How Much Compensation For 3 Months Whiplash?
Watch this short video below and scroll down to find out how much compensation you are likely to receive for 3 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 a 3 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 three 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 between one month and one year following the accident. The JSB guidelines, together with previous case law, state that Claimants who recover from their injuries within three months of the accident may be awarded damages of approximately £1,000 - £1,200.
In 2004, Mr H, a 46 year old male, was injured when a car when into the back of his stationary vehicle pushing him into the vehicle in front. He sustained neck and shoulder injuries for 3 months following the accident, after which time his symptoms were fully resolved. The case went to court in 2007 where the Claimant was awarded compensation for his injuries and losses.
Mr H received £1,000 for his general damages claim (which in 2010 would be worth £1084).
Mrs T, a 46 year old female, was injured when a car drove into the back of her stationary vehicle in 1998. She suffered a whiplash-type lumbar strain injury and had to take painkillers and muscle relaxant medication. For one month following the accident the Claimant suffered from severe, sharp and spasmodic pain in her back. The bouts of pain gradually reduced in frequency and she had made a full recovery within 3 months of the accident.
Mrs T received £900 for her general damages claim (which is 2010 would be worth £1,234).
Who decides how much compensation you will receive?
The amount of compensation is usually agreed between your solicitor and the solicitor, or insurance company, acting for the third party. Your solicitor will arrange for you to be assessed by a medical expert who will prepare a report detailing your injuries. Your solicitor will then use this report to assess the value of your claim by comparing your case with previous cases where the Claimant has suffered similar injuries, and has taken a similar amount of time to recover, as you. Your solicitor will also refer to the ‘Judicial Studies Board guidelines’ (see below) which gives guidance on how much compensation should be awarded for certain types of whiplash injuries. If your solicitor and the solicitor acting for the other party cannot agree on the amount of compensation you should be awarded then court proceedings will be issued and the amount will be decided by the court.
How is the amount decided?
The amount of compensation you are awarded depends on factors such as:
- How seriously you were injured in the accident
- The length of time it takes you to recover from your injuries
- Your future prognosis
- Acceleration or exacerbation of any pre-existing injuries or conditions
As well as claiming for compensation for your pain and suffering (called your claim for ‘general damages’) you are also entitled to claim for other losses such as loss of earnings, additional travelling expenses to medical appointments, lost overtime etc (this is called your claim for ‘special damages’).
For minor injuries, where recovery takes place within one year, you may receive up to £2,750 for your general damages claim. Any other losses you have incurred will be claimed in addition to the amount you receive for general damages.
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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 Loyalty Law is right for your whiplash claim
If you ask Loyalty Law to help you choose the right accident claim solicitor, you can be confident that you will benefit from the following service:-
- A national network of pre-vetted accident claim solicitors who are proven as experts in this area of law;
- Continual vetting of customer satisfaction levels through surveys at the end of each matter where Loyalty Law is asked to help a client (i.e. the solicitors are constantly checked by people like you);
- All initial enquiries are completely free of charge and without obligation.
- A national treatment network available to speed your recovery so you can get back to normal as soon as possible. There are three quick and easy ways you can find out if and how much you can claim for your compensation claim.
If you ask us to help you, you are under no obligation to proceed to make a claim but we will explain all of your options to you.
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