Expert personal injury solicitors for whiplash claims.
If you’ve been involved in an accident and believe you have suffered whiplash you could be entitled to compensation. As you recover from your accident, our specialist personal injury solicitors are here to help you get your life back on track.
As experts in whiplash claims we are able to help you access the support you need including medical treatment and rehabilitation. We pride ourselves on providing a sensitive and supportive service and understand that winning compensation is often just part of the journey.
Our lawyers are APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) accredited specialists, which demonstrates our knowledge and experience in this complex area of the law. We have strong relationships with leading medical professionals and experts, so we can give you the very best advice about your whiplash claim.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a soft tissue injury of the neck which is usually caused by a road traffic accident, but can sometimes occur as the result of a slip or fall. It occurs when the head is jolted forwards, sideways or backwards and can cause long term issues.
You may have whiplash if you have had an accident and are experiencing neck pain and stiffness, swelling of the neck, pain and stiffness in the shoulders or arms, headaches or memory loss and poor concentration.
These symptoms can be debilitating and sadly may even be permanent. In some cases a whiplash injury may mean you are unable to work as it can be painful and limit your mobility. You may be eligible to claim for any loss of earnings or future loss of earnings caused by your whiplash injury.
Our expert personal injury lawyers will ensure your injuries are fully assessed by a medical professional who will put together a medical report detailing the extent of your injuries. This will help us ensure you claim compensation for the full extent of your whiplash injury.
Suffering a whiplash injury in a road traffic accident
Many whiplash injuries are a result of being involved in a road traffic accident. This can include being a driver or a passenger, being involved in an accident on public transport and being injured as a pedestrian or cyclist.
You may be anxious about claiming compensation if the driver or the vehicle you were injured in is a friend or family member. We can explain the process and support you every step of the way. It may help you to know that drivers are required to have vehicle insurance which should cover any compensation you may be awarded.
Our dedicated whiplash solicitors can also help you claim against uninsured drivers or for hit and run accidents.
If you wish to pursue a compensation claim for whiplash it is important to get assessed by a medical professional to explore the extent of your injury. Our expert personal injury team can help you obtain a medical report which will detail your injuries and expected recovery time. You may also be advised to attend physiotherapy, which could speed up your recovery.
Understanding whiplash claim reforms
Experts are currently reviewing the laws around whiplash claims, with planned reforms in the near future. This is because of fraudulent whiplash compensation claims, which are believed to have caused a rise in car insurance premiums.
The way in which you can claim compensation for whiplash is expected to change sometime in 2019. It is expected that compensation for whiplash claims will be awarded on a fixed tariff system designed by the Government. Our specialist personal injury team is closely watching these developments so we can offer you the most up-to-date advice.
How do I claim for a whiplash injury?
If you think you have suffered a whiplash injury due to an accident that wasn’t your fault it is important to speak to a legal professional as you could be entitled to compensation. Our specialist personal injury solicitors are experienced in whiplash claims and can advise you on how to best pursue your claim for whiplash compensation.
We are experts in dealing with personal injury and whiplash claims and can talk through your situation with you over the phone, or face to face if you prefer. We can even provide you with some initial free advice to help you decide if you wish to proceed with making a whiplash claim.
We understand that winning compensation can make things easier with some injuries requiring people to take time off work, travel for treatment or make alternations in their homes. Our dedicated team will do everything they can to ensure your life can return to normal as soon as possible.
No win no fee whiplash claims
Your claim may be eligible for a no win no fee funding agreement, which means:
- If you win your case your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any legal costs not paid by your opponent and the lawyer’s success fee will be deducted from the compensation that you receive.
- If you lose your case, you won’t pay anything.
How long do I have to make the claim?
You usually have three years from the date of the accident or knowing about your whiplash injury, to pursue a claim. There are some exceptions, which we can advise you on.
Speak to us as soon as you can, so our specialist personal injury team can start helping you through the process of claiming compensation and getting any other support you need.