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HOW MUCH FOR A WHIPLASH CLAIM?
If you make a claim for whiplash, how much compensation will you receive?
If you suffer a whiplash injury during a car accident, how much compensation can you expect to receive? The starting point is that it is a relatively straightforward process now to assess the amount of compensation payable to you. The court's job is to try and put you back in the same position that you were in prior to the accident. Obviously they cannot remove the pain that you suffered, but they can award you compensation for your pain and suffering. So how do they assess the amount of whiplash compensation?
Assessing The Amount Of Whiplash Compensation
The main process is to review a booklet called the "Judicial Studies Board Guidelines for the Assessment of Damages". This provides the following "brackets" of compensation payable:
Minor Whiplash Injury
A minor whiplash injury might include only moderate neck pain symptoms that completely recover within a matter of weeks or up to two years. In these cases, you can expect to receive in the region of:
- £750 to £2,500 if you make a complete recovery within 1 year
- £2,500 to £4,250 if you make a complete recovery within 2 years
Moderate Whiplash Injury Pain
This applies if your pain is more than minor and it takes longer to recover. There may also be an increased risk of future vulnerability. For this type of whiplash claim you can expect to recover:
- £4,250 to £7,750
Severe Whiplash Pain
If you have permanent symptoms causing you ongoing pain and suffering then you might expect the following bracket of compensation:
- £7,750 to £13,750
Other Factors To Take Into Account
In addition to reviewing these guidelines, we will also look at recently settled claims where the victim had similar injuries to your own. This ensures that the figure that we look to obtain in settlement of your whiplash claim is as accurate as possible.
Other Parts Of Your Whiplash Claim
In addition to your award for your whiplash pain, you can also claim compensation for losses and expenses, including lost earnings, travelling expenses, medication and treatment. Any loss incurred as a result of the accident can be reclaimed.
See our Car Accident Claim section.
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