What is a Typical Whiplash payout?
To answer this question is not easy as many whiplash injuries are different and whiplash symptoms can vary from individual. The vast majority of whiplash claims are classed as minor injury claims as the symptoms usually clear up and are not life threatening.
However a smaller percentage of whiplash injury claims can be severe and cause people to suffer a loss of movement, sleep deprivation and even depression and require extensive time off work, medical treatment and physiotherapy from chiropractors and osteopaths to treatment of whiplash injury to alleviate the symptoms as the pain and suffering can be ongoing.
The Amount of compensation awarded may also be delayed if the injury and effects on long term health at=re not known. A new trick is now that the third party insurers will write to injured victims of road accidents offering a whiplash payout. Do Not take this amount as they are offering you this money to avoid pursing a claim through a solicitor and this can often end up costing you in the long run as they make you an offer without you having a full assessment for your whiplash injuries and it’s treatment.
The other more recent development for whiplash claimants is the new legislation introduced in April 2010 for road traffic accidents between one and ten thousand pounds. Put simply insurer’s and solicitors now share information through a new claims portal and liability for the accident is accepted or denied within fifteen days rather than previously it was 90 days. This means that whiplash compensation will be made more quickly.
Around 80% of motor accident compensation and car injury claims involves claimants claiming for whiplash as a result of driver negligence. Most people suffering whiplash notice the symptoms right away but with others it may take time to become apparent and then can suddenly come on a later when the indivirdul is at work. The other thing to note and be careful of nowadays with car accidents is that there is an increase in the estimated 250,000 whiplash claims made each year in dishonesty. Whiplash injury can be difficult to disprove and as such an element of staged fake whiplash claims and whiplash stings as these appear o be on the rise. This scam involves gangs of people who stage car accidents in order to get financial gain by claiming whiplash from you as an innocent victim. In one such case saw a man in the north stage over ninety of these accidents on the same island in a whiplash claim scam. He was eventually caught up with and was jailed.
So “How Much Compo Whiplash” will I get?
As stated whiplash injury payouts can vary so there is no set amount at present but often it will fall between £1,000- £10,000. If you want advice on whiplash compensation then it is best to get a free case evaluation, but on an average the settlement for a typical whiplash injury payout is between £2000-£4000 and can be more or less.
Personal injury claims for whiplash in the civil courts are separated into two sections:
Put simply the former r will include loss of potential earnings & medical expenses and rehabilitation costs.
The latter mentioned will covers events such as physical and emotional discomfort and distress and the effect on work & personal life as a result of the accident commonly referred in legal terms as “pain, suffering and loss of amenity”
It is obvouisly that you need to talk to an expert accident claim company to help you get your claim started so that further down the line, the solicitor if you are successful can get an accurate whiplash payout settlement figure for you. It is usually best to challenge the first offer as quite often that the other party will sometimes increase the settlement offer they made to you.