Whiplash Injury Claims

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.

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.

Whiplash Injury - Frequently Asked Questions

If you have suffered a whiplash injury, you may be eligible to claim compensation.

Yes, a strict three-year time limit applies to making a motorcycle accident claim in Scotland. Therefore, it is important to ensure you make a claim as soon as possible to secure your best chance of receiving compensation for your injuries.

The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details we will confirm if you’re entitled to claim.

Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and contact the person responsible for your accident to let them know you are seeking compensation for your injuries and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything

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.

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. 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.

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