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Whiplash injury claim

Whiplash is the term used to describe a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways.This is often caused where there has been a sudden impact and may not be noticeable straight away.
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No Win No Fee Whiplash Injury Claims

Recovery Assist are leading Whiplash Injury claims solicitors, so we can help you receive the compensation you need and deserve. Call Recovery Assist on 0161 762 4949 or complete our contact form and we will call you.
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What Is a Whiplash Injury?

Whiplash is the term used to describe a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways. It often occurs after a road traffic accident where the sudden impact causes vigorous movement of the head that damages the ligaments and tendons in the neck.

What Are The Symptoms of Whiplash?

Common symptoms include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Tenderness of the neck muscles
  • Reduced and painful neck movements
  • Headaches
You may not feel the symptoms straight away as they often take a while (up to 48 hours) to develop. The neck pain and stiffness is often worse the day after the accident and it may get worse for several days afterwards.

Do I need to see a doctor about whiplash?

It is important to see your doctor to ensure you receive medical care but it is also vitally important you get the best legal team on your side too. And at Recovery Assist we pride ourselves on being just that.

How much is whiplash compensation?

For soft tissue injuries/whiplash symptoms to the neck, back or shoulders that last no more than 24 months compensation is now fixed by a government tariff, banded by severity of symptoms. They are set out in the table below. There are small 'add-ons' if you've suffered minor psychological injuries as a result of the accident and the courts have the power to increase a payout by up to 20%, in exceptional cases. Not all road traffic accidents are affected however and the best way to find out is to give us a call; we will be able to advise you as to which compensation method will apply to you and to give you more detailed advice.

Length of injury Amount for whiplash injuries Amount for whiplash injuries plus mild psychological injury
Not more than 3 months £240 £260
More than 3 months but not more than 6 months £495 £520
More than 6 months but not more than 9 months £840 £895
More than 9 months but not more than 12 months £1320 £1390
More than 12 months but not more than 15 months £2040 £2125
More than 15 months but not more than 18 months £3005 £3100
More than 18 months but not more than 24 months £4215 £4345

What we can do for you:

We understand that you never asked for the other party to hit you or to be injured. So don’t add insult to your injury by choosing the wrong solicitor. You need someone who is independent and will fight on your behalf, someone with vast experience in dealing with whiplash claims, someone who will take the time and care to make sure the medical report deals with your whiplash injuries properly. Our service starts straight from the first call when we will aim to progress your claim as swiftly as possible and with minimal fuss to you. We can arrange for you to have access to rehabilitation treatment and we’ll seek to recover the cost of it for you, plus any other financial losses you have suffered, perhaps through being unable to work.

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