This legal advice website is managed by Hudgell Solicitors, authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Our service is dedicated to providing advice on whiplash compensation claims in England & Wales.
Most of the whiplash cases that we deal with arise from accidents on the road and involve neck and back pain. If you have suffered an injury in this way you may be entitled to make a "No Win No Fee" claim . We provide a dedicated service for road accident victims and we are proud to say our legal website is one of the oldest on the web, founded in 2000.
What is a whiplash injury?
Whiplash is the term given to descibe a jerking type injury usually associated with the neck that generally arises from severe frontal or rear impacts. Pain levels can vary significantly and for those that suffer acute symptoms, immediate physiotherapy or rehabilatitive treatment is recommended.
Whiplash Claim Payouts
Type of Injury
Neck and shoulder pain
Neck and mid back pain
Neck pain needing physio
Neck and back pain
Beware Insurance company – How they reduce your compensation
It may not surprise you to learn that insurance companies take a harsh line with some claimants who claim for a whiplash injury directly and without legal representation. These firms are motivated by profit not by the welfare of the injured party. Insurers use software to provide a framework for assessing damages (the payout) and this can lead to inflexible attitudes that do not take into account the suffering of the individual. It is important that anyone making a claim actually balances the playing field by having a whiplash lawyer on their side.
Here are some tricks to watch out for:
5 insurer tricks:
Insurance companies will try to settle your claim as quickly as possible – only agree settlement when your injuries heal.
"You don’t need a lawyer - they complicate things" Not true! Insurers prefer nice easy targets, don’t be fooled.
Insurers will not offer physiotherapy without being pushed, they would prefer to save money.
Beware insurers looking to settle your case without medical evidence – this is sharp practice.
Do not accept the first offer – this really is a truism. Insurers always have an upper and lower payout bracket.
Why should you choose us?
We are a firm of compensation solicitors. We deal with the public directly and do not use intermediaries. The majority of the firms operating on the web are "middlemen" who present websites which offer legal advice.
The advice may be sound in many instances but the advisors are generally unqualified. Your case will simply be passed on to another firm who may well be solicitors and you will have to explain your circumstances all over again. The middleman then gets a referral fee for his services.
Our opinion is that you should deal with solicitors from the outset. There is no fee involved in any case that we deal with, no hidden costs. You deal with solicitors who can make immediate decisions about your case and provide the right advice at the right time.
What we offer:
We offer a comprehensive No win, No fee, claims service.
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More about neck and back injuries
Whiplash injuries usually result from rapid acceleration or deceleration movements following accidents or involuntary movement. The symptoms can be severe and medical advice should always be sought.
These injuries usually affect the neck (cervical) or mid back (thoracic) areas of the spine. Car accidents are the main cause of such injuries but in truth they can happen in many different circumstances Most people experience neck pain either immediately after an event or several days later.
Delayed symptoms are not unusual when dealing with these injuries. How do you treat the condition? People often ask should they seek medical attention when suffering from these injuries - the answer is that you most definitely should. The best place to seek advice would be the local hospital where various tests can be carried out (if necessary) but GP's are also well equipped to handle these injuries.
Symptoms may include the following:
Neck stiffness, injuries to the muscles and ligaments, headache and dizziness, abnormal sensations such as burning or prickling, shoulder pain etc.
Whiplash injuries can also cause back pain. If you have suffered from whiplash then we can help you claim compensation and at the same time explore what treatment options may be available to you.
The insurer may have their own nationwide treatment teams which will allow you to receive free therapy rather than paying out of your own pocket.
Contact us today to start your claim. Our whiplash injury compensation have many years experience of dealing with these injuries and we can assure you that you will be in very safe hands. Visit Northern Ireland injury claims for cases arising out of the province.
The spine is divided up into 5 distinct categories.
These are known as the Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacral and Coccygeal areas of the spine.
Any area of this spine may be affected by a whiplash injury. Such an injury is usually characterized by symptoms that occur following sudden extension and flexion.
It is not the case that the neck and only the neck has a vulnerability to this kind of problem. It is more common to sustain injury in the upper neck (cervical region) or the mid back (thoracic region). However the whole spine can be affected by the wrenching or straining that is associated with an accident related injury.
Read more about how to treat and diagnose neck or back injuries by clicking here. You can also read about the different forms of physiotherapy that may assist your recovery. Sci-Info-Pages is another very useful website dealing with spinal injuries and treatment.
Our site has more than 200 pages of useful information discussing many different types of compensation and personal injury claims.
We deal with:
Claims for road accident injury including, passenger compensation. We also deal with personal injury arising out of a pedal bike accident, injuries suffered by pedestrians and motorcyclists. We can help you to make a claim against an uninsured driver or if you have been injured in a hit and run or untraced driver accident. We can assist you if you have suffered a personal injury in the workplace as a result of the negligence of another employee or your employer. Or if you have been involved in a tripping or slipping accident on the street or other public place. You may have suffered injury as a result of medical negligence - we can help you with clinical negligence enquiries.
*This does not include Hit and Run claims or criminal injury claims where costs cannot be recovered.
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**Remember to always seek medical advice before undertaking treatment such as physiotherapy or medication**
The French government has placed an indefinite delay on the imposition of fines for motorists who do not carry a breathalyser kit.
A fine of €11 was due to be imposed from March on all drivers in France, including those from overseas, who did not have a breathalyser kit in their vehicle. Now, the French minister of interior has said that, though the carrying of the kit is still required, there will be no legislation to enforce a fine for non-compliance.
The imposition of the fines had already been delayed from last November because of a shortage of kits but motoring groups, including the Institute of Advanced Motorists, still recommend that British drivers take one across with them if driving in France. The law applies to all road users apart from those on mopeds.