Have you suffered from whiplash through no fault of your own? You could be due compensation.
Whiplash is an all-too-common after-effect of road traffic accidents, physical trauma, workplace accidents, or simple slips and trips.
While the majority of whiplash sufferers recover quickly, it can have lasting consequences that, in severe cases, is life changing.
If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to compensation.
At Wafer Phillips, we’ve spent 27 years securing the best possible financial compensation for whiplash claims in Liverpool.
Our friendly team of expert lawyers is here to provide a stress-free claims process that can see you earn the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We work on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you have nothing to lose.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a serious injury that affects the neck, back and shoulders. The NHS defines whiplash as an injury that’s ‘caused by a sudden movement of the head’, a trauma that’s most commonly caused by rear-end road traffic accidents.
It can also be caused by any number of accidents, collisions, slips, trips or falls around the home, outside, at the office, or when playing sports. A sudden backwards and forwards jerking of the head (like a whip being cracked), it pulls and tears on ligaments and muscles. The major physical symptoms you may suffer include:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Muscle swelling
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty moving
Symptoms may not appear immediately, and can take several hours or even days to become noticeable. Pain and immobility could require you to take time off work and from your personal life, leading to a loss of earnings and opportunities through no fault of your own.
Whiplash injuries can take months to recover from, with the NHS stating the average recovery time as two to three months. If this happens to you, our whiplash claims Liverpool team will fight for your deserved compensation.
What Procedures Need to Be Taken After an Accident?
It’s important that you follow certain procedures after an accident has taken place in order to help our team build the strongest legal case. These vary depending on the nature of the incident.
In all cases, you need to see your GP as soon as you begin to exhibit symptoms of whiplash.
Wafer Phillips can’t construct any legal case without proof of your symptoms and injuries from a qualified medical professional.
If you have been in a road traffic accident, it’s crucial that you note the details of other vehicles and drivers involved. You will need this for any vehicle insurance claims, as well as whiplash claims. If the incident happened at work, at the gym, or while playing sports, then it helps to make a note of any colleague or witnesses who may have seen the incident. You also need to report it to your superiors or to anyone in charge of the facilities where the accident occurred. Fill out incident report or health and safety forms, and make sure you ask for a copy.
What Procedures Will the Lawyer Follow to Process a Claim?
If you have suffered from whiplash, then our whiplash Liverpool claims team is ready to help you. After an initial consultation, we will process your claim quickly and efficiently. To do this, we’ll go through the following steps:
- Medical examination: if you haven’t already, we ensure that you’ve had a full and thorough medical examination that reports on both short-term symptoms and any chronic whiplash problems you may be suffering from. If you need further medical support, we’ll help you to access it.
- Accident investigation: our team will establish who was responsible for the accident and gather the evidence to build your claim. We’ll need to know all the details possible at this stage.
- Compensation: once the case has been successfully built, our team of lawyers processes your compensation claim. We will approach those who are deemed responsible for the accident and, if necessary, fight the claim on your behalf in court to ensure you receive the correct compensation.
We should note that it’s quite rare for whiplash claims to end up in court, as our lawyers attempt to negotiate out-of-court settlements directly with those responsible before escalating the case. Throughout the whole process, we’ll keep you fully informed of our progress to make things as easy as possible for you.
How Much Compensation Can You Receive for Whiplash Injuries?
Compensation claims for whiplash vary greatly from person to person. There are several factors that need to be considered when our team of lawyers are building the case.
Minor whiplash claims may result in a few thousand pounds of compensation, while severe, long-lasting whiplash cases can result in much more. If lasting damage (spinal damage, for example) has been caused, then you rightly deserve much higher compensation for your injuries. The major factors that are taken into account include:
- The extent of your whiplash injuries
- The time needed to recover
- The impact on your work life and earnings
- The impact on your personal and social life
- Any medical or rehabilitation costs you have suffered
The Liverpool whiplash claims team will assess all of the above, and any other relevant factors in order to negotiate the best possible claim for you and to compensate you for your whiplash injuries. As we work on a no-win, no-fee basis, Wafer Phillips only receives payment once your compensation claim has been processed. We take an agreed-upon percentage of this compensation as payment for our services. If the case is lost, you pay nothing.
Contact Wafer Phillips Today To Learn More About Whiplash Claims in Liverpool For free, confidential advice regarding your whiplash injury, then contact our friendly team today on 0151 256 7898, or email our office at email@example.com