could be more tho. what should i do with it? would like to save it, but what sort of account? can someone explain the choices in plain english. ideally an account where i can withdraw it if i give notice.
i suffered whiplash and bad bruising to my neck. it also put me off driving for quite a while, my 2nd lesson after the accident i totally lost it and couldnt carry on. it took 6months before i would even try again.
i couldnt use my old sling for dd3 as it pulled too much on my shoulder and neck so had to buy a new one. i generally have a stiff neck all the time, but dont like to take strong painkillers as am breastfeeding dd3. so only take paracetamol if its really bad.
You could always put it in premium bonds. No monthly interest, but the chance of a win, big or small every month, and you can get your money back out anytime you want by sending off a form from the post office.
Internet savings accounts usually have the best interest rates, but sometimes - like with nationwide you have to have a current account with them though. Egg have an online account, as to smile and both pay good rates - you wouldn't loose your money at all. At the mo cos savings rates are quite small you'd only get about £50-60 per year in interest though, but you'd still have your £1000
Premium bonds don't lose money, but you are not guaranteed to make anything either. But you could win up to £1 million, they have a prize draw with various prizes every month. You can always get your money out at any time.
Do you pay tax? If so, look around at the building societies, and look for a cash ISA with a higher interest rate (just compare them, pick the highest). Most cash ISA's allow you to withdraw with little or no notice period. ISAs pay interest without deducting tax.
If you don't pay tax, you can go for an ordinary account, such as the ING internet account, which pays a good rate of interest. but bear in mind that tax will be deducted on interest, and you'll have to claim it back from the inland revenue, so an ISA might still be easier.
someone went into the back of me over 15 years ago and I had mild whiplash and got 2.5K (no after-effects from it either)
someone knocked DH off his bike he got 2.75K (I knew enough by now to have rejected first offer)
have you got a solicitor involved (not one of these no win no fee people) .. if you have legal cover on your house insurance it will cover this .. you should've had a medical examination and also detail all the long-term problems
its being dealt with AAH, tbh i'm not too worried about it, anything is a bonus in my eyes. the lorry drivers insurence company will be paying for private physio as well.
have been told that 1k is the lowest, it could be higher, will be seeing medical examiner soon.
just wanted to check you weren't being done out of your dues
personally it depends on when you might need the money - I'd put it in a high-interest internet account if you want good access or premium bonds if you want a flutter ... (you get the money back as invested but it will take 2 weeks to get hold of it)