Free Expert Advice Start Your Claim
Claim Categories
FAQs


Resources
Affiliate
Contact Us

“A staggering £10billion is paid out in compensation claims every year, says the Institute of Actuaries.”

The Sun Newspaper


“Compensation is a good word, imbued with justice. Those who lose money or health through another’s crime have moral rights.”

The Times Newspaper


"As society changes, rules and regulations need to compensate that" - Martine Wright, London bomb victim

ITV News


“If you have a genuine claim – where someone else is to blame – you should be able to get compensation from those at fault. This is only fair. The victim or the tax payer shouldn’t have to pay out where someone else is to blame. But there is not always someone to blame. Genuine accidents do happen.”

Lord Falconer - BBC News


Whiplash Claim Claim Now

  • How To Calculate Your Whiplash Claim?

How much is the pain and discomfort of your whiplash injury worth? A fair question, after all a whiplash injury is painful so you should be compensated accordingly. Unfortunately, however, the level of compensation you get for your injury following the accident will depend on a number of variable factors.

The Whiplash Compensation Claim

The first of the variable factors will depend on how you make your whiplash injury claim. If you make a claim directly against the insurance company, then you will likely be compensated in accordance with the settlement agreement you make with the insurance company.

However, if you decide to seek the advice of a solicitor to handle your whiplash compensation, then you could be entitled to compensation categorised as

(i) General Damages and

(2) Special Damages.

claim

 

General Damages For Whiplash

The overall amount that you may be entitled to under General Damages is difficult to determine as they are paid for the physical pain and suffering (i.e. the actual damage such as a whiplash neck injury or something more serious) that you encounter as a direct result of the accident you had.

You may also be allowed to claim for emotional pain and loss of enjoyment of life as part of the General Damages you claim in any whiplash injury compensation action. Finally, if the pain and suffering you encounter as a result of your injury causes you to suffer psychological disorders, such as depression, then this may also be included in your compensation claim.

Although the General Damages sums awarded by the courts will depend on the amounts the court have previously awarded for a similar injury, the details of your medical report detailing the extent of the whiplash, the actual injuries caused, and the possible harm it has had on your emotional state will, all play a pivotal part in the whiplash injury claim.

Special Damages For Whiplash

Unlike General Damages, Special Damages can be fixed to some degree and are payable to you as a result of you having encountered certain special losses because of the accident.

In particular, Special Damages are payable on any loss of earnings (including any potential loss of future earnings as a result of the accident) you may have to endure while you recover from the accident; car hire expenses you have to pay as a result of your car being in the repair shop; if you have to pay someone to look after you while you recover from your whiplash these can be recovered; and if you have paid for medical attention to treat the injury you can also include these in your claim.

If you want to claim for Special Damages you need to keep a careful track of all the payments you have made and where possible you'll need to have receipts.

Insurance Settlement

If you decide that you do not want to make a whiplash injury compensation claim through the courts, then you need to agree to enter into a settlement agreement with the insurance company. In this case you need to make sure you read the terms of the settlement agreement very carefully as insurance settlement claims usually contain provisions

(1) that the insurance company can pay you in installments, rather than a one-off lump-sum payment;

(2) that once you have been paid the whiplash compensation by the insurance company you cannot reopen the claim in the future to try and get some more money and agree to no longer hold the insurance company liable for any future cost or loss.

Limitation Period To Bring A Claim

If you have recently suffered a whiplash injury, then you have a period of 3 years from the date of the injury in which to bring proceedings to court. If you fail to bring your whiplash compensation claim to the courts within this time you will have forfeited your right to make a claim.

Whiplash Injury Solicitor

Whether you have suffered a whiplash neck injury, back injury, or bruising, in order to know exactly what your rights are you should seek a consultation with a personal injury solicitor or lawyer as soon as you can following the accident and in any case before you agree to sign any settlement agreement with any insurance company as they will not only be able to tell you what your legal rights are but also what compensation you should be entitled to.

claim

 

It's easy to proceed with a whiplash compensation and gain maximum results without the hassle, costs and confusion. Discover the 12 revolutions of injury claims at http://www.100Percent-Compensation.co.uk

*The use and distribution of this article is allowed, subject to ALL information remains original inclusive of ALL links*

See Other Related Articles

» Personal Injury Claim - Undiscovered Tactics

» Compensation Solicitor - What To Expect?

» How To Avoid Injury Compensation Claim Dilemmas

» An Accident Compensation Claim Can Be Settled In 2 Months

» A Whiplash Injury Claim Is 'NO BIG DEAL'... Or Is It?

» A Quality Accident Solicitor Is On Your Side

» Personal Injury Claim - Win Without A Doubt

» Personal Injury Solicitor - 5 Things To Consider Before Choosing

» Accident At Work Claim - The Essentials

- If you want to make a whiplash claim...

1. Fill in the 2 minute 'Free Online Claim Assessment Form'
2. Contact us on the number above
3. Email us at accidenthelp@100percent-compensation.co.uk or
4. Fill in the call back form and we shall call you back at your convenience.

Please note the service we provide is confidential and it won't even cost you for trying.

 


Why Choose 100% Compensation?

100 compensation Risk Free Service personal injury FREE Assessment personal injury claim FREE Advice claim FREE Phone
accident claim NO Interest compensation claim NO Hassle accident compensation NO Jargon car accident compensation NO Catches
100%

Our Guarantee - Risk Free service and Maximum compensation to you!

Get Free Assessment Now
Claim 24/7
 
Captcha

"Great communications, in easy to understand language. Friendly and efficient.

I would recommend with confidence."

Y. B. Lincolnshire


"Excellent service. Achieved claim rank 5 in 6 days !!!"

W. A. Leeds, Yorkshire


"I'm very pleased with 100% Compenstation, everything is going along smoothly and I've been treated very well. Everything has been made easy and the solicitor was very nice and understanding."

C. H. Skelmersdale

more testimonials...