Whiplash is a term used to described a neck injury caused a by violent, sudden movement of the head backwards, forwards or sideways such as experienced during a road traffic collision. The injury itself refers to the stretching and damaging of the tendons in your neck.
Whiplash can be extremely painful and the symptoms can often be hard to diagnose. Some of the more common symptoms of whiplash include:
- neck pain
- tenderness or stiffness of the neck muscles
- reduced movement
Although whiplash is a term most often associated with road traffic accidents, it is in fact possible to develop whiplash from other sources.
What else could cause whiplash?
There are a number of accidents that could cause you to suffer whiplash, for example, a serious slip, trip or fall could be enough to cause enough a violent movement of the head. It is also possible to develop whiplash whilst playing contact sports such as rugby or boxing.
Perhaps the most unusual source of whiplash is, in fact, music concerts. Whiplash can also be brought on from music concerts in a number of ways. Such as an over-enthusiastic reveler nodding their head too vigorously to the music or engaging in crowd surfing. Although crowd surfing may seem like a fun idea, it is in fact extremely dangerous and could result in whiplash or other head, neck and shoulder injuries.
Making a claim for whiplash
Whiplash can be an excruciatingly painful condition and it’s important not to suffer in silence. If you’ve suffered from a whiplash injury within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline
We are one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury compensation including road traffic collisions and slips, trips and falls. Our expert legal team can help you get the amount of compensation you deserve.
Over our 15 years’ experience, we have helped many people in their pursuit for justice. All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis and you will be under no obligation to proceed with any claim for compensation that might be discussed over the phone.
Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information. Alternatively, take our 30-second test online, to determine, in just a few clicks, whether or not you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice