Whiplash Claims FAQ
What is Whiplash and How Long Can It last?
Whiplash occurs when the neck accelerates and decelerates rapidly, stretching and straining tissue, muscles and joints. It occurs in different strengths and limits the movement of your neck for anything from a couple of days to several months.
UK legislation allows victims to make a whiplash claim for expenses and any loss of income as a result of being unable to work. If you’ve been in a road accident that wasn’t your fault, you can find out more about what you’re owed and start your whiplash claim today by calling our expert team today on 0800 840 7293. There’s no obligation at all and if you just want to get some more information about your situation, that’s fine by us!
Why Are Whiplash Claims So Common?
There are over 31 million cars in the UK which means our roads are bursting with vehicles and accidents are an unfortunate inevitability. Most car accidents can inflict whiplash injuries and it’s not just drivers that suffer, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists and bikers are entitled to make full whiplash claims, which is why numbers are so high.
Can I Make A Whiplash Claim?
If you’ve been in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, whether you were driving, riding, walking or a passenger, you can make a whiplash claim to help you deal with your injuries.
What Choices Do I Have When Claiming?
You are always in control of who you choose to handle your whiplash claim and it is your legal right to freely select a solicitor for your case. This is important to remember, as after the accident, the insurer of the third party may tell you that they have arranged a solicitor for you.
If you’re happy with that, there’s no problem but consider the point that solicitors appointed by third parties may not be working in your best interests. To find out more about making a claim or to talk to one of our team about appointing a specialist whiplash solicitor, call us for free on 0800 840 7293 or fill out the short form above and request a free call back.
Can You Provide Me With A Local Solicitor?
Yes. It is important to make sure you get a local solicitor who you can visit and talk to face to face if needs be, that’s why our Solicitors cover the whole country.
Do I Pay A Fee If I Lose The Case?
No. Win or lose, you will NEVER pay any fee at all.
How Much Money Will I Receive?
Every case is different, involving varying levels of whiplash severity so your payout depends on your individual circumstances. The average UK whiplash compensation payout is just over £2000, your award may be less or it may be more.
How Quick Are The Payouts?
Again, each case varies and while we will get our work done as quickly and efficiently as possible, there are insurers involved and legal teams. The average completion time for a case is 8 – 12 weeks.
Are My Excess, Insurance Premium and No-Claims Bonus All Protected?
Yes. In an accident that wasn’t your fault, we guarantee this on any claim you make through WhiplashClaims.org.
And Finally, The One Question That No-one Asks, But They Really Should:
Will I get a like-for-like car if mine is off the road?
Yes! Most companies and insurers simply offer you a car, but the team at WhiplashClaims.org will put you in a like-for-like vehicle based on your own car.
If you’ve been in a road accident that wasn’t your fault, you can find out more about what you’re owed and start your whiplash claim today by calling our expert team today on 0800 840 7293. Remember: there’s no obligation at all and it’s completely free to call.