Whiplash claims average payout
Having an accident that has resulted in a whiplash injury can be an extremely painful and uncomfortable experience, which can go on to affect the person in the long-term.
Making a Claim
Whiplash can be an extremely difficult injury to diagnose because symptoms can vary depending on the type of accident, also, any swelling may not be immediately evident, with the pain often becoming worse a few days after the initial accident.
Seeking medical attention as soon as possible will really help with your case, as it will become a record of your injuries and can be used as evidence if you need to make a whiplash claim.
You could receive compensation for not just the physical pain of your injury, but also for possible psychological effects and loss of earnings if you were unable to return to work for a long period of time due to your injuries. Take a look at our claiming for future losses page for more information on what you can claim for.
How much for whiplash?
Minor whiplash injuries
£875 to £2,850 – you will be entitled to something in this range if a full recovery is made within a few weeks to a year of the whiplash-related accident.
£2,850 to £5,150 – this amount can be claimed if a full recovery is made within roughly two years.
Moderate whiplash injuries
£5,150 to £9,000 – can be claimed if an injury has been exacerbated or a pre-existing unrelated condition has returned. Or if recovery has resulted in a ‘nuisance’ level. Or where there still remains a chance of vulnerability of further trauma.
£9,000 to £16,400 – this is if a more severe injury involving wrenching or disc lesion, which has resulted in limitation of movement. Recurring pain, stiffness and the chance of further surgery, and the risk of future trauma.
For more information on how much compensation you could receive for your injuries, please make use of our compensation calculator.
In the meantime, you might also find these whiplash pages of use: