What is the law surrounding whiplash?
Whiplash can cause severe pain and have a potentially damaging effect on your long-term health.
Unfortunately, in a minority of cases, claims have been exaggerated, resulting in the introduction of new laws that affect all whiplash Claimants.
The Small Claims Court limit for whiplash claims due to road traffic accidents has increased from £1000 to £5000, which means legal costs are not recoverable.
As a result, there are now circumstances where you may no longer engage with a lawyer on a no win no fee agreement if you have been involved in a road traffic accident that involves a whiplash injury.
In these cases, you may be able to process the claim yourself via an online portal administered by the Ministry of Justice called the Official Injury Claims (OIC) Portal.
However, there are circumstances where engagement with a lawyer on a no win no fee arrangement will be possible
- if you are a protected party or vulnerable road user
- if your injuries are extensive and significant
There may be instances where our lawyers may be able to offer to assist on a fixed fee basis or deferred costs payment basis to enable you to pursue your personal injury claim.
It is important to seek reliable advice from our experienced lawyers to avoid unnecessary confusion, distress, and delays in pursuing your claim.
We are committed to helping everyone to receive the justice they deserve, no matter the size of their whiplash claim.
Whiplash is a genuine and painful injury, and if another person has caused your injury, we strongly believe you have the right to claim compensation.
Should you wish to discuss your accident at Davisons Law, we are happy to assist.
How much compensation can you claim for neck injury in a car accident?
|Duration of injury
|Not more than 3 months
|More than 3 months, but not more than 6 months
|More than 6 months, but not more than 9 months
|£840 – £895
|More than 9 months, but not more than 12 months
|£1,320 – £1,390
|More than 12 months, but not more than 15 months
|£2,040 – £2,125
|More than 15 months, but not more than 18 months
|£3,005 – £3,100
|More than 18 months, but not more than 24 months
|£4,215 – £4,345
You may also be able to claim ‘out of pocket expenses’ if you have suffered financial losses (for example, loss of income or prescription costs).
For severe neck injuries, there are different compensation bands. Compensation for neck injury causing chronic and permanent symptoms can be up to £44,630.
If you have injuries not only to your back, neck or shoulders, you may be able to claim a higher level of personal injury compensation.