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Whiplash injury claim amounts

Whiplash symptoms can range from minor injuries which only take a few weeks to heal, to very severe injuries which can cause long term problems. Due to this disparity there is significant difference in the amount of compensation awarded for a whiplash injury claim.

Whiplash injury awards vary greatly as no two injuries are the same. There is a wide variation in the level of compensation paid for each injury, but each and every personal injury compensation award, whether it is for a whiplash injury or not, comprises two areas of claim, known as damages. These are as follows:

General damages: General damages are designed to compensate you for any pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life you have suffered as a result of your accident. The figure for general damages is relatively fixed depending on the scale and severity of your injury, as all general damages figures are assessed according to the guidelines for the assessment of general damages in personal injury cases, laid down by the Judicial College. Both your lawyer and the other side's legal representatives must adhere to these guidelines and reach an agreement over where they feel that your injuries are most appropriately described within the guidelines.

Special damages: Special damages are designed to compensate you for any financial loss you have suffered as a result of your injury. These will vary from person to person, injury to injury, but as a guide, they include; any loss of income suffered as a result of your accident, medical expenses you have incurred as a result of your accident, damage to any personal property as a result of your accident and any extra time your loved ones or friends spend taking care of you, that they would not have otherwise done.

A compensation claim is intended to put you back in the position you would have been in, were it not for the injury you suffered in the accident. This is why it is almost impossible to say exactly what a claim might be worth, before learning more about your accident circumstances and how your injury has affected you.

Why choose us for your whiplash injury claim?
If you are looking for the best legal representation for your whiplash injury claim, we can help. We have practised law in Manchester for over 40 years and we are now one of the UK’s leading personal injury firms. Each year we help thousands of people claim compensation following a non-fault accident. See About us for more information.

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You can make a claim with us totally risk free. This is because we operate on a no win, no fee basis, which means that if your claim is not successful, you will not be asked to pay a penny. What's more, there are no up front charges. You really do have nothing to worry about, and you can make a claim with us knowing that your case is being handled by experts, who will do their best to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

Give us a call on 0800 197 32 32 or complete the form opposite and we will call you back to discuss your whiplash injury claim.