Whiplash Injury Compensation Claims — Scotland

Have you suffered whiplash? Whiplash is a painful injury to your neck. It is caused by a sudden movement of the head that forces your neck forward and then backwards. Whiplash is extremely painful and can cause damage to the muscles, discs, nerves, and tendons in your neck. With Watermans, you can claim for your whiplash from solicitors who will get you the best claim compensation.

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

  • Whiplash Symptoms

    can include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, and 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 your compensation claim, we can provide you with a replacement vehicle and even arrange for physiotherapy if required.

  • You could be entitled

    to about £850–£7500 in compensation.

  • Everything we do at Watermans

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

  • The Long of It

    Whiplash Injuries

    Whiplash Injury Claims

    Whiplash injuries are some of the most common road traffic accident injuries. These injuries are often perceived as minor but can 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 a sudden, unexpected movement of the neck which is often caused by road traffic accidents, commonly when the vehicle you are travelling in is hit from behind.

    Whiplash symptoms 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

    If you have suffered a whiplash injury due to an accident and have difficulty moving or have had to seek medical treatment or a medical examination, you may be able to submit a whiplash claim.

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

    Making a Whiplash Compensation Claim

    How Do I Make a Whiplash Compensation Claim?

    Whiplash injury claims are misunderstood and carry somewhat of a negative stereotype. However, at Watermans, our legal team understands how painful whiplash injuries can be and how whiplash symptoms can interfere with your daily life.

    Our whiplash claims process is straightforward. Once you have contacted us to make a whiplash claim, our team of experts will get in touch to gather some important details from you, like the location and date of the whiplash injury.

    We will gather the evidence necessary to support your whiplash injury claim, such as medical accounts of your symptoms of whiplash, your medical costs, and where applicable, the original road traffic accident report.

    All information will be presented to the at-fault party’s insurance company to support your claim for whiplash, ensuring that you have no hassles while we go through the legal process for you.

    Not only will we obtain the maximum compensation for you, but we will also help get you back on your feet and on the road as quickly as possible. We can arrange for you to have physiotherapy and a replacement vehicle if required. Since the whiplash claim is against the at-fault party’s insurance, we will work on your whiplash compensation claim for you on a no-win, no-fee basis.

    Get in touch to speak to one of our team of experts 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 compensation amounts can range from a very minor whiplash injury claim at £850 to claims for very severe whiplash injuries at £7,500.

    Why Watermans?

    Why Should I Choose Watermans Legal Representation to Pursue my Claim for Whiplash?

    At Watermans, we aim to make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life. Our expertise in national accident law means we are in pole position to handle your whiplash claim.

    Watermans are one of the leading compensation law firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident and never for the at-fault party or any insurance company who defends these cases.

    Our expert team is 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 financial compensation, by investigating and even obtaining medical evidence and examining medical reports.

    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 covers a wide range of areas, including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, and 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, no-fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up with out-of-pocket expenses.

    Whiplash Compensation Claims - FAQs

    If you were involved in an accident within the last three years and have the symptoms of whiplash, there is a good chance that you are entitled to make a claim for whiplash injury. When you get in touch with us, we will give you straightforward advice on your whiplash claim.

    Yes, our personal injury experts can help you claim after incidents like car accidents. As long as it’s less than three years since the accident, we can assist with getting you compensation for whiplash.

    After claiming for whiplash, your whiplash injury compensation payout will depend on the at-fault party’s insurance. We will keep you updated every step of the way. We do everything in our power to ensure that your whiplash accident claim is processed and aided efficiently.

    If you are over 16 years old, you can bring a personal injury claim of whiplash to us, and we will assist you. If you are under 16 years old, you would need to be accompanied by your parents or guardian.

    Not generally, but there are a few exceptions where claiming for whiplash injury on behalf of someone else. These exceptions are quite specific, and we would urge you to contact us for advice on your claims for whiplash.

    You have one opportunity after an accident or mishap to claim for whiplash injury, which is why it is crucial to use the right whiplash solicitors when you are ready to make your claim.

    Do you still have a few questions about whiplash claims? Get in touch with our team for expert advice on personal injury claims.

    Watermans whiplash injury solicitors can help you get the whiplash injury compensation you deserve. Fill out our enquiry form today, and our personal injury solicitors will get in touch.

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    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