Whiplash Injury Claim & Compensation

Whiplash is an injury to your neck. It is caused by a sudden movement of the head that forces your neck forward and then backwards. Whiplash injury is extremely painful and can cause damage to the muscles, discs, nerves, and tendons in your neck.

Speedy Referral

“Car was fixed in a timely manner to a high standard, all without the hassle of dealing with an insurance company. Another plus was the speedy referral to a local private physio for treatment and rehabilitation of whiplash injuries.”

K Whyte, Personal Injury Claim

The Short of it

  • Symptoms of whiplash

    can include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, pain in the shoulders and arms and may prevent you from turning your head from side to side.

  • Whiplash is often caused by accidents on the road.

    As well as compensation we can provide you with a replacement vehicle and even arrange for physiotherapy if required.

  • You could be entitled

    to £850 - £7500 in compensation

  • Everything we do at Watermans

    is about getting you the resolution you need and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Whiplash injuries

    Whiplash injury claims

    Whiplash injuries are often perceived as minor but can often have serious and long lasting effects. But, what is whiplash? Whiplash describes the movement of the neck, when a sudden jolt stretches ligaments and muscles far beyond their limits. Think of your neck as a whip moving quickly forward and then backwards again. Whiplash is an unexpected sudden movement of the neck which is often caused by road traffic accidents, commonly when the vehicle you are travelling in is hit from behind.

    The symptoms of whiplash can include:

    • neck pain
    • neck stiffness
    • shoulder pain
    • low back pain
    • headaches
    • dizziness
    • pain in your arm or hand
    • numbness in your arm or hand
    • ringing in your ears
    • blurred vision
    • concentration or memory problems
    • irritability
    • sleeplessness
    • tiredness

    Regardless of how your whiplash injury occurred, if it was caused by someone else there is a good chance that you will be entitled to make a whiplash compensation claim.

    Making a claim

    How do I make a whiplash claim?

    Whiplash injury claims are misunderstood and carry somewhat of a negative stereotype. However, at Watermans we understand how painful whiplash injuries can be, so not only will we obtain the maximum compensation for you, we will also help get you back on your feet and on the road as quickly as possible by arranging for you to have physiotherapy and a replacement vehicle if required. Since we claim against the at fault party’s insurance we will work for you on a no win, no fee basis.

    Speak to one of our team now.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for whiplash injuries?

    The amount of compensation you can get for a whiplash claim depends very much on:

    • how severe the pain and suffering is
    • how long you’ve been suffering the pain
    • how your injury has affected your life, such as your ability to work or carry out other tasks
    • how much it has cost you, such as lost wages and medical expenses

    The amounts can range from a very minor whiplash injury at £850 to a very severe whiplash injury at £7,500.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.


    Straightforward Legal Advice

    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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    Our personal injury claims expert

    “Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”

    Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury