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Having suffered a whiplash injury due to a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a whiplash injury claim. At Hampson Hughes Solicitors in Liverpool, our specialist solicitor team of whiplash compensation solicitors will guide you through the whiplash claims process, as we have for many clients in Liverpool and across the UK.
We will discuss your whiplash compensation claim with you in terms that you will understand and will be able to give you an idea as to how much compensation for whiplash you can expect to receive in a successful case. The amounts of whiplash compensation will vary from case to case, but claim amounts can include:
The main reason a whiplash injury claim will vary from one person to the next is due to the precise nature of the injuries related to a case of whiplash. In most whiplash claims Liverpool cases, a person will suffer neck pain, lower back pain, headaches, bouts of dizziness and pain or discomfort in both the arms and legs. Some victims of whiplash will also suffer at night time and are unable to sleep well. The symptoms of whiplash might appear the day of an accident, or may take a few days to develop. There is no set course and every person is unique.
Whiplash claims, if successful, will be broken down into two areas of compensation:
General Damages – compensation for pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused as a result of the accident
Special Damages – these cover all out of pocket expenses relating to your whiplash injury claim.
The injury element of whiplash compensation can be seen in the table above, with Special Damages made up of:
Due to the complexities and individual nature of every whiplash compensation claim, it is important that our team of solicitors has as much relevant information from you as possible when you enquire with us about making a whiplash claim. This will assist in our negotiations with the insurer of the other party and will allow us to seek the maximum compensation possible to aid your recovery.
Making a whiplash compensation claim will include a cost and might seem prohibitive and a stumbling block at first, but we are here to make sure you have all the help you need. Give our whiplash claims Liverpool team a call and we can talk through all available funding options for you, including any relevant insurance policies that cover the cost of a legal claim. In the majority of cases we can act on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis in the form of a CFA (Conditional Fee Agreement). A CFA ensures that, should your claim for whiplash compensation be unsuccessful, you will not pay a penny towards the associated costs.
As with many other accident claims, you have a time limit on making claims for compensation of this nature. In order to make whiplash claims, you have to begin proceedings within three years of the incident that caused your injuries. However, if you were under the age of 18 at the time of the incident, there are two options:
We completely understand that every single case of whiplash compensation is unique and different to the next. You may have been involved in a low impact collision that caused symptoms that lasted only a few weeks, or you may have been involved in a heavy collision, at high speed, causing more serious injuries. Whatever your circumstances, it is best to get in touch with a specialist solicitor as soon as you think you may have cause to make a claim.