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Whiplash Claims

Whiplash Claims

If you have suffered whiplash after being involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Whether you were injured as the driver or passenger of the vehicle involved in the collision, HNK Solicitors can help you with your whiplash claim on a no-win, no-fee basis.

Whiplash can cause severe physical pain, psychological suffering, and impact on a person’s ability to go about their day-to-day life. Many people may have to take time off work and need medical treatment or physiotherapy to aid their recovery. The amount of compensation you can claim for a whiplash injury will depend on how severe your injuries are and their impact on your life.

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Get in touch using our contact forms or any details provided throughout the site.

Step 2

We arrange a free consultation with you to discuss the case

Step 3

If accepted we will action your case on a no win no fee basis.

Whiplash is one of the most common types of injuries sustained following a road traffic accident, however, it can be caused by many different situations including slips, trips, and falls, assaults, and attacks and other personal injuries. If you have experienced whiplash through no fault of your own, our expert solicitors can help you secure the compensation you deserve that can contribute towards your recovery, or cover any expenses or loss of income incurred because of the accident.

You can make a whiplash claim even if you were hit by an uninsured driver or if you were involved in a hit and run. These claims are settled with the Motor Insurance Bureau, an independent body specifically set up to compensate victims of these uninsured or untraced accidents.

How do I know if I have whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury caused by a sudden movement of the head, either sideways, backward or forwards. The rapid movement causes the soft tissue, muscles, and ligaments in the neck to become stretched and damaged, causing pain. Symptoms can vary from person to person and can come on quickly after a car accident, or they may take a few days to develop.

Common symptoms include:

  • Neck pain
  • Tenderness or stiffness in the neck
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty moving your head
  • Headaches
  • Pain in the shoulders and arms
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Dizziness, fatigue, and nausea
  • Pain when walking
  • Back pain
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What to do if you have whiplash?

We have a team of expert solicitors who have years of experience handling whiplash claims. HNK tailor our services to each case, ensuring each person gets the specialist support and advice they need.

We have helped clients from all over England and Wales claim compensation for whiplash injuries. Our main aim is ensuring you get the compensation you deserve to cover the costs of any expenses or losses incurred because of your injury, so you can focus on your recovery.

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Free Consultation

Contact HNK Solicitors today to arrange a free no-obligation consultation to discuss your accident and whiplash injury. We will be able to offer help and advice on pursuing your whiplash claim.

No-win, No-fee

HNK can take on your case on a no-win, no-fee basis so it will cost you nothing upfront to pursue your whiplash claim. Under this conditional fee agreement, we won’t charge any fees in the rare instance your claim is not successful.

Client Care

We will always act in your best interest, ensuring you are medically assessed by an independent GP and have access to the relevant treatment you need to help you recover.
FAQ

Whiplash claims law changes – will it affect my claim?

The government, as part of the Civil Liability Act, is introducing several changes to the way whiplash injury claims are processed. These reforms are being put in place to reduce the number of ‘false’ whiplash claims by limiting the amount of compensation payable in these cases and by increasing the Small Claims Limit. These reforms have been delayed previously but are set to come into practice in late 2020. However, this date could be amended again.
From late 2020, there could be:
• Bans on whiplash claims without any medical evidence.
• Reduced, fixed compensation amounts ranging from £225 to £3,725.
• An increase in the small claim’s limits for road traffic accidents from £1,000 to £5,000.
HNK Solicitors urge anyone who has suffered a whiplash injury in the last three years to pursue their case immediately. This way you may be able to avoid getting caught up in the new legislation.

Am I entitled to claim for whiplash?

If you have suffered a whiplash injury after being involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to claim compensation. You can claim if you were a driver or a passenger, even on public transport or in a taxi. If you were hit by an uninsured driver or involved in a hit and run, you must report it to the police and obtain your crime number to make a claim.

You shouldn’t feel bad or awkward about claiming compensation for whiplash. The law states that it is your right to claim if you have suffered injury from an accident, and this includes whiplash. Even if your symptoms are mild, the law states you are entitled to claim financial compensation despite what the media or insurance companies will have you believe.

Who are the Motor Insurers Bureau and what do they do?

The Motor Insurers Bureau (“MIB”) is a private governed body set up to compensate victims involved in road traffic collisions with an uninsured and/or untraced driver.

The MIB shall conduct a variety of investigations to ensure that they are satisfied that an incident has occurred as described before making a decision as to whether they shall compensate the victim. This can include a witness statement from the victims involved, obtaining the Police report, liaising with the victim’s insurance company and obtaining medical records/evidence.
Unfortunately, the MIB is not bound by timescales, however, as a rule of thumb, they tend to work on matters a minimum of every 28 days.

How long will it take for me to get compensation from my whiplash claim?

The length of time it takes for a whiplash claim to be settled varies from case to case. Every accident and injury are different, which means the time it takes to settle your claim and get your compensation can differ depending on its complexity.

In our experience, on average, most whiplash claims are settled in around six months. However, this is just an approximation. Contact HNK Solicitors to discuss your case, and once we have completed our initial investigations, we will be able to give you a more accurate timescale of how long your claim will take.

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