Whiplash is a painful and occasionally debilitating condition that can result in affected individuals experiencing a diminished quality of life, both over the short-term and the longer-term. According to the NHS, it takes an average of 32 days to recover. In fact, in some cases, a whiplash injury may develop into an acute whiplash injury or Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD).
Thompsons whiplash claim solicitors in Glasgow have many years of experience in helping clients secure compensation for their injuries and may be able to help you secure compensation for your pain, suffering and losses – all on a No Win No Fee basis, ensuring that you are fully insulated from all costs and fees associated with your claim and paying nothing at all unless your case succeeds.
A whiplash injury may take hours or days after an accident to become felt by the sufferer. If you experience any of the following symptoms in the period following a car accident, you should consult your local Glasgow GP or hospital for an investigation:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Shoulder or arm pain
Whiplash is caused by the accelerative and decelerative forces occurring in a car accident. The suddenness and intensity of these leave the body unprepared and the neck snaps back and forth like a whip. Although whiplash injuries are typically associated with rear-end crashes, the reality is that they can happen in rear-end, front-end or side-angle collisions.
If your whiplash injury causes you only a few days of pain and you have been able to successfully treat yourself with painkillers during this period, then it is unlikely that you will have a compelling case for compensation. However, if your symptoms last for a significant period or cause you considerable financial loss, you should contact Thompsons whiplash claim solicitors in Glasgow today to discuss your options.
Whiplash Associated Disorders
Whiplash Associated Disorders are characterised by neck stiffness, dizziness, headaches and, sometimes, arm pain. They are known to result in reduced quality of life and can cause long-term psychological repercussions.
Unfortunately, WADs is a controversial condition, and some even deny its existence. What is clear, however, is that even among medical professionals who deny the existence of WADs as a diagnostic entity, there is no denying the facts of acute and chronic whiplash injury.
Factors affecting the value of your claim
There is no fixed amount of compensation for whiplash injuries – although sums awarded range from £1,860 for the most minor injuries, to £29,250 for the most serious. This is because there are range of variable factors affecting compensation amounts. These include:
- The amount of lost income caused by the injury
- The severity of your pain and discomfort.
- The expenses incurred as a result of your whiplash injury
- The duration of your whiplash injury
- The extent to which your whiplash injury has impeded or diminished your pre-accident level of professional and personal capability.
Furthermore, a whiplash injury is broken down into two areas: special and general damages. Special damages are awarded for loss of earnings and expenses; general damages are less tangible and tend to be awarded on the basis of expert medical testimony.
Thompsons, specialist whiplash claims service in Glasgow
Thompsons is one of the leading personal injury firms in Glasgow and wins more than 90% of the cases it takes on. Furthermore, each week we secure around £1 million in compensation for our clients.
Our whiplash claim specialists in Glasgow put your interests first as a matter of priority. This means that not only are we committed to ensuring you receive full compensation but that also, wherever possible, we help you find the very best in medical advice and rehabilitative therapies.
To get free whiplash compensation claims advice on a No Win No Fee basis call us today on 0800 0891 331.