How Much Compensation For 18 Months Whiplash?
Watch my short video below and scroll down to find out how much compensation you are likely to receive for 18 months of whiplash pain.
The ONLY way to find out how much compensation you should receive for your whiplash injury is to obtain a free Whiplash Claim Assessment from one of our specialist solicitors. They constantly obtain more than the average for an 18 month whiplash pain award ensuring that you receive the best advice and the best award possible for your claim.
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As well as comparing your claim to other, previously settled, cases your solicitor will refer to guidelines (set out in a book called the ‘Judicial Studies Board guidelines’) to assess the value of your claim. If you have made a full recovery within eighteen months of the accident you will fall into the JSB guidelines ‘minor injuries’ bracket which describes Claimants as having moderate symptoms which are fully resolved within about two years following the accident. The JSB guidelines, together with previous case law, state that Claimants who recover from their injuries within eighteen months of the accident may be awarded damages of approximately £3650-£4200.
In 2006, Mr W, a 59 year old man, was injured when a vehicle pulled out of a minor road into the path of his vehicle and caused a collision. He suffered an injury to his neck and experienced pains in his neck radiating between his shoulders. He required painkillers, a course of physiotherapy, and one week off work. He also required some domestic care and assistance.
Mr W was awarded £3250 for his general damages claim (which in 2010 would be worth £3660).
Ms M, a 34 year old woman, was injured in 2009 when a car pulled out from a side road and collided with her vehicle. She sustained a whiplash injury to her neck and back and for six months experienced acute pain in her neck and lower spine. She experienced difficulty in sleeping, discomfort when working and required physiotherapy and painkillers. Her symptoms were aggravated by lifting her young daughter. She made a full recovery from her injuries within 19 months of the accident.
Ms M was awarded £3250 for her claim for general damages (which in 2010 would be worth £3405).
Who decides how much compensation?
Usually, the amount of compensation you are awarded is agreed, by way of negotiations, between your solicitor and the solicitor, or insurance company, acting for the other party. Sometimes the solicitors cannot agree on the amount of compensation that should be awarded and in that case it may be necessary for your solicitor to issue court proceedings so that the amount of compensation awarded to you can be decided by a judge.
Your solicitor will arrange for you to attend upon a medical expert who specialises in the area of whiplash injuries. The medical expert will prepare a report detailing your injuries, suggesting any further treatment required, and providing a future prognosis. Your solicitor will use the information provided by the medical expert to work assess the likely value of your claim. Your solicitor will look at previous cases where Claimants have suffered similar injuries to your own and have taken a similar amount of time to recover. Your solicitor will use this information to assess the value of your claim for pain and suffering (called your claim for ‘general damages’).
How is the amount decided?
When deciding how much compensation you should receive, many factors are taken into account, such as:
- The severity of the whiplash injury you sustained in the road traffic accident
- The length of time it takes you to recover
- Your prognosis for the future
- Acceleration or exacerbation of any pre-existing injuries or conditions
In additional to your claim for general damages, you are also entitled to claim for any out of pocket expenses incurred as a direct result of the accident (called your ‘special damages claim’) which includes items such as loss of earnings, additional travelling expenses to medical appointments, lost overtime etc.
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Why You Must Act Now!
If you have suffered an injury please contact us immediately. Failure to do so could cause your claim to fail or significantly reduce the chances of success for two reasons:
The longer the period you leave before taking action, the less the chance of the success of your claim. This is due to the evidence required to connect the chain of events to prove that your injury was caused by the accident in question.
Our Loyalty Law specialists can only look after a set number of people who have been injured. This is because they aim to provide the highest standards of service and can only do this if they limit the number of people that they help. To give you the best chance of being helped by one of our solicitors get in touch with us immediately or we may not be able to help you.
Delay really can be fatal to your chances of success, so please contact us now and let us take care of you and your claim.
What Happens Next?
You will be contacted by one of our specialist whiplash claim solicitors. They will explain whether they are able to help you with your whiplash claim. If they can, they will then take care of everything else for you. Being specialists, they know that you have already had enough stress following your accident, so they will make the whole process as simple as possible for you from that moment onwards.
This will include completing paperwork for you, arranging free replacement car hire and medical treatment, and generally taking really good care of you.
Nicholas Jervis, Solicitor (non-practising) and Managing Director of Whiplash Specialists Loyalty Law
Why choose Loyalty Law for your whiplash accident claim
All Loyalty Law solicitors are checked and vetted to ensure that they meet our criteria in the following ways:-
- Before they can start working with us and for you, they are individually interviewed by our managing director, a solicitor himself (although no longer practising). He is quickly able to assess whether they have the legal skills, but also whether they are easy to speak with on the telephone and will give you the confidence to believe in the service that you deserve.
- At the end of every legal matter that a Loyalty Law solicitor handles for one of our clients, we carry out an interview with the client to ensure that they have been completely satisfied with the service. This ensures that not only does the solicitor start off by providing an excellent service when he joins us, but through your feedback they continue to achieve the right service levels and continue to make you happy. This is important to us and is one of the reasons why we believe Loyalty Law is the right place for you to choose your solicitor.
If you ask us to help you, you are under no obligation to proceed to make a claim – and our service is of no cost to you - but we will explain all of your options to you. There are three quick and easy ways you can find out if and how much you can claim for your compensation claim.
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