If you have been the victim of a car or road accident, either as a driver or passenger, and suffered personal injuries or trauma such as whiplash, back injuries, neck injuries, head or brain injuries, you may be entitled to compensation.
A whiplash injury claims lawyer can advise you on your rights and the legal options available to you following an accident on the road.
What can my whiplash injury claim recover compensation for?
Your whiplash injury claim typically covers all of your physical and psychological injuries and losses, including past and future costs or expenses related to your injury.
Some examples of the things you might be able to claim include:
- Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Home help and nursing provided by anyone, paid or unpaid, if it meets certain conditions.
For many people, the insurer will agree to pay some or all costs for your ongoing treatment, so that you’re not out of pocket while you’re waiting for the claim to be finalised.
The whiplash injury legal process
Each case involving whiplash is as unique as the individual bringing it, and we tailor our legal services for each particular case. However, the below video provides a simple, step-by-step guide to bringing a compensation claim with Shine Lawyers:
How whiplash injury compensation gets calculated
Depending on the nature of your whiplash injury claim, a monetary value is usually placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the injury, and your actual life path since the injury.