a person is sitting at the moment of impact contributes to the severity of the injury. Sitting in an upright posture helps to reduce injury whilst sitting in a slumped posture may increase injury.
  • The better condition the body is in, including the nervous system, the better the body will respond to impact.
  • The most important factor is awareness of the impending impact allowing the person to automatically prepare the body's stabilization system to respond quickly and efficiently.
  • Women sustain more serious injury than men due to differences in muscular bulk and bone structures which provide protection to the cervical spine.

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In the case of CICA claims terms will vary and in the case of MIB claims terms may vary.

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