The Laws For Whiplash Compensation Have Changed
The introduction of the Civil Liabilities Act 2018 means that whiplash injuries suffered in car accidents from June 1st 2021 are now calculated differently.
For whiplash injuries, as defined in the Act as “a soft tissue injury or a sprain, strain, tear, rupture or lesser damage of a muscle, tendon or ligament in the neck, back or shoulder” two new tariffs have been put in place.
The Law Remain The Same For Non Whiplash Related Injuries In Car Accidents
If your injuries are not as defined in the Act as whiplash related, you are still entitled to compensation under the Judicial Board Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases.
Use our calculator below to see how much you may be able to claim.
How To Use Our Car Accident Compensation Claims Calculator
Just click on each of the three drop-down menus until you match up to the part of your body, affected area and severity of your injury. Click the button to find out the amount.
Calculate how much you could claim
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The amounts listed are based on average settlement figures awarded by Judges at Trial and are intended to ensure a fair settlement is reached.
Please be aware that compensation amounts vary on a case by case basis. These figures are intended only as a guide towards what your claim may be worth.
As part of claiming with Bott and Co, you will undergo an independent medical assessment. It is following this assessment, that we will know an accurate amount of compensation we may be able to claim for you.
There are a large number of factors that go into calculating the amount of compensation a person may receive after a car accident when the injured party was not at fault.
How Accurate Is Your Car Accident Compensation Calculator?
The amounts listed in our calculator are based on average settlement figures awarded by Judges at Trial. The figures are accurate as of October 2021.
The calculator does not take into account any out of pocket expenses you may also be able to claim, or any fees a solicitor may deduct for their legal services.
The amounts listed in our calculator are based on average settlement figures awarded by Judges at Trial.
Please speak with our specialist car accident claim solicitors to discuss the specifics of your case. A free claim consultation with one of our team is the quickest way to know how much you may be able to claim.
Most consultations take no more than 5 to 10 minutes. Our team is available through phone or web chat, or you can complete our online form to schedule a time that suits you.
How Are Car Accident Claims Calculated?
For non whiplash related claims, the total amount of compensation a person may receive is calculated by combining two figures.
First, General Damages are calculated based on guidance from the Judicial Board Guidelines. These guidelines suggest a compensation amount based on the severity of your injury.
Please read our guide to claiming for a car accident for a comprehensive list of compensation amounts.
The second figure is known as Special Damages. This is the total of all out of pocket expenses you may have incurred relating to your accident.
Special Damages You May Be Able to Claim For
- Damage to your vehicle
- Damage to your possessions
- Insurance Excess
- Prescription costs
- Medical care, including Physio & Rehab
- Prescription costs
- Travel expenses. (including travel to appointments and parking)
- Loss of earnings, future and past that are directly concerned with the incident and injury.
- Any loss of job opportunities, promotions, bonuses or pensions.
- Costs relating to the adaptation of your home, if required.
- Any household assistance or care you may require.
No Win No Fee Car Accident Compensation Claims
Our car accident claims team has almost 300 years of combined legal experience. Completely independent of insurers, we act only in your best interests to help you claim the amount of compensation you’re legally entitled.
Our legal services are offered on a no win no fee basis, meaning there is no financial risk to you when claiming.
What Are Success Fees?
Similarly to most law firms, for successful claims, a fee for our services is deducted.
However, unlike many firms, we do not make any deductions from the amount of compensation you’ll receive for some of the out of pocket expenses we recover for you.
This can make the overall amount of compensation you receive considerably higher than what you may receive with another firm.
We will not deduct our fees from any of the following Special Damages we may be able to claim on your behalf.
- Medical care.
- Past loss of earnings
- Home adaptations.
- Vehicle damage
Find Out If You Can Claim
Our experienced legal team are usually able to advise you if you can claim on your initial call, which will take no longer than 5 to 10 minutes.SPEAK TO OUR LEGAL TEAM