Road traffic accidents can be physically and emotionally traumatic, and, even in cases where injuries seem fairly minor, can leave sufferers with pain, distress and long-term complications.
According to Transport Scotland, 10,968 people sustained injury as a result of road accidents in the country in 2015. Of those, 9,205 people suffered minor injuries, with the majority of these soft tissue injuries such as whiplash.
At Thompsons Solicitors we have many years of experience representing whiplash claimants in Edinburgh and elsewhere in the country, ensuring full compensation for parties who have suffered whiplash injury as a result of the negligent actions of other road users.
If you have sustained a neck injury in a car accident and are looking to make a whiplash claim in Edinburgh, you are not alone. Every day in the UK, around 1,500 whiplash claims are made at an annual cost of around £2 billion.
Whiplash occurs when the impact of a collision causes a person's head to suddenly move forwards, backwards or sideways.
Although whiplash injuries are usually intangible, there is nothing trivial about them. In fact, whiplash, can cause a person to experience long-term physical and psychological difficulties, which can lead to lost earnings and diminishes quality of life.
Symptoms of whiplash injury include pain in the neck, back and shoulders, tenderness, stiffness, reduced mobility, headaches and sudden sharp shooting pains – there is also a growing body of evidence to suggest a link between long-term whiplash and depression.
Whiplash injury is very common following a road traffic accident. However, it does not always seem immediately apparent and may take several hours or days to develop.
No Win, No Fee whiplash claims in Edinburgh
At Thompsons Solicitors, we can help you make a whiplash claim in Edinburgh on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you do not have to pay a single penny towards funding the cost of your claim unless you win your case – no exceptions, no small print, guaranteed.
This means that you don't have to worry about your financial position when making a claim for compensation; everything is taken care of.
Thompsons work towards ensuring that our clients receive every assistance possible to help them return to their pre-accident level of health. This includes, whenever appropriate, the provision of rehabilitative treatments such as physiotherapy.
We also have a proud track record of campaigning to improve both road safety and recognition of the plight of those who suffer injuries in road accidents caused by third parties.
Every aspect of Thompsons Solicitors' business is regulated buy the The Law Society of Scotland, including our No Win No Fee arrangement. You can therefore be entirely confident that our No Win No Fee solicitors agreement has met the rigorous regulatory requirements set down by The Law Society of Scotland.
In the vast majority of cases, your fee will not exceed 20% of the damages awarded to you, and details of this will be discussed with you before you decide to proceed with your Edinburgh whiplash claim. You can rest assured that we will always put your best interests first.
Call 0800 0891331 to speak with us today. We are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland and each week secure our clients around £1 million in compensation.