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, and that accident resulted in a whiplash injury, we can help you investigate whether you are owed whiplash 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. Whiplash injuries are 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. 

Common symptoms of whiplash 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. 

What whiplash accident compensation are you entitled to?

If your key question is with regards to how much do you get for whiplash injuries, here is where we can begin to offer some insight. There are a range of different issues that may qualify for compensation after a whiplash injury. In most cases, you may be entitled to compensation for variety of things including: 

  • Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses 
  • Loss of earnings or earning capacity 
  • Replacement or repair of your bike, and accessories affected by the accident 
  • Any future expenses as a result of the injury 
  • Home modification and care expenses 
  • Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. 

You can take a look at our more detailed guide to compensation claims for more information on exactly what you can claim for. 

How much whiplash injury compensation could you get?

Compensation for whiplash injuries in Scotland is awarded on a case-by-case basis. The amount of whiplash compensation you could get depends on a number of factors, including: 

  • How bad your whiplash 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. 

As you can see, there isn’t necessarily an average whiplash claim, it will depend very much on the severity of your injury and the resulting impacts. That said, our whiplash compensation calculator will help you estimate the amount you may be able to claim for. This should be taken as a guide to average whiplash payout, not a guarantee. 

Is there a time limit to making a whiplash accident claim?

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

Our specialist No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers have extensive expertise in whiplash claims, and have secured millions of pounds in compensation for thousands of individuals.  

To speak to our legal team directly, you can reach us on 0131 5507055 to arrange a free consultation, or you can contact us via our online formOur team are available evenings and weekends to make sure that you can get in touch with us as easily as possible and get the whiplash compensation you deserve. 


Whiplash Injury – Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

Take a look at our guide for more information on what you can claim for.

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.

Yes, a strict three-year time limit applies to making a whiplash 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.

 

In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for variety of things including:

  • Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
  • Loss of earnings or earning capacity
  • Replacement or repair of your bike, and accessories affected by the accident
  • Any future expenses as a result of the injury
  • Home modification and care expenses
  • Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

 

Our whipash accident compensation calculator will help you estimate the amount you may be able to claim for. However, this should be taken as a guide.

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