Whiplash Claims Average Payout

Average Whiplash Claim

Nicholas Jervis, Solicitor (non-practising) and Managing Director of Whiplash Specialists Loyalty Law

The Average Whiplash Compensation For Your Whiplash Injury

The average amount for a whiplash claim is in the region £2,500 for the injury only. In addition to this sum, you will also claim for any lost earnings, medical treatment and all of your losses and expenses, so the final amount can be considerably higher than this sum.

However, the amount that you will receive for your whiplash claim can vary hugely based on a number of different factors, not least whether you ask a specialist solicitor to help you.

The best way to ensure the succcess a claim for whiplash, and for you to receive the right amount of compensation, is to seek early legal advice from a specialist whiplash claim solicitor.

Loyalty Law only work with specialist whiplash claim solicitors across the UK to ensure that you receive the best service and the right compensation.

For your free, instant Whiplash Claim Assessment, explaining your legal rights and the likely amount of your compensation claim, please call us now on 0800 142 2775 (or local rate: 01275 75 00 44) or complete our Whiplash Claim Assessment online.

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Different Categories Of Whiplash Claims

There are different categories, or brackets, of whiplash claims and these are summarised for you below.

Minor Whiplash Injuries
£850 - £2750. This amount is awarded for minor whiplash injuries where recovery is made within one year of the accident.

Moderate Whiplash Injuries
£2750 - £5000. This award is for moderate whiplash injuries where full recovery from the whiplash injury is usually made within two years of the date of the accident.

Moderately Severe Whiplash Injuries
£5000 - £8750. For a moderately severe whiplash injury recovery usually takes place within a few years of the accident, however, recovery may be protracted and there may be an increased risk of further injury and complications.

Severe Whiplash Injuries
£8750 - £16,000. For more severe whiplash injuries resulting in serious limitation of movement, permanent or recurring pain and the possibility of surgery this is the standard amount of whiplash compensation awarded.

Remember that this is just the amount awarded for your pain and suffering. In addition to this, you will also receive other whiplash compensation as detailed below.

£16,000 or £1,000: You Decide!

Which of the above figures is more attractive? Now I assume that you are thinking £16,000, am I right? After all, we all have bills to pay, social lives to lead and things that we want to do. Now if you have been injured in a road accident, which is highly likely if you are here, this question is even more important because you are currently in pain and you may not be able to work at the moment. So if this is the position you find yourself in, the £16,000 currently looks much more attractive than £1,000 doesn’t it? So let’s look at what makes a difference to the amount of whiplash compensation you are likely to receive.

How do I receive £16,000 for my whiplash payout instead of £1,000?

Thankfully, unlike the person who asks for directions only to be told he is starting in the wrong place, you are in the right place at the right time. The first and most important decision in ensuring that your award is closer to the £16,000, and possibly far in excess of it, is making the right choice of solicitor to help you. If you choose a non-specialist solicitor their lack of knowledge and expertise could cost you lost compensation along with a lot of lost time before you receive your money. You may well receive an award much closer to the £1,000 amount than the £16,000.

Our solicitors are experts in whiplash claims and will ensure that you receive the best amount possible for your whiplash payout. Every claim is different and you will receive an assessment of the value of your claim as soon as possible. To start the process and to find out how much you will receive, you should call us now on 0800 142 2775 (or local rate: 01275 75 00 44).

Is £16,000 the maximum amount I can receive?

£16,000 is the top award for any payout for the whiplash injury, but not for the total amount of compensation you might receive. In addition to this sum for your injury your solicitor will also include claims for your losses and expenses. If you are off work now, this means that any of your wages or salary that you are not receiving can also be claimed back as a part of your claim for compensation. This can increase your award by a significant sum, often many hundreds or thousands of pounds.

In addition the lost wages, your solicitor will also recover the cost of any other losses and expenses, but once again that is not all.

What if my vehicle is off the road?

If your car, van, motorbike or other form of transport is currently unable to be driven, you might find yourself without any form of transport, reliant on friends or family to ferry you or your family around. This is inconvenient and often means on top of the pain you are suffering you are also experiencing increased stress.

Again, the fact that you are here before you have chosen your solicitor puts you in a very strong position. Loyalty Law’s solicitors can arrange not only for a quick repair or valuation of your vehicle, but also to provide you with a replacement vehicle at no cost to you.

What if I need treatment so I can get back to work?

Not everyone has access to a national network of treatment providers who can quickly provide you with physiotherapy, chiropractic or osteopathic treatment, but luckily for you every Loyalty Law solicitor does have. Therefore, if you need private medical treatment for your whiplash injuries and cannot wait for the strained National Health Service to send you an appointment, we can arrange this for you taking away all of the hassle and most importantly, covering the cost of it too.

Success or failure: £1,000 or £16,000, Your Decision...

You are in the right place at the right time. I hope you can see why choosing a Loyalty Law solicitor is the right decision for you, and in fact the ONLY decision for you if you have been injured in a road accident. Do not make the mistake of going to another solicitor who cannot provide you with the best chances of success or failure, or one who is less likely to ensure your award is at the higher end of the scale for a whiplash payment than the lower end of the scale.

To provide yourself with the best prospects of success, of a higher award, of private medical treatment and a replacement vehicle, you really MUST speak with a Loyalty Law solicitor. Only then are you ensuring that you are in the safest pair of legal hands available. Only then are you one of the chosen few that will receive the best care and attention that is currently available in the legal services market for whiplash claims.

Please call us free now on 0800 142 2775 (or local rate: 01275 75 00 44) for your free and instant claim assessment, or complete our Instant Claim Assessment online, but do it right now to give yourself the best chance not only of success, but of the best whiplash payout available for your injury. You will not regret it.

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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Call us free now on 0800 142 2775 (or local rate: 01275 75 00 44) for your free and instant claim assessment, or complete our Instant Claim Assessment online.

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.

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