How To Claim for Whiplash After a Car Accident in Australia

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Have you been the victim of a car or road accident as the driver or passenger? Are you now suffering from  trauma or personal injuries as a result? Car accident whiplash, back and head injuries are common, and if you’ve experienced them, you may be entitled to compensation.

Here, we break down how to claim for whiplash after a car accident. In Australia, the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 entitles eligible victims of  road accidents to seek damages for injuries as a result (or partly as a result) of the negligence of another party (the driver or owner of a motor vehicle). All registered vehicles in NSW carry Green Slip Insurance to cover those accident victims. If you’re in any doubt, contact one of our experienced car accident lawyers to explain further.


Whiplash compensation payouts

While it is challenging to generalise about how much compensation you are entitled to without understanding the nuances of you case, whiplash compensation payouts in Australia can be settled up to $20,000. While most whiplash injuries only last for a couple of weeks causing mild discomfort or headaches, sever whiplash injuries can cause on-going symptoms wherein you would be entitled to a larger payout.

How to claim for whiplash after car accident: infographic

Read the below infographic for a more detailed explanation as to what ‘whiplash’ is and how to make a claim for whiplash after a car accident. Remember, there are personal injury claim time limits to consider, so get in touch with a personal injury lawyer today.

how to claim for whiplash after car accident

How to claim for whiplash after car accident: summary

  1. Take pictures and make notes about the incident
  2. Ask for police records
  3. Seek medical treatment, even if your neck pain is not severe
  4. Keep records of all your medical expenses
  5. Keep a record of any resulting loss of income

With road accident claims, it’s important to speak to a reputable law firm as soon as possible to get the maximum amount of compensation from your whiplash injury claim. The compensation lawyers at Owen Hodge are ready to take your call.

If you have been involved in a road accident and are seeking legal advice, please do not hesitate to contact Owen Hodge Lawyers on 1800 770 780 and speak to an experienced lawyer about your common law claim.  We will walk you through the claims process and ensure you get the whiplash injury compensation payout you deserve.

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