Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in vehicle collision, usually occurring when vehicles are hit from the rear. Whiplash causes damage to the soft tissues of the neck, as a result of the head and neck being jolted suddenly forward. As a result of this damage neck pain and stiffness, headaches and dizziness can occur, with a number of people affected going on to suffer whiplash associated disorders.
Although rare, tinnitus, which causes a ringing sensation in the ears and can affect balance and hearing, affects an estimated 15 to 20% of those suffering head and neck injuries, and a number of people suffering whiplash injuries after a car accident. If this has happened to you, you could find yourself eligible to claim whiplash tinnitus compensation.
Am I suffering from tinnitus?
The most important thing to do after your accident is to seek medical advice, so that you can be properly assessed by a doctor. If you’re suffering from whiplash, you’ll normally be advised to keep your neck as mobile as possible with special exercises, and use over-the-counter pain relief to ease the pain – you’ll probably also need to take a few days or weeks off work. If symptoms persist for longer than a few weeks, or if you suffer other symptoms such as severe headaches, hearing loss or tinnitus, then you may need medical treatment and more time off.
Claiming whiplash tinnitus compensation can help you out financially if your finances have suffered after taking time off work. Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers work on a no win no fee basis, which means anybody who has been injured in a road traffic accident can afford to make a claim with us.
Should I claim whiplash tinnitus compensation?
If another driver is to blame for your accident, then you’re entitled to be compensated for your injuries. Tinnitus may not seem like the most serious injury, but it can be debilitating and painful, making it impossible for you to work or enjoy life until you have recovered. This can also affect your finances and raise your stress levels, so making a claim for compensation is a good move.
Why not get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today to find out if you could make a claim for compensation? Just call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 5659 and we’ll be able to tell you if you have a viable claim.