On 31st May 2021 the law changed in respect of making a claim after a road traffic accident. If you suffer a whiplash injury, then it is unlikely that we will be able to recover any legal fees. Further the value of the whiplash claim will be reduced and fall within a fixed tariff scheme.
What is Whiplash
For accidents on or after 31st May 2021 the law will define whiplash injuries as any soft tissue injury to the neck, back or shoulder.
Tariff Based Damages
The government will fix the value of the claim for whiplash based upon a fixed tariff system. The damages will be fixed as follows:-
|Duration of injury||Amount|
|Not more than 3 months||£240|
|More than 3 months, but not more than 6 months||£495|
|More than 6 months, but not more than 9 months||£840|
|More than 9 months, but not more than 12 months||£1,320|
|More than 12 months, but not more than 15 months||£2,040|
|More than 15 months, but not more than 18 months||£3,005|
|More than 18 months, but not more than 24 months||£4,215|
Can I Still Claim?
Yes. We will continue to represent people who have suffered whiplash injury. We will also continue to provide a high level of service, including home visits by a solicitor and the use of an orthopaedic surgeon rather than a GP to produce medical reports.
Contact Grace Newbold, Solicitor if you want to make a whiplash claim. 0114 2678780