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.

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