Whiplash Compensation Claims
Whiplash is a type of personal injury most commonly caused as a result of a motor accident when a stationary car is hit by another vehicle from behind. On impact, the head and neck are suddenly forced back, then forward causing hyperextension leading to soft tissue damage to the neck. A recent study found 80% of all personal injury claims are for whiplash claims.
Symptoms of Whiplash Injury
Common symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Shoulder pain
- Shoulder stiffness
- Jaw pain
- Arm pain
- Back pain
Whiplash can also lead to other more severe symptoms such as:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Lack of sleep
- Reduced mobility
What to Do if you Suffer a Whiplash Injury
- Get Medical Help
Consult with a doctor to examine injuries caused. A medical report will be required as part of your claim.
2. Report the Incident
As is the case for all road traffic incidents contact the Gardai if you have been involved in an accident.
3. Talk to Witnesses
Take contact details of any witnesses that saw the incident.
4. Keep accurate and timely records
Take photographs of the scene of the collision and injuries suffered. Maintain up to date records of injury and related expenses.
5. Consult with a personal injury solicitor
A skilled personal injury solicitor will know how to deal with the paperwork and make the claims process simpler.
Average Whiplash Compensation Claim
While whiplash claims vary on a case by case basis the Book of Quantum specifies the level of compensations for whiplash compensations.
- Minor – substantially recovered up to €15,700
- Minor – a full recovery expected up to €19,400
- Moderate €20,400 to €30,200
- Moderately Severe €34,400 to €52,200
- Severe and permanent €44,600 to €77,900
If you are suffering from a whiplash personal injury and think you have a compensation claim as a result of a car crash or road traffic accident then give us a call on (01) 685-4458 or fill out the below enquiry form to talk to one of our dedicated personal injury solicitors.
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