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I got offered £500 for whiplash – should I take it?

I’m inclined to give you the first answer that popped in to my head, which was – NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!

The reason for this is that £500 for a whiplash claim is relatively small when compared to the average settlements and amounts that people can usually claim for. In reality the value of the claim is entirely down to the length and severity of your suffering, which is all determined using medical evidence. But let me tell you why I can suggest to you that £500 is relatively small for a whiplash settlement offer…

So how much is the average payout?

Most minor whiplash claims can settle for around £2,500 to £3,000. The upper limit of the bracket for minor whiplash is generally around up to £5,000 or so, which is ten times more than that £500 offer you appear to have received.

So think about that for a second!

Only with an expert lawyer and a proper medico-legal report from a suitably qualified expert can you have the best chance at getting the maximum payout for your claim for whiplash injury compensation.

Just recently we blogged about several whiplash cases we had settled for the upper region of £5,000. Can you risk receiving just 10% of what you could be entitled to claim for?

Maybe I should just ask them for a little more?

You could do, and it is likely that they will revise their offer and increase it. They do this to try and entice you in to a settlement.

But are they going to offer you £3,000? Or maybe £4,000? Or maybe that upper limit of £5,000? Probably not!

So if you don’t want to risk losing out on potentially thousands of pounds in compensation, call us 0800 634 7575.

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