Whiplash Claims

We have specialist Whiplash Injury Claim Solicitors ready to help you across Great Britain.


Choosing a Whiplash Solicitor

If you have been involved in a car accident and suffered a whiplash injury, how do you know where to start? Do you ask a personal injury claims company to help you or do you go straight to a solicitor? And how do you know which whiplash solicitor is right for you? We discuss the importance of seeking legal advice and the qualities to look for in a whiplash solicitor below.

Why Do You Need Legal Advice After Whiplash?

When someone is described as the victim of personal injury, it means he/she has been injured as the result of another party’s actions. However, many are unsure as to which party should be held accountable for the accident and any subsequent whiplash injuries. That is where a lawyer can assist you; they will be able to use their professional knowledge to assess the details of your accident.

It is important not to delay in discussing your case with a solicitor. You need to remember that whiplash claims must be brought to the courts within three years of the accident - and although this may sound like plenty of time, making a claim can be a prolonged process involving witness statement, examinations and much, much more. The longer your solicitor has to progress your claim, the better.

What To Look For In A Whiplash Compensation Solicitor


Personal injury compensation law is a large field, and ideally you should try and find a solicitor with solid experience with whiplash claims. They will be able to give you expert advice and guidance meaning you have the best chance to get the compensation that you deserve.


Whilst each solicitor is qualified and regulated, often you will find junior staff with no qualifications will deal with your claim. Make sure you ask if your claim will be dealt with by an experienced whiplash solicitor.

To verify a legal team’s expertise further, check the credentials of the solicitor you are speaking to and ask whether their department has at least one member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel.


Quality communication is the key to the most efficient whiplash claims. You need to be well informed at all times so that you can make any necessary decisions during your whiplash claim.

Selecting a Whiplash Solicitor

Once you have a list of experienced whiplash solicitors, consider the following:

  1. Costs
    Your solicitor should be completely transparent about the amount they will charge you and how you are expected to pay this amount. Choose a lawyer who has a charging system that works for you, such as No Win No Fee (NOTE: If your case is successful your Solicitor will deduct up to a maximum of 25% of your final settlement or compensation award as payment for their fees. You can find out more about No Win No Fee arrangements and the potential costs that can be incurred by clicking here.)
  2. Benefits.
    Some law firms will provide a temporary car replacement and access to private medical treatment, all of which will help you during this difficult time.
  3. Do you like the solicitor?
    The claims process can take a couple of years, so not only do you need to trust your legal representative; you need to be able to work together.

Do You Have To Use The Solicitor Provided By Your Insurance Company?

When you contact your insurance company regarding your road traffic accident, it is likely they will urge you to use a particular law firm or solicitor to help you with your whiplash claim. However, you do not have to use their recommendation. It is your whiplash claim, and you are entitled to instruct whichever legal expert you wish.

Why Choose 1stClaims?

We are an ethical claims company of long standing, founded in 2005. Choosing 1stClaims means you will be put in contact with a solicitor specifically suited to your claim.

Contact Us

If you would like to speak to a whiplash solicitor, please get in touch today. Call us free now on 0800 2888 693 or complete our online Whiplash Claim Enquiry form and we will be in touch with you very soon.

When you call for an initial consultation, we will put you in touch with a specialist solicitor who will ask you details about the accident and your whiplash injuries. They will then use their professional knowledge to assess whether or not you are in a position to make a claim. If so, they will provide a detailed explanation about the claims process, handling every stage and supporting you every step of the way, right up until you are awarded the compensation you deserve.

We are here to help you from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday,
8.30am to 6pm on Saturday and 9am to 6pm on Sundays.


What Happens Next?

Complete a Quick Claim Enquiry and this is what you will benefit from:

  1. Advice on whether you can make a claim and how the claims process works from a specialist claims solicitor;
  2. Compensation - what can you claim for and how much are you likely to receive;
  3. Costs - your options for funding your claim; and
  4. An explanation of what will happen next if you decide to carry on and make a claim (how your solicitor will take care of everything for you).

All on a free, no obligation Quick Claim Enquiry Advice Call.

Call free now on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or make a Quick Claim Enquiry »

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