Average settlement for whiplash

One of the most common side effects of a car crash is a whiplash injury. Accident Advice Helpline can help you get compensation for your injury, but first it is important to understand exactly what whiplash is and how it can affect you.

Neck injury

Whiplash is the name used to describe the pain and discomfort you can feel in your neck after a sudden impact, such as a car crash. Often if your car is hit from behind, the impact will push your head forward and then it jerks back, and it is this sort of movement which can injure the tissues in your neck and cause a lot of pain. Not everyone who is involved in an accident will have whiplash, but if you are involved in a car crash and find that in the days immediately following you have stiffness, pain or tenderness in your neck, you are probably suffering from whiplash.

Treatment

There is no miracle cure for whiplash and some sufferers find that their pain can last for weeks or even months. Accident Advice Helpline are the industry experts in claiming compensation for clients who have been injured in a car accident which was not their fault and are suffering from whiplash, and as Accident Advice Helpline operate on a no win no fee basis there is no risk attached to getting what you are entitled to. In the meantime, the medical experts agree that moving your neck rather than keeping it still in a neck brace is the best way to repair damage, and pain killers can help with the discomfort. Stronger painkillers from your doctor may be better than those which can be bought over the counter.

Compensation

The average settlement for whiplash is almost £3,000 but the exact amount of a payout will depend on several factors such as whether other injuries were sustained as well and how severely the whiplash is affecting the client. The easiest way to find out whether you are entitled to the average settlement for whiplash or not is to speak to the experts. The friendly and professional staff at Accident Advice Helpline have many years of experience in taking clients through the process of getting their whiplash compensation and they should be your first point of contact if you suffer this sort of injury.

This post was written by jnewel0

Last updated on February 13th, 2014 at 5:19 am,