Average car crash compensation payout



If you are looking to make a compensation claim following a car crash you may be wondering what the average compensation payout is for your particular injury. For help and assistance with your compensation claim call 02392 484 244.


What would be the average compensation payout for a whiplash injury

Whiplash is a common injury for drivers involved in car crashes/accidents. This is because most collisions involve a rapid deceleration, which when applied to the neck and shoulder area often cause this type of injury.

Approximate average whiplash compensation amounts for:

Minor whiplash injuries: £500 - £7000
Moderate whiplash injuries: £3000 - £25,000
Whiplash Neck fractures: £12,000 - £200,000


How are compensation amounts decided?

In general, compensation settlements are decided on a case-by-case basis as injuries and their effects will obviously vary from one person to the next.

Issues your appointed solicitor will consider when pursuing your claim settlement:

  • The level of pain and discomfort you suffered

  • Any specialist treatments you may need

  • If you end up with a permanent disability

  • If you need medical aids or equipment

  • Costs of personal carers.

  • Special building modifications to your home

  • Costs of adapted vehicles or mobility aids

  • If you lose income because of your injury



Other services we may be able to help you with

If you have had a non-fault road accident, we and our partners can provide you with a comprehensive accident aftercare service which includes accident repairs, like-for-like replacement car hire in addition to professional legal advice and assistance.

The costs of these services will be recovered from the at-fault driver's insurer on your behalf, so there is an alternative to a claim on your own insurance policy.

This means that you will have no excess charges to pay or any reductions in your no claims discount.

For more information or advice, please call us on 02392 484 244 or complete the form on the right of this page and an advisor will get in touch with you shortly.


No need to claim on your insurance

Anyone who has been involved in a road accident has the right to choose who repairs their vehicle. If you were responsible for the accident you were involved in, the company that insures your vehicle would normally deal with your accident claim.

However if you were not at-fault for the accident, you can choose to either claim on your own insurance policy or make a claim independently of your insurer. To find out more call 02392 484 244 and we will be happy to help.

We and our partners help thousands of people make independent accident claims. Our service enables motorists to get the help and assistance they need to resolve their accident related issues, with the costs being recovered directly from the at-fault driver on your behalf.

No excess to pay

Unfortunately even if an accident was not your fault, your insurer will almost certainly require you to pay your excess before any repair is started on your car.

This money should of course be recovered by an insurer at a later date, but with our service - you do not have to pay it at all.

By using our independent claims service, you are not making a claim on your insurance policy and so you will have no excess to pay.

Receive a like-for-like replacement hire vehicle

Not all insurance policies will include a replacement hire-car for you to use if yours is damaged and unroadworthy. In fact it is typically an 'optional extra' on your policy.

Other policies may offer a 'courtesy car' but this is often just a 'basic' saloon or hatchback which may not be suitable for your needs.

Car Call and its partners will provide a like-for-like replacement vehicle as part of our service. This means we will endeavour to supply a hire-vehicle that similar to your own in terms of its type, make and engine size.

So whether you drive a small hatchback or a prestige sports car, we will look to provide a similar hire-vehicle that suits your needs.

Manufacturer approved vehicle repairs

If you have been involved in a car accident, the last thing you want to have to worry about is the quality of the repairs to your car. We have a UK wide network of partner approved Accident Repair Centres available to all of our customers.

Many of our accident repair centres are have manufacturer approvals for specific brands, so if you require a manufacturer approved repair centre, simply tell your personal claim handler and they will ensure your vehicle goes to an approved repairer.

Want you vehicle repaired by a specific garage? No problem, we can alternatively use a repairer that you specify.

Legal Assistance

Our partner solicitors provide legal assistance as part of our service. They specialise in motor claims related issues, so you can be assured of the best possible advice and assistance.

They issues they can assist you with include:

  • Recovery of the cost of the replacement hire-vehicle
  • Recovery of the cost of uplifting your damaged vehicle
  • Recovery of all repair costs
  • Recovery of the cost of damaged of personal items
  • Seeking financial compensation for an injury