Whiplash is one of the most common reasons for personal injury claims in Scotland. If you’ve been in an accident where you weren’t at fault that resulted in a whiplash injury, we can help you investigate whether you are owed compensation.
What is a whiplash injury?
Whiplash, also known as neck sprain or strain, is an injury that happens when the soft tissue in your neck is stretched and damaged. It’s caused by a sudden, forceful movement of your head forwards, backwards, or sideways. It’s a common occurrence for people that are involved in car accidents.
At the moment of impact, the head is thrown forward or to the side, then back, creating a whiplash effect.
Symptoms of whiplash
Common symptoms include:
- Neck pain or tenderness
- Neck stiffness and difficulty moving your head
- Headaches and muscle spasms
- Pain in your shoulders and arms
Making a claim for whiplash injuries
To make a whiplash claim, you have to be able to show that the other person or people involved in the accident were to blame for your injury.
At the scene of the accident
After any road accident, make sure that you share contact and insurance details with the other parties involved. Contact the police if they are not already there or on their way.
In the period after the accident
Make a note of your injuries, as well as any treatments you need due to your symptoms, in the weeks and months following the car accident.
How much compensation could you get?
Compensation for whiplash injuries in Scotland is awarded on a case-by-case basis. The amount you could get depends on a number of factors, including:
- How bad your pain is, and how long you’ve had it for.
- How long you’re likely to continue to suffer from the pain.
- How the injury has affected your ability to work and live as you did before the accident. For example, can you still enjoy your hobbies or carry out day-to-day tasks?
- Any expenses or loss of income resulting from the whiplash injury.
Don’t worry, we’re on it
Watermans Accident Claims and Care is one of the leading legal firms in Scotland, and our award-winning team has a proven track record of achieving great settlements for our clients.
We fully investigate each case we take on, and we’ll work tirelessly to get the maximum amount of compensation possible for you.
Plus, we work on a no win no fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.
Whiplash claims compensation calculator
Our compensation calculator has been created to help estimate the amount you may be able to claim for, based on the injuries you have sustained.
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Ready to get the ball rolling? If you have questions or want to discuss a potential whiplash compensation claim, get in touch with us.