How and when to make a Whiplash Compensation Claim
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash and whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) represent a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck associated with extension.
Whiplash is commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents, usually when the vehicle has been hit in the rear. However, the injury can be sustained in many other ways, including falls from stools, bicycles, motorbikes and even horses. It stands out as one of the main injuries covered by the car insurers.
Symptoms reported by sufferers include: pain and aching to the neck and back, referred pain to the shoulders, sensory disturbance (such as pins and needles) to the arms & legs and headaches. Symptoms can appear directly after the injury, but often are not felt until days afterwards. Whiplash is usually confined to the spinal cord, and the most common areas of the spinal cord affected by whiplash are the neck, and the mid-back (middle of the spine). Other symptoms can develop therefore Compare Compensation Claims advises all its clients and website users to consult a medical expert.
Limitations for making a Whiplash Compensation Claim
3 Years Claiming period for most Personal Injury Claims
In order to pursue a whiplash compensation claim you must make it within a time period of 3 years which also applies to any passengers wishing to make a claim. Any claims exceeding this time limit will have to be discussed with a solicitor before they can actually pursue it. Compare Compensation Claims provides free assessments so that you, the client, can benefit from our services and are put in the right direction with the right mind-set to make a compensation claim.
Minor or major, whiplash injury is to be taken seriously. If left untreated, whiplash injuries can cause long term damage, let alone the short term pains. There have been cases where people have ignored the early signs of whiplash injury, thinking nothing much of it, and have suffered the consequences of their own neglect. Compare Compensation Claims always advises all its clients and website users to never underestimate any accident injury and in all instances seek expert medical guidance and treatment. Get yourself thoroughly examined, get yourself treated and get yourself cured with the right medication and/or therapy.
My Whiplash Compensation
What can I claim for? Well the whiplash injury itself, emotional pain, psychological disorders, known as General Damages, and other injury related damages that are losses due to the accident, known as Special Damages.
Under the General Damages, the overall compensation that you may be entitled to is difficult to determine as payments are made for the physical pain and suffering that you encounter as a direct result of the accident.
General Damages also covers the claim for emotional pain, and loss of enjoyment or a normal life, as part of the compensation in any whiplash compensation claim. If psychological disorders, such as depression, are endured as a result of the accident injury and the pain that you have suffered, then this may also be included in your whiplash 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 vital part in the whiplash compensation claim.
Special Damages can be fixed to some extent and are awarded as a result of you encountering ‘special losses’ due to 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 that you have to pay as a result of your car not being road worthy or the repair costs; if you have to pay someone to look after you while you recover from your whiplash can be claimed; and if you have paid for medical attention or treatment for the injury can also be included in your whiplash compensation claim.
Quality Assured Whiplash Compensation Claim
Compare Compensation Claims assures all its clients that quality assisted help and the best professional teams are provided for them in order to get the most compensation for your whiplash compensation claim.
Compare Compensation Claims can accommodate all injury types and provide a full dedicated service from the beginning to the end. There are no corners cut when it comes down to any person suffering from any injury. In a time of need we will be there for you step by step.
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