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Whiplash Claims

What is whiplash?

Most people think whiplash is a minor injury. But it can have painful, long-lasting effects on your life. In serious cases, whiplash symptoms and damage can be permanent. Whiplash is common in car accidents, with 50% of all car accidents in the UK resulting in a whiplash injury.

Whiplash is mainly caused by a sudden jerk or stretch of the neck that ends up hurting the ligaments. Whiplash is a common injury for vehicle drivers or passengers involved in a rear-end shunt on the road- and it does not take much force. Most whiplash injuries occurred even in low-speed collisions - between five and 10mph.

Common whiplash and neck injury symptoms

The impact shakes the head forward and backward suddenly, which causes a sprain. The effect of whiplash lasts long, it takes a minimum week to be normal. Some common symptoms of whiplash:

If you Have suffered one of the above from an accident, and you want to claim. Call a legal expert on for free advice.

Claiming for whiplash

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and suffered whiplash, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Fighting for compensation may look annoying when suffering whiplash, but compensation can help in medical treatment and managing expenses.

You should be able to make a whiplash injury claim if your injury happened:

If you want to start a claim, the first step is rather straightforward – just use one of the secure online forms on this page or call a legal expert free on  .

Road traffic accidents and whiplash

Your whiplash injury might be the result of a car, motorcycle, or bicycle accident. Any of these vehicles can lead to damage in muscle tissues and ligaments of your neck – causing lasting pain.

The amount of pain a person goes through after an accident is complicated by that individual’s susceptibility to injury- which can be hard to predict.

Claiming as a passenger

If you want to claim as a passenger, because of an accident on public transport or in a private vehicle, then all you need is some evidence and witnesses for getting compensation. You can claim against whoever was held liable for your injury, which may be the person who was driving at the time. Whiplash injury by road accident claims is usually made against the insurance company of the person responsible.

Can you make a whiplash claim if you weren’t wearing a seatbelt?

If you were partially involved in the cause of the accident of your whiplash injury (for instance, you weren’t wearing a seatbelt), then also you can make a compensation claim as long as there is someone else was involved and initially caused the accident. But it will affect your amount of compensation you receive will be reduced depending on how much you were involved in the accident.

Can you make a second claim if your injury gets worse with time?

In some cases, Yes! it is difficult but possible, you can make a second clam if your injury gets worse with time. Usually, you got 3 years from the incident to make a claim. This is set off in the Limitation Act 1980. After 3 years your case might not be accepted and you cannot ask for more compensation once your case is closed.

What can you do to help your whiplash claim?

If you feel that you’re ready to claim for your whiplash injury, you can get in touch with a legal expert by calling free on or submitting the online claim form.

Why you shouldn’t make your claim directly with an insurance company?

Because when you make your claim directly with insurance companies, they will misguide you and try and get away without or with low compensation. That is why, before making a personal injury claim you must take a help of a solicitor. With their experience of making compensation claims within and outside the court, they will put together the strongest possible cases for your compensation. they will also negotiate the best settlements for you. And if the opposite party denies his responsibility or doesn’t agree on the compensation terms then, your solicitor will help you take your case to court to win you the amount.