A low speed impact can still cause a personal injury such as whiplash. Even a mild whiplash injury can have a negative impact on your life during the recovery period. Michal Lewin solicitors can help you claim compensation for the injury you have sustained; if you have sustained any financial losses as a result of your accident we will endeavour to recover these too.
When you make a claim for personal injury compensation your case will be assessed to determine the amount you are to be awarded. Two main elements are taken into consideration when your award amount is being assessed; general damages and special expenses.
General damages is the part of the compensation that is paid for the injury you have sustained the suffering you have had to endure and for any loss of amenity you have sustained. Loss of amenity is not being able to do something that you were easily able to do prior to the accident such as taking your children to play in the park. The nature and extent of your inures is taken into consideration and you are awarded compensation based on the part of your body that has been injured the severity of that injury and the time it has taken you to heal.
Special damages is the element of you compensation that makes provisions for any losses that have happened to you through no fault of your own. Special damages refers to any financial loss you have suffered. If for example you have to travel a 100 mile round trip twice a week in order to receive treatment and you had to pay parking fees at the hospital you will be able to claim this back providing you have kept proof of the journeys. You can also claim back bus or train tickets if you have to use public transport because you were unable to drive.
You should seek medical advice from your GP even if you have been involved in a low speed impact collision because you can develop whiplash injuries up to 24 hours after the incident has occurred. By seeking medical advice your GP may be able to offer you advice that will help prevent your injury being exacerbated further.
The personal injury team at Michael Lewin were able to secure Mr A a total of £1860.00 in personal injury compensation after he was injured through no fault of his own at the age of 51. Mr A’s compensation award was perfectly satisfactory and covered both elements of the compensation award for the circumstances after Mr A’s accident.
If you have been involved in a low impact crash but you have still sustained a whiplash injury Michael Lewin Solicitors can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to. To find out if you are eligible to make a claim call: 0844 844 8180.