The amount of compensation will depend on a few things, such as time lost from work, medical bills and replacement for your car if applicable, but the bottom line is how good your solicitor is.
There are several ways to go about making a claim for compensation: The good, the bad and the horrible. Let’s deal with the horrible way first.
Never, and it can’t be stated strong enough, never deal directly with the insurance company of the responsible party. The insurance company is not going to care about getting you a fair settlement.
Compensation & Insurance Companies
Of course, if an accident is not your fault, and you are injured, the insurance company is responsible for providing you with reimbursement. They are not going to be open an honest about how much you should be receiving. That would be a conflict of interest on their part.
The insurance company is going to offer you the lowest possible amount they can get away with. They must pay your medical bills, but all of the rest is quite negotiable. The amount of pain and suffering, how much time off work you should have to take and even what your vehicle was worth.
You deserve to have all the time required for adequate recovery from your injury paid for. You deserve to have a car of like quality. You certainly deserve to be paid for your pain and suffering.
The next method of making a claim for whiplash compensation is to deal with a claim adjuster. That sounds like a reasonable way to go about things. They promise to do all that nasty paperwork for you, and deal with the insurance companies directly, but that’s not exactly what happens. They simply get all of your information, and sell it to a solicitor who will get you a settlement from the insurance company.
That’s bad for two reasons. First of all, they are making money off of your whiplash compensation claim. No one should benefit from your injury but you. Their interest is not in securing you the best car accident compensation solicitor; they are only interested in getting you the solicitor that will give them the best payment for bringing you to them. Of course you will still have to pay the solicitor’s fees. When you get representation this way, you have to pay whether you win or lose, because the solicitor has to make back the money they paid for your case.
The best way to go about making a claim for whiplash compensation is to find a qualified solicitor who has your best interest at heart. We have helped tens of thousands of people get the money they should receive, and we never take a payment from you unless we win your case.
The difference between handling a whiplash compensation claim the right way and handling it the wrong way can be thousands of pounds out of your pocket. Handle it the right way by calling our offices, and get the help you need to get better, and get on with your life.