Whiplash is the most common injury in road traffic accidents. We understand that people looking to make a whiplash claim are naturally curious as to what the average payment is in such cases. This is because the injury could have had a serious effect on the life of the claimant, and the settlement is needed to recover losses and get life back on track. Ashley Ainsworth have the knowledge to get you the maximum amount of compensation.
Why not contact us and learn more about how we can help you with your whiplash claim.
Each whiplash case varies greatly and therefore each compensation payment is different. This is because the injury and circumstances are unique to the sufferer. The severity of the neck injury suffered and the time it takes to recover are two of the biggest factors in the decision of damages due.
It can be useful to understand how the amount of damages is decided. It is a combination of both general damages and special damages. Two legal terms that are explained in detail below.
General damages, is the legal term given to the amount awarded as compensation for the pain and suffering felt. It is based on evidence given to a medical professional about the injury and is set to guidelines issued by the Judicial Studies Board shown below.
Whiplash injury with recovery in under a year - Up to £2,850
Whiplash injury with recovery within two years - Up to £5,150
Whiplash injury with long-term damage (e.g. permanent recurring pain) - Up to £16,400
Special damages, is the term given to the award of losses due to the injury. This might include the loss of earnings from having to take time off work for example. It also includes any expenses incurred in treatment, such as physio costs or travel costs.
The final settlement amount in a whiplash claim is the combination of general damages with special damages.
Getting the maximum with Ashley Ainsworth
We handle countless numbers of whiplash cases every year for our satisfied clients. Our knowledge and expertise means we can get you the maximum compensation possible through a specialist solicitor.
Call 08000 93 33 93 or contact us now and talk to one of our team about your whiplash injury.