Whiplash Claims and Compensation Solicitors

Paschal O’Hare Solicitors has been handling whiplash claims in Belfast and across Northern Ireland for over 50 years. We understand how upsetting and painful whiplash can be. Our whiplash solicitors are here to take care of the claims process at no cost to you, making sure you receive the whiplash injury compensation you deserve.

We are here to alleviate your stress and help you get your life back on track. If you’ve been injured in an accident, our expert whiplash claims and compensation solicitors are standing by to help.

Whiplash Injury Compensation Solicitors in Belfast & Northern Ireland

Our whiplash solicitors pride themselves on being able to seamlessly guide you through the entire claims process. We have successfully helped thousands of whiplash injury victims over the past 50 years. We use our extensive experience to ensure that you receive the best possible result.

Our expert whiplash accident solicitors will always fight in your corner and provide you with the best legal advice in Northern Ireland. We’re here to help. Our firm offers free consultation and will guide you through the entire claims process. 

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury caused by your neck rapidly jerking backwards or forwards.  The force of the head movement stretches and sometimes tears muscles and ligaments in your neck, causing significant pain and discomfort. 

Whiplash injuries are typically associated with road traffic accidents, typically occurring when a car is rear-ended by another vehicle. However, it is worth noting that the impact can come from any direction. Whiplash injuries can also be sustained while taking part in contact sports, horse riding, and even slips or trips. 

What are some common symptoms of whiplash?

There are many whiplash symptoms, the most common being:

  • Neck pain
  • Neck stiffness 
  • Pain when moving your head 
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness or nausea
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Muscle spasms
  • Back pain

Sometimes the pain can be immediate, while in other cases it may take days for the pain to develop. Swelling or bruising may not be immediately apparent as well. It is often the case that pain and discomfort is felt the day after your accident. The injury can often impact your ability to drive, work, and sleep.

How can I claim for a whiplash injury?

You are legally entitled to bring a whiplash claim in Northern Ireland if you were involved in an accident that resulted in a whiplash injury. However, you must bring your claim within 3 years of the date of the accident.

If you have any questions related to this or any other aspect of your whiplash accident or injury, please feel free to stop by our offices in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus or reach out to one of our whiplash solicitors today.

How does a whiplash claim process work in Northern Ireland?

If you’ve suffered from a whiplash injury in Northern Ireland and want to make a whiplash claim, here is how the process usually works:

  • Firstly, contact our solicitors if you sustained a whiplash injury within the past 3 years. 
  • Secondly, your solicitor then gathers evidence related to the accident and assesses your injuries.
  • Thirdly, once medical evidence is assessed, we will establish the level of compensation you could receive.
  • Fourthly, our solicitors will negotiate with an insurer to reach a settlement that you’re happy with. 
  • Lastly, you receive the compensation you deserve.

Please feel free to reach out to our solicitors if you have any questions about the whiplash claims process. 

How long will my whiplash claim take?

It can be difficult to determine how long your whiplash claim will take. This is because your claim is linked to the complexity of the whiplash injury itself and how it impacted your way of life. However, our solicitors will be able to advise you once you have spoken to them about the extent of your injuries. If you have been involved in a whiplash accident in Belfast or anywhere in Northern Ireland, speak to our solicitors to find out how we can help. 

How much whiplash compensation will I receive?

We understand that not all injuries are the same, and they impact different people in different ways. Whiplash compensation is awarded based on the severity of the injury as well as financial loss you may have suffered. As a general guide: 

These injuries are associated with a protracted period of recovery.

Symptoms can be moderate & recovery usually takes place within a 2-year period.

Severe whiplash injuries result in serious limitation of movement and usually associated with permanent pain. 

We have developed a helpful claim compensation calculator in order to provide you with additional guidance on average whiplash settlement.

If you suffered a whiplash injury in Belfast or anywhere in Northern Ireland and have any questions about your whiplash injury claim, please feel free to speak with one of our expert whiplash solicitors by calling 0800 020 9311.

Choose the best whiplash solicitors in Northern Ireland

If you suffered a whiplash injury or are experiencing neck pain, choose the best rated whiplash claims solicitors in Northern Ireland. We specialise in pursuing whiplash compensation and special damages such as loss of earnings and, when applicable, car repair or replacement. Furthermore, we use our extensive knowledge of the legal system to help you determine the right course of action. 

It is vital that you seek legal advice after an accident because there is a time limit for making a claim. By contacting us, we will ensure that you get the right advice as quickly as possible so that you can begin to get your life back on track. 

We have extensive experience dealing with whiplash compensation claims that resulted from accidents on roads in Northern Ireland. If you’ve been involved in a car accident and your experiencing whiplash, contact Paschal O’Hare Solicitors by calling 0800 020 9311 or complete our enquiry form to find out how we can help. Alternatively, please visit our offices in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus. 

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Whiplash Claims in Northern Ireland FAQs

No Win No Fee is not allowed in Northern Ireland. In the event that you win your whiplash claim, all of your fees are usually paid by the opposing side’s insurer.

If you win your whiplash claim, you don’t pay a penny. The defendant’s insurer typically pays your compensation as well as solicitors fees.

Unfortunately, we specialise in whiplash claims that take place in Northern Ireland.  We would not be able to assist you if the injury was sustained in another country.

In May 2021, the British government introduced sweeping changes that impacted the whiplash claims process. However, these changes do not apply to Northern Ireland.

It is unlikely that your case will go to trial, as most whiplash claims settle out of court. In the event that it does, rest assure that we will represent you every step of the way. We are here to ensure the best possible outcome for you.

When making a whiplash claim, you need to prove that your injuries were someone else’s fault. Our solicitors will gather evidence in order to determine this. It is important that you provide us with as much information as possible, including photographs and statements, in order to help with this process.

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