Yorkshire Woman Wins £185,000 Damages for Whiplash Injuries

Published: 26th May 2015

Liddy’s Solicitors helped a Yorkshire woman who suffered life changing whiplash injuries to settle her damages claim for just over £185,000.

She was involved in a very nasty road traffic accident which caused her ongoing neck and back problems. The vast majority of whiplash type injuries do settle down, usually within three or six months. However, they can last a lifetime, as in the case of this lady.

The effects of her injuries resulted in the woman having to give up her job, which required a lot of driving. Instead she took up a teaching role, earning less than she had been.

Both orthopaedic and neurological experts agreed that the claimant’s symptoms were genuine but, of course, there was nothing physically for them to see. We instructed a pain management consultant and a physiotherapist who worked together to change the way she lived her life to minimise her symptoms.

The claimant received damages for her injuries, for her loss of earnings into the future and for the additional assistance that she will need to look after her child, because of her difficulty with lifting weight.