Whiplash Injury Compensation
We can suffer an injury because of another person’s negligence in many different circumstances, like road traffic accidents – including when traveling on public transport. If you have suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault on public transport, whether on a bus, coach, ferry or taxi, then you may be entitled to compensation.
If you are based in Sheffield and suffered an injury while traveling on the road from a collision with a vehicle, our personal injury solicitors** can help. They are based in and around Sheffield, and will use their knowledge of the local area and vast expertise and experience to help you make a claim for the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
The UK’s personal injury laws are in place to protect us against another person or organisation’s negligence – when we suffer an injury that isn’t our fault, we are legally entitled to claim compensation from the person who needlessly caused us to suffer loss. If you are based in Sheffield and looking for personal injury solicitors** in your area who will help you to claim whiplash injury compensation, we can help.
Perhaps one of the most common injuries resulting in a compensation award is whiplash. It is caused when the head or neck are suddenly moved in a way that stretches and damages ligaments, tendons, muscles or other soft tissue. For example, if the head and neck are violently jerked backwards, forwards or sideways. It is for this reason that whiplash injuries are most commonly caused by road traffic accidents and suffered by drivers, car passengers, cyclists and pedestrians, although they can also occur when playing sports or following a slip, trip or fall.
The severity of a whiplash injury varies widely, from minor trauma to permanent damage, and the symptoms can take a while to present, sometimes hours or even days before they are noticed, which can worsen in the days following the accident that caused the initial injury.
Pain caused by whiplash can be very severe, resulting in stiffness, restricted movement, swelling and tenderness, headaches, numbness, shooting pains, muscle spasms, dizziness, blurred vision, tiredness and nausea. Whiplash can also cause pain in the shoulders and arms. Chronic whiplash can also leave sufferers with psychological injuries, such as depression or anxiety.
Can I Claim Whiplash Injury Compensation?
If you have suffered a whiplash injury, you will be able to claim no win, no fee* compensation provided you start your claim within three years of the accident and have sufficient evidence to prove that another person was responsible for your whiplash injury. If you would like to know whether or not you have a valid claim, please contact us for an initial no obligation assessment.
If it seems as though your claim has a reasonable chance of success, it will be necessary to start the process of claiming compensation. This involves a number of stages, from conducting investigations and gathering evidence supporting your claim to presenting your case in strong terms to the party you hold responsible, or possibly before a court.
The extent of whiplash injuries will determine the amount of compensation that can be claimed. As well as the injury itself, it is also possible to claim for the impact the injury has had on your quality of life and any other loss you have suffered as a result, including loss of earnings. A solicitor** will help you to identify the losses you have incurred and will make an assessment of the maximum of compensation you should claim.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to prove the severity of whiplash injuries, which can affect the strength of your whiplash injury claim. You should therefore try to amass as much evidence as possible to support your claim, including witness details and medical reports. It’s also important to monitor any additional problems you have encountered as a result of your whiplash injury and keep receipts as evidence of any costs you have incurred as a result of your injury, such as traveling expenses.
How Much Compensation for a Whiplash Injury?
As with all personal injury cases, every whiplash injury claim is different. Our injuries and the accidents that caused them are the result of a unique set of circumstances. It is the task of a specialist personal injury solicitor** to help bring all these different elements into a coherent whole, by investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident and liaising with experts to determine the extent of your injuries. They will work closely with you throughout the entire process, to ensure nothing is missed, and will present your case in the strongest possible terms. They will also make sure that you claim the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.
Best Whiplash Injury Compensation Solicitor Sheffield
If you’re based in Sheffield and looking for specialist advice from local solicitors** about claiming whiplash injury compensation, we can help. Please contact us for a no obligation initial assessment of your whiplash injury claim. Our expert solicitors** based in Sheffield are ready to fight your corner and get you the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.
Whiplash Injury Compensation Claims Lawyers Sheffield
Call our Accident solicitors** on 01142245242 Alternatively, you can contact us online to find out more.