Whiplash is perhaps the most commonly known and experienced injury that can be encountered in road traffic accidents. There were 488,281 such injuries recorded by the Compensation Recovery Unit in 2012-13. It can be inflicted on a person through other means, such as a sporting injury or a fall, but is mainly associated with car crashes. It occurs when another vehicle hits the vehicle that the victim is occupying and the sudden impact causes a sharp movement of the head. This unexpected and violent displacement causes damage to the neck, shoulders and often the back, creating painful injuries that can affect your daily life.
At Asons Solicitors, we can help you claim a settlement for your whiplash injury on a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement, the legal term for which is conditional fee agreement.
Speak to one of our experienced compensation claims advisors free of charge today on
01204 521133 or on live chat for a consultation. Or if you prefer, fill in one of our claims forms or use our Compensation Calculator, and we’ll call you back.
Have You or a Close Family Member Suffered Whiplash in a Road Traffic Accident?
Whiplash might not be immediately evident at the scene of a car crash. The pain and restrictions on mobility might only become evident once a day or more has passed, rather like when a bruise appears a day after bumping a knee. You should see a medical professional, such as your GP or hospital staff, to have the extent of your car crash injuries initially assessed. Your car insurance provider may request to send you to see a doctor for an examination, however it is in the interests of insurance companies to try to keep settlement amounts to a minimum. It would be to your greatest benefit if you were to appoint a solicitor for this purpose. Asons Solicitors would make an appointment for you to see a private doctor who is a specialist in diagnosing whiplash injuries, so that the extent of the damage can be assessed. This can then be used to calculate how much whiplash compensation you are entitled to.
The highly experienced personal injury solicitors at Asons have already completed many cases for motorists with the symptoms of whiplash, and they have been awarded a settlement for that whiplash. We work diligently to settle a claim for whiplash compensation as soon and as effectively as we can. Asons Solicitors can represent you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. Make an enquiry with us via the “Any questions…?” box to the bottom of this page and discuss your claim live and online with our advisor who will find the right solicitor from among our team to assist you.
How Do I Know I Can Make a Claim for Whiplash Compensation?
Whiplash can be a tricky injury to diagnose, since it affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues of the upper body without any obvious, outward visual signs. An examination by a suitable medical professional and an investigation by a legal professional at Asons will help to establish your claim’s validity. There may also be other financial considerations that you deserve to be compensated for, such as:
- Loss of earnings if the whiplash has prevented you from working
- The cost of physiotherapy as you attend sessions that help you to recover physically
- Other expenses that have been incurred such as for journeys to medical appointments
To comply with the law, a claim should be made within three years of the whiplash injury taking place. The easiest way to find out if you can make a whiplash compensation claim is to contact Asons Solicitors for a free and confidential chat.
Our Whiplash Compensation Claims Experience
Our professional whiplash claim solicitors are highly experienced in pursuing whiplash compensation for victims. We are here to help you make that successful claim to compensate you for the pain and suffering that comes from the effects of a car crash that has been caused by a third party. Our experienced solicitors will work on your behalf and investigate your case for you thoroughly. It is inevitable that our solicitors will have covered cases exactly like yours in the past, and they will be able to focus on the important details from the beginning, ensuring the most beneficial outcome for your whiplash compensation claim.
We know that the effect of whiplash is not just on your health, but also on the inconvenience of not being able to, for example, move an arm or your shoulder in a normal range of movement without feeling pain. Whiplash can also result in financial problems if it prevents you from working in a job that requires manual dexterity. Asons is a law firm for the 21st century that knows how to progress a claim with maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
No Time Like The Present
You may be concerned about the costs that would be associated with your whiplash case. To address this understandable anxiety, Asons promise to be clear and transparent about the options that are available to you when pursuing a claim. We know how to help you through what must seem like a complex procedure so that you reach a just legal outcome. We must remind you of the need to be decisive and begin your claim soon after the car crash, because there is a legal limit time frame in place of three years for making whiplash compensation claims.
What Should You Do Now?
We deal with personal injury claims for whiplash constantly. If you have suffered whiplash as a result of another person’s poor driving, you may be eligible to file a legal claim. Our team will co-operate to gather all the necessary evidence and documents, communicate with all the relevant parties involved and substantiate your claim for whiplash compensation.