Thompsons whiplash claim solicitors in Dundee understand the full and sometimes debilitating impact a whiplash injury can have. In fact, far from being a minor injury, in some cases whiplash can cause long-term pain and suffering and may necessitate lengthy periods of rehabilitation. And, in some cases, sufferers may fail to regain their pre-accident health and functionality.
It is very important that you begin your whiplash claim within three years of the date at which you suffered your car accident or were diagnosed with your injury – strict time limits mean that is impossible to proceed with a claim that falls outside of these time limits.
If you are looking to make a whiplash claim in Dundee, it may be reassuring for you to know that you are not alone. Every day in the UK, sufferers make an average of around 1,500 whiplash claims, at an insurance cost of around £2 billion a year.
Here at Thompsons we understand just how distressing and debilitating a whiplash injury can be. Our team make securing you full compensation for your injury our absolute priority while also remaining committed to helping you secure the best medical advice and rehabilitation therapies whenever appropriate.
Call us today or use the contact buttons at the bottom right-hand side of this page to begin your whiplash injury compensation claim.
Whiplash injury claim values
Whiplash is a common injury and can be sustained by the drivers and passengers of all kinds of road-going vehicles, including:
The value of your Dundee whiplash claim will depend on a number of factors. However, the Judicial Studies Board provides guidelines so that interested parties can gain some idea of how much claim might be worth. These include the following:
- Liability. For example, whether you were adjudged to be in any way at fault (contributory negligence.
- Your pre-accident health and lifestyle and how much your injury has affected this.
- Your recovery time.
- Your level of pain and suffering.
- The psychological impact of your whiplash injury.
In general, amounts awarded can range from £1,860 for the most minor whiplash injuries, to £29,250 for the most serious injuries.
It is also important to remember that you will be compensated for any lost earnings you have incurred as a result of your injury. The amounts involved can vary greatly. For example, if you are a professional footballer and have lost out on five-figure weekly appearance bonuses, it is likely that you will be compensated for this – it all depends on your circumstances and the amount of loss you have incurred.
Dundee whiplash claims
In many cases whiplash neck injuries will heal of their own accord over time. However, in a significant number of cases, the injury will cause the sufferer to take at least a few days off work to rest and receive medical treatment. Furthermore, in some cases, it may result in the injured party being unable to return to work for a lengthy period of time, particularly if they perform a very physical professional role.
If you have seen a medical professional, such as your GP or an A&E doctor, and have been advised that you are suffering from a whiplash injury and if, furthermore, this has caused you to incur pain and discomfort as well as financial loss, Thompsons whiplash claim solicitors in Dundee may be able to help you secure compensation for your losses.
If you would like to speak with a specialist solicitor about how your whiplash neck injury has affected your life and your ability to work, contact us today using the green buttons at the bottom right-hand side of this page.
Thompsons Solicitors offer a No Win No Fee whiplash claim service, meaning that you incur no financial risk when making a claim and will have nothing to pay unless you win your case.
We are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland, win more than 90% of the cases we take on and each week secure around £1 million in compensation for our clients every week.