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Claims relating to whiplash injury compensation are amongst the most common types of no win no fee injury claim. Whiplash can have very serious consequences and cause months of distress and discomfort to people, and we understand how suffering from a such painful injury can be more than just a pain in the neck.
Claiming compensation after an injury such as whiplash should be seen as being about more than just getting a cash compensation settlement as making a claim can actually help you to recover more quickly. This is because you can also access privately funded rehabilitation therapies as part of your claim.
One of the most important reasons to avoid delaying making a claim for whiplash injury compensation is that in most cases, during the claims process, your Direct2Compensation specialist injury compensation solicitor will also seek to obtain rehabilitation therapy at the cost of the insurers who are liable for your claim. Of course, this will only happen once the defending insurers have admitted liability for the accident that caused your whiplash condition.
Obtaining an admission of liability in road traffic accident claims is usually achieved quickly in most cases and as we can easily advise you whether you have a valid claim for whiplash injury compensation, accessing the relevant rehabilitation therapies at an early stage is also possible. All parties wish for the speediest of recoveries. It really is in everyone’s interests that you are able to recover from your whiplash symptoms and return to normal life, working and being active as soon as possible.
Whiplash rehabilitation therapies
Knowing what whiplash is and whether you have it is an easy question to answer and certainly one that most GP or A&E doctors can answer with one simple assessment when you present to them after your accident.
As fantastic as the NHS is at dealing with immediate trauma, sometimes due to a lack of funding or sheer demand, accessing the rehabilitation therapies that can really help with recovery from injuries such as whiplash can be difficult and take many months of waiting. In most cases, by the time people suffering from whiplash injuries contact us to start their claim for compensation, they have not had any rehabilitation therapy whatsoever and have only had painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs that were prescribed to them initially. Many have been referred to their NHS physiotherapy provider, but with waiting lists often approaching 6 months, it can feel like it is not worth bothering.
By making a no win no fee claim for whiplash injury compensation, your solicitor will be in touch with the insurers who are responsible for the vehicle that caused the accident, your injuries and other losses to argue as to the level of compensation settlement that you should receive. The value of the injury settlement for a whiplash claim will be decided on any medical evidence that supports your claim. Also, your specialist whiplash injury solicitor will work with the 3rd party for a course of suitable rehabilitation therapies to help you recover more quickly from your whiplash related symptoms. The costs for these therapies will be met by the insurers, not be deducted from your injury compensation settlement and because they are privately funded, there will not be long waits and access to the therapy will be speedy and easy. Appointments for treatments will be made at a provider local to you and at a time to suit you. Indeed, the first appointment will be made for you and you will then be free to arrange the remainder at dates and times to suit you. Regularly, it will be agreed that a course of 3,6, 9 or possibly more sessions will be provided for you (based on the advice of the therapist treating your injury).
Common types of rehabilitation therapy provided for people making claims for injury compensation after a whiplash injury include:
- Massage Therapy
- Personal training
Physiotherapy and osteopathy are the two most recommended courses of treatment, and it has been shown that people claiming compensation for whiplash injuries recover more quickly when they are provided with a course of rehabilitation by the defendant insurers alongside a claim for a whiplash injury cash settlement.