Compensation for Whiplash
Whiplash compensation is estimated by the Personal Injuries Board depending on the amount of time it will take for it to heal. For minor whiplash that heals within 12 months, the estimate on compensation is €14,400. If it takes two years to heal, estimated compensation is between €11,500 and €15,700. For whiplash injuries that do not heal, which is around 20% of all whiplash injuries, estimated compensation is between €15,900 and €78,400.
Whiplash and Other Neck Injuries
Whiplash and other neck injuries fall under an area of Irish law known as personal injury. Personal injury can occur without what we would commonly refer to as an accident. Neck injuries can occur because of overuse of the muscles, sudden movements, and even problems with your posture. Yet, the most common cause of a serious neck injury is a road traffic accident. Usually, whiplash and other neck injuries are the most reported injury in road traffic accidents where a vehicle is hit from behind. Whiplash can cause severe effects, including:
- Fracture to the vertebrae;
- Neck pain;
- Temporary or permanent paralysis;
- Aching muscles;
- Pain in the back or shoulders; and
- Muscle or joint stiffness.
Neck injuries, including whiplash, may often be thought of as minor, but their effects can last for a long time. Some people experience long-term disability. This type of injury can stop you from doing even daily tasks. You may even suffer when you simply try to turn your head from side to side.
If you think that you’re suffering from whiplash or another neck injury, get medical attention right away. Make sure that you keep a record of your medical treatment. Then, call on 01-6622822 to speak with Tiernan & Co. Solicitors. Once you are able to get a copy of the medical report from your doctor regarding your neck injury and its cause, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim.
What our Clients say:
K.D. Dublin 07/07/2013
“I was very happy with the services of Tiernan & Co, and in fact have recommended their services to two friends since my claim settled.”
S.M. Louth 20/01/2013
“When I was involved in a road traffic accident, I was unsure what to do. From the first time I contacted Tiernan & Co Solicitors until my case was finalised all members of staff kept me updated. They kept things simple, so it was easy for me to understand all aspects of my claim.”
N.G. Dublin 2 01/12/2012
“Mark and his staff main priority are their clients, I couldn't recommend this firm enough.”
S.D. Meath 04/10/2012
“I have been a client of Tiernan & Co for years now, Mark has dealt with my house purchase and sale, the probate of my fathers estate and a personal injury case on my behalf. Mark offers a highly professional service with a personal touch. I would recommend Mark to anyone in need of legal advice.”
F.B. Dublin 6 03/05/2010
“Any queries I had in relation to my personal injury claim were answered promptly and in a professional manner and in the end the compensation I received exceeded my expectations.”
C.B. Wexford 02/03/2013
“I always felt that the staff in Tiernan & Co had time to listen to me and respond to any question I asked. As a client I felt I was a priority.”
D.B. Dublin 13 01/08/2012
“As it was my first time claiming, I was unsure what to do. Mark and the staff at Tiernan & Co helped me through every stage of the process and answered any question I had, no matter how silly it sounded! To be kept updated throughout the whole claim made it much easier for me and in the end I couldn't have been happier with the outcome.”