If you’ve been involved in a recent road traffic accident, use our whiplash claims calculator below to discover the amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive for your injuries.
With the introduction of the Civil Liabilities Act 2018, the amount of compensation you can claim for whiplash injuries is now based on the length of time you suffer from your injuries.
What Is The Amount Of Compensation You Can Claim For A Whiplash Injury?
Under the Civil Liabilities Act, the compensation amounts for whiplash range from £240 to £4,345.
If your injuries last no more than three months, you may be able to claim £240. However, you may be able to claim up to £4,345 if your injuries last between 18 and 24 months and you suffered with psychological injuries.
Compensation amounts are based on the duration of your injuries and whether you suffered psychological injuries.
New Whiplash Compensation Claim Amounts
|Duration Of Injury||Lower Tariff (without psychological injuries)||Upper Tariff (with psychological injuries)|
|Not more than 3 months||£240||£260|
|More than 3 months but not more than 6 months||£495||£520|
|More than 6 months but not more than 9 months||£840||£895|
|More than 9 months but not more than 12 months||£1,320||£1,390|
|More than 12 months but not more than 15 months||£2,040||£2,125|
|More than 15 months but not more than 18 months||£3,005||£3,100|
|More than 18 months but not more than 24 months||£4,215||£4,345|
An additional 20% may be claimed in “exceptional circumstances.” An example may be where the injury is exceptionally severe, or the circumstances have led to increased pain and suffering.
The amounts above only relate to “whiplash injuries.” Under the new laws, this is defined 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.”
How Much Compensation Can I Claim For Non-Whiplash Injuries?
While the law is currently not clear, you may be able to claim additional compensation if your injuries are not limited to your neck, back or shoulder. For these injuries, compensation is calculated by combining the compensation you may receive for both General and Special Damages.
Compensation for General Damages relates to the severity of your injuries and the care you may require while you recover.
Compensation for Special Damages reimburses you for all of the out of pocket expenses you may have incurred due to your accident.
You can use our compensation calculator below to see how much you may be able to claim for non whiplash injuries.
How To Use Our Whiplash 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. Then, click the button to find out the amount.
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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. Following this assessment, we will know an accurate amount of compensation we may be able to claim for you.
These amounts are for your general damages. You may also be able to claim for special damages.
How Accurate Is Your Calculator?
The amounts listed in our calculator are based on average settlement figures awarded by Judges at Trial. The figures are accurate as of February 2022.
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.
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.
Choosing The Right Solicitor
Our whiplash 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.
Unlike most firms, we don’t deduct fees for certain types of out of pocket expenses we’ll claim for on your behalf. This means you may receive significantly more when claiming with us than with another firm.
Is The Offer I Receive From The Insurance Company The Best Offer I’m Going To Get?
The offer you receive from your insurance company will rarely be the best offer you’ll get. We recommend you speak with our solicitors to discover your legal rights following your injury and the level of compensation you may receive.
Can I Claim For Mild Whiplash?
Yes, as long as you’ve suffered an injury and there is medical evidence to support your claim.
How Long Does The Process Take?
Each claim is different, and the process length depends on how complicated the case is. A conversation with one of our solicitors is the best starting point for you to understand the unique nature and potential length of your claim.
If I Talk With You About My Claim, Am I Under Any Obligation To Claim With You?
Not at all, you can speak with us with no obligation to pursue a claim.
If My Injury Is Not Listed, Can I Still Claim For Whiplash?
Please call our legal advisors so that we can understand your claim better. We can then advise if you have a legal right to claim.
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