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Compensation for pre-existing condition aggravated by whiplash injury

Are you unsure about what to do if you have been in an accident that has aggravated a pre-existing condition? Typically a whiplash type injury will often aggravate similar previous injuries, chronic back and neck conditions, or long term problems.

So how do we prove what is related to an accident and how can we compensate you when some of your pain may be due to underlying conditions? How do we factor in that you may actually be suffering far worse because you have a pre-existing condition aggravated by whiplash injury?
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Loss of overtime after suffering a whiplash injury

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Whilst people can still work with a whiplash injury, many will either voluntarily reduce their hours or stay off work completely depending on the severity of their injury. By working less, they obviously lose out financially.

But don’t worry because we can account for this when helping you with a whiplash claim, even accounting for lost overtime hours as a result of the accident or injury.
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Can whiplash be delayed a couple of days?

The simple answer is yes – it can.

It’s actually very common to feel no symptoms on the actual day of an accident. The symptoms of whiplash will typically develop over the course of the 12-48 hours following the incident. Many people feel totally fine directly after the incident has occurred and then will wake up perhaps the next day or two days after with the pain and stiffness associated with whiplash injuries.
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What is the lowest level of compensation you can claim for a whiplash injury?

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I don’t know what it is about whiplash claims that seem to spur the need to find out how much you can claim for. Whilst the value of a potential claim is often a question on accident victims’ lips, it is almost always asked when the victim is suffering whiplash in a car accident.

Sometimes the reason is because people are being offered amounts to settle directly with the insurers. Well if you have come across our site and this applies to you, I have some very bad news for you indeed!
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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…
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Whiplash claim fees capped at 25%

It’s common now for a law firm to take 25% of your whiplash claim payout if the case is successful. The government stopped lawyers recovering a Success Fee from the other side and this can now be taken from your payout; but it is capped at 25%.

So with the cap set at 25%, the market rate for lawyers has settled on 25% – but some lawyers are taking much more to cover additional fees, and some are demanding upfront payments too.

So what are your best options?
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Understanding how whiplash valuations are made

Here at The Injury Lawyers we deal with whiplash injuries on a daily basis. In fact, we would describe ourselves as whiplash injury experts because we have dealt with hundreds of claims for compensation for whiplash injuries. We are therefore well aware that, although many people do encounter whiplash symptoms, the suffering that follows differs from person to person. 

No one whiplash injury is the same as the next; although it may be very similar. These whiplash injuries generally tend to arise from road traffic accidents, but could equally occur from playing sport; for example rugby.
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Is it worth claiming for whiplash compensation?

If you are reading this blog you may have just been diagnosed with whiplash and you may be wondering how much your claim may be worth, and if it’s worthwhile claiming at all. I’m here to give you an idea of how claims for whiplash are valued by a solicitor, and also to run you through some of the additional benefits you may receive by claiming:
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Whiplash symptoms, payouts and claim process

Whiplash can be a funny old injury – and I don’t mean “ha ha” funny, I mean strange and unpredictable funny, with many sufferers going through all sorts of weird and wonderful side effects and symptoms.

Whiplash really does affect different people in different ways. Yes – if you are involved in a high speed collision with a high velocity impact, it’s likely you will suffer more than if you were involved in a low speed, low velocity impact. But that being said, two different people in the same accident can end up with entirely different levels of whiplash severity and symptoms.
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Whiplash neck sprain compensation claims

Whiplash is a common injury that occurs frequently after road traffic accidents. Whiplash injuries usually recover on their own, in time; however it’s always best to seek medical attention. If you damage your neck in an accident medics may advise that it is best to keep the neck moving and prescribe you pain killers to ease the pain. It is best that you inform your doctor how you encountered the injury, they will then put this in your medical records.
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