If you are the victim of whiplash you’re probably wondering how much you can claim for and what factors influence the payout figure. At UK Claim Lawyers, we have helped thousands of people make a claim for compensation for personal injuries including whiplash, and we have found that the minimum payout for a whiplash injury is £1,000 – £1,500 in minor injury cases.
The payout you are likely to receive for your whiplash claim is firstly going to depend on:
- When and where the accident happened;
- How the accident happened.
Next, the payout you are likely to receive is going to depend on:
- How badly you were injured;
- The length of recovery time from the injury;
- Your prognosis for the future;
- The acceleration of any pre-existing conditions.
The above covers the payout for the injury itself, which in the personal injury claims industry is referred to as ‘general damages’.
On top of general damages, you are also going to be able to make a claim for ‘special damages’, which covers out-of-pocket expenses, loss of earnings, loss of overtime, etc.
Special damages will take into account:
- Out-of-pocket expenses;
- Additional medical care costs for your injury;
- Loss of earnings including overtime during recovery;
- Potential loss of earnings in the future.
So what’s the best way to maximise your payout for your whiplash claim?
The best way to maximise your payout for your whiplash claim is to seek the advice of a law firm which specialises in personal injury claims and whiplash claims specifically.
You have every right to put forward a claim yourself, however the experience and expertise of a law firm is going to ensure that the claim process is ‘done by the book’ and in a tried, tested and proven way. Most importantly of all, by communicating with a law firm your claim is going to probably be processed quicker than if you were to process it alone, and you are more likely to maximise your payout.
If you have had an accident and it was somebody else’s fault, you have the right to make a claim for compensation. The factors above are going to be the core influencers with regard to how much compensation you might receive.
If you are the victim of whiplash, call the National Accident 24/7 Helpline on 0800 157 1438.