Do you have Whiplash? Take our quiz to find out

According to the Association of British Insurers, there are over 1,500 whiplash claims made every day in the UK.

For many people who suffer from whiplash the symptoms are clear, but for many it's not always that obvious. It is well-known that sometimes whiplash symptoms can take a day or even more to fully materialise, which can lead some sufferers to not be sure whether they have whiplash or not.

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If you have been involved in a car accident and are unsure if you have whiplash, take our quick quiz below...

Q 1 - Have you recently been involved in or suffered...

  • a Road Traffic Accident?
  • a sudden blow to the head e.g. falling off a bike or during sports?
    a slip or fall?
  • being struck on the head by a heavy object?

Q 2 - Following your accident, do you have any of these main symptoms (however mild)?

  • Neck pain and/or stiffness in the neck
  • Neck swelling
  • Neck pain that is more pronounced with movement
  • Loss of range of motion in the neck
  • Headaches, most often starting at the base of the skull
  • Tenderness or pain in shoulder, upper back or arms
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

Q 3 - As well as the above, do you also have any of the following symptoms?

  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Trouble with sleeping
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Pins and needles
  • Irritability
  • Lower back pain
  • Difficulty with concentrating
  • Problems with short-term memory
  • Depression

    If you answered yes to question 1 and 2 then it is likely that you have acute whiplash.

    If you answered yes to all 3 questions then it is likely that you have chronic whiplash.

Can I make a claim for Whiplash?

If your whiplash was caused by an accident that wasn't your fault, then you may be eligible to make a claim for whiplash compensation.

To find out more try our Compensation Calculator now

How much Compensation could I claim for Whiplash?

As with all injury compensation claims, the amount of compensation you could be awarded will depend on a number of factors - particularly the severity of your injury and the impact it has on your day-to-day life.

With this being said, we can use average whiplash payouts as a guide to give you an idea of how much you can claim.

For example:

Minor whiplash
–        neck pain for a few weeks to a year – £850 – £2,900
–        neck pain for up to 2 years – £2,900 – £5,200

Moderate whiplash
–        Neck pain for a few years with risk of the pain returning – £5,900 – £9,000
–        Permanent or recurring neck pain and stiffness – £9,000 – £16,000

Severe whiplash
–        Severe neck pain and permanent damage to the cervical spine – up to £97,500

For more information, read our whiplash compensation page.

 

 

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