Whiplash Compensation Claims Calculator – 2018 Update

Car accidents that result in whiplash are more frequent that you may imagine. Neck injuries sustained through whiplash can leave you incapacitated and unable to work. Sudden movements that negatively impact muscles and ligaments in your neck are referred to as whiplash injuries. Knowing how much you can claim is made easy when you use our whiplash claims calculator.

A whiplash injury whether mild or severe can result in negatively impacting your life whether it is for a shorter period of time or more permanently. The accident can result in you having time off work for anything from a few weeks to several months. The symptoms of a neck injury may be mild, but in more severe cases, the symptoms can leave you incapacitated for much longer and can even dramatically alter your day-to-day life. One of the most common ways of sustaining whiplash occurs when your vehicle is hit suddenly by another car. It can also happen when a car is forced to stop suddenly causing your head to move violently in any direction whether forwards, backwards or sideways. A sudden and violent, involuntary jerk to your neck can result in serious spinal injuries which could negatively impact the rest of your life and might even mean you could no longer work.

Whiplash claim calculator

Whiplash claim calculator

When it comes to pain and suffering, injuries to a neck that are caused through whiplash can vary quite dramatically. This type of neck injury can be mild or very severe and as such, symptoms can last for weeks, months or for much longer. Neck and spinal injuries can be life changing and cause a permanent disability. Knowing how much compensation you may be entitled to when making a whiplash claim can prove challenging, more especially when first making your case. Having access to a whiplash compensation calculator can make the process easier.

Should you have suffered whiplash, you could be entitled to compensation which could see you claiming specific damages. This could include any loss of earnings you may incur as a result of having time off work. You may also be able to claim for any out of pocket expenses amongst other things depending on your personal circumstances. Having access to a whiplash claims calculator allows you to get an idea of how much you could be compensated after having suffered a whiplash injury through no fault of your own. To find out more about our compensation guidelines for personal injury, please read on.

How much can I claim for whiplash?

The amount you might be able to claim for a whiplash injury depends on severity of your injury and how much it may negatively impact your life in the short or long term and whether it is so severe, you would no longer be able to work. Should you suffer mild symptoms of discomfort which is caused by an injury to your neck, you can expect less in the way of compensation than if your injuries are so severe that they disrupt your every day life and are expected to do so permanently.

A minor whiplash injury could result in you being awarded anything from £1,000 to £3,000 which can be determined by using a whiplash compensation claims calculator or by speaking directly to one of our expert solicitors who would be only too happy to help you through the process from start to finish when making a compensation claim.

However, should your injuries be deemed severe and you suffer chronic symptoms or you have sustained a serious spinal injury as a direct result of your whiplash injury, the amount of compensation you may be entitled to claim could be as much as £100,000 plus.

Using our whiplash claims calculator allows you to work out just how much you might be awarded should you have been involved in a road traffic accident and suffered whiplash through no fault of your own. It is worth noting that the whiplash claims average payout 2017 stood at around £1,500 in the UK.

Select a section

A guide to whiplash accident claims

Whiplash injuries are more common than you may think and they can happen for a variety of reasons with the most common being when people are involved in a road traffic accident. You could be travelling in your own car or using public transport when an accident occurs which results in you suffering from a minor or more serious neck injury. Although many people make whiplash claims, the process is not as simple as it may first appear which can make it that much harder to work out the average whiplash claim amount you may be entitled to.

The amount of money you might be able to claim would depend on the type and the severity of the whiplash injury you sustained, bearing in mind that symptoms can vary from mild to very severe and could even lead to total paralysis. It is also worth noting that symptoms associated with whiplash may not be evident straight away and that although the injuries may appear to be superficial, it is still worth considering using our soft tissue injury compensation calculator to see if you have grounds to make a claim and how much you may be entitled to.

When it comes to suffering mild discomfort as a result of whiplash, you could be entitled to claim anything from £1,000 to £3,000. However, if your injuries are more serious and you have sustained severe damage to your spine, then you could be awarded as much as £100, 000. On top of this, when sustaining any sort of whiplash injury, all too often people suffer from other related health issues which would be factored in to the amount of compensation you could be awarded in your claim.

Whiplash injury statistics

It is virtually impossible to diagnose minor whiplash injuries through MRI scans or X-rays. However, from 2008 to 2011, the number of people who made claims for compensation having sustained whiplash injuries through road traffic accidents had risen to 570, 000, a rise of over 30% than recorded in previous years.

In the UK, more than 500,000 incidents of whiplash are reported annually with about 70% of personal injury claims being made through motor insurance. Whiplash compensation 2017 figures have therefore been seen to rise dramatically over recent years although the exact number of claims is hard to determine definitively.

calculating whiplash compensation claims

AXA Whiplash Report 2013

Can I make a whiplash claim

Should you have suffered whiplash through no fault of your own after having been involved in a road traffic accident whether you were driving the vehicle at the time or were a passenger in a vehicle, whether you were a pedestrian or cyclist, you could be entitled to make a whiplash compensation claim. The same rules apply if you were a passenger in a taxi or travelling on a bus. You may have been hurt in other ways when sustaining whiplash and our multiple injury compensation calculator will make the process of finding out how much you may be entitled to receive that much easier when you make a claim.

Anyone who has been involved in a road traffic accident should receive compensation if the injuries they sustained were through no fault of their own. If you have been injured and your life has been negatively impacted in any way, you would be entitled to claim compensation for the disruption caused to your life through the negligence of another road user whether the injuries you suffer are mild and you only need help with soft tissue injury compensation calculator or they are more serious and are therefore permanently life changing.

Compensation claims for whiplash can be made so that accident victims who suffer injuries to their necks through no fault of their own are able to get the help they need to restore their lives to how they were before the incident occurred. This type of claim exists so that you receive the help you deserve when you are having to deal with a stressful time. It ensures that you regain the health and wellbeing you enjoyed before the accident occurred. Compensation claims for whiplash injuries are not for financial gain but rather as a way of making sure you receive the level of compensation you are entitled to so that your life goes back to normal.

What Can Be Claimed For In A Whiplash Compensation Claim

Because the symptoms associated with whiplash can be mild to very severe or even life changing, the level of compensation you could receive can vary a lot and each case is different which means the amount of money you receive would depend on your specific injuries and circumstances. As such, when establishing the type of injury you would be able to claim for can often prove challenging. Compensation guidelines for personal injury are listed below:

General damages – awarded for pain and suffering with a legal framework in place for minimum and maximum amounts awarded which are based on the severity of an injury incurred through whiplash

Loss of earnings – awarded when a person who has sustained whiplash injuries and as a result has to take time off work. Should a person be unable to continue working due to the severity of their injuries, the amount awarded would be that much greater. The amount is calculated on your current earnings together with any future projected income should your injuries be long-term or permanent and therefore life changing

Travel expenses – awarded for out of pocket expenses you would incur due to an injury and compensation claim you make which would include travel costs to receive treatment at a hospital or surgery and to keep appointments with the solicitor who is working on your behalf when making a whiplash compensation claim

Medical expenses – awarded for medical expenses incurred as a direct result of having sustained a whiplash injury. This could include the cost of having to receive emergency treatment, prescription and medication costs which includes future costs you may incur too

Special damages – awarded for damages that are not typically mainstream. Special damages are complex and include situations where a person is unable to keep their business going resulting in them having to close it down. The damages could also be awarded to people who are unable to continue performing as top amateur athletes who could have turned professional had they not sustained their whiplash injuries. The damages could be awarded for other things which includes having to undergo physiotherapy and rehabilitation as well as damages to personal items. How much compensation for whiplash with physiotherapy you are awarded would depend on the severity of the injury and how long you may have to undergo specialist treatment

Psychological trauma – awarded for stress and anxiety experienced as a result of having sustained a whiplash injury and the stress often associated with having to pursue a damage claim

How much compensation could I be awarded for a whiplash injury

As previously touched upon, the amount of compensation you might be awarded would depend on the severity of your injuries, how they impact your life as well as how long it takes for you to make a full recovery or if the whiplash injuries you sustained were so severe they were life changing. The examples shown in our whiplash compensation claims calculator below are given as an illustration of how much you may be awarded:

Whiplash injury severityCompensation amountsNotes
Severe whiplash£42,550 to £112,750Most severe cases of whiplash that result in severe spinal damage with the higher value likely to be paid for cases of paralysis.
Moderate whiplash£6,000 to £29,250Significant suffering and impaired neck function which could lead to further damage and affect quality of life.
Minor whiplashFew hundred pounds to £6,000Most whiplash claims fall into this bracket where the recovery time is expected to be no more than a few months.

Note: you may find that whiplash can affect you in other ways and that using our multiple injury compensation calculator would help you establish how much you may be able to claim if this is the case. How much compensation for whiplash with physiotherapy you may be entitled to could also affect just how much money you would be awarded when making your claim.

Our whiplash compensation claims calculator

The amounts shown in our compensation claims calculator are given as a guide only with the examples we provide being an illustration of how much you may receive bearing in mind that each and every case is determined differently. As such, the amount of compensation a person is awarded can differ from case to case.

If you would like to receive a more accurate evaluation for your whiplash claim, please call us on 0800 073 8801 or you can use our Call Back service to have one of our expert solicitors get back to you at a time that is more convenient for you. On average, a call takes around 5 – 10 minutes and we offer a free, no obligation service to everyone who seeks our advice when it comes to using our whiplash compensation claims calculator.

Average whiplash compensation settlements

The average whiplash settlement you could expect to be awarded should you suffer mild discomfort or experience headaches that last a few weeks or several months, can be anything from £1,000 to £3,000.

Should your severe whiplash injuries be more severe and your symptoms are chronic and/or you have sustained damage to your spine, you could be entitled to a much higher amount which could be as much as £100,000 which is a standard average whiplash settlement for more severe whiplash injuries that lead to further complications which can alter your life forever.

Start your whiplash compensation claim

If you have suffered any sort of whiplash injury through no fault of your own whether the symptoms are mild or severe and would like to find out if you can make a compensation claim, you should instruct a specialist solicitor who would be in the best position to provide you with the right sort of advice and let you know what type of claim you would be entitled to make after having assessed the circumstances of your accident having taken into account your circumstances too.

Personal injury claims can be complex affairs which can often leave you confused not knowing which way to turn thanks to all the legal jargon they entail. You may think that a whiplash claim is a straight forward process, but it can quickly turn into a hard to understand, complicated process. We always recommend that people use the services of a personal injury solicitor when making this type of claim because a professional approach ensures you are given the best advice with the end goal being that you receive the right level of compensation to suit your whiplash injury which occurred through no fault of your own.

We make the process as easy and straightforward as possible with years of experience helping people receive the best advice and offering a first-class service that ensures all your needs are met when making a whiplash injury compensation claim that you rightly deserve. You can call us on 0800 073 8801 or use our Call Back service so we can help you work out the average whiplash settlement you could be entitled to.

We operate a 24-hour Claims Line and are open 365-days a year because we understand that accidents happen at any time and that you need help and advice as soon as possible to relieve any stress and anxiety you may be feeling. We can establish what the average whiplash claim amount might be for you with the minimum amount of fuss.

No win no fee claims for a whiplash injury

Many people choose to make a whiplash compensation claim on a “No win, No fee” basis. This allows you to make a claim without having to pay any upfront fees to get your case started. Should your claim be successful, you only have to pay the legal fees incurred for making the claim. If unsuccessful, you would not have to pay anything at all. In short, a “No win, No Fee” structure provides you with the kind of financial protection you would not otherwise receive from solicitors who bill their clients at their hourly rates.

When our solicitors work for you on a “No win, No fee” basis, you can be sure that we are going to work hard to win the level of compensation you would be entitled to after having sustained a whiplash injury through no fault of your own. Our specialist team of solicitors would want your case to be as successful as possible because the outcome would have an impact on us too.

Why choose us to make your claim

We operate 24-hour claim service and are open for business 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are nationally recognised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as well as The Law Society.

We offer an unrivalled level of service when it comes to whiplash injury claims with Trust and Transparency being of paramount importance to us from the start of your whiplash claim right through to when you receive the level of compensation you deserve having suffered a whiplash injury through no fault of your own.

Thanks to our modern approach and with solicitors with up to 30-years-experience of which many years is online, our UK-based claims team provides top class advice to all our customers making us the “go to” law firm when it comes to using a whiplash compensation calculator.

You can expect a super-fast service when it comes to receiving the right level of compensation when we handle your case with millions of pounds worth of compensation won for clients who benefited from our services.

Contact us

For the quickest response to your enquiry about a whiplash injury claim, we recommend you call us directly free of charge. You can also email us if more convenient.

Call us on 0800 073 8801, our accident claims advice line is open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

Email us at office@accidentclaims.co.uk – we always endeavour to answer all emails we receive within 3 hours, Mon-Fri.

Useful links

NHS – Whiplash

This link takes you to the NHS website where you will find a lot of useful information about whiplash injuries and how they may happen

NHS inform.scot whiplash

This link takes you to the NHS Scotland website where you will find a lot of useful information about Whiplash injuries.