If you are involved in an accident and are lucky enough to walk away with no apparent injuries, you may still have an unpleasant surprise in store. Whiplash injuries can take from 6 to 12 hours to rear their ugly head, and you may be in for even more serious issues.
Accident Advice Helpline are experts when it comes to helping careful motorists deal with personal injury claims, this article will show you how and why you should claim for these symptoms.
What is whiplash?
A large proportion of motor accidents result in whiplash, this is because of the sudden movements that our bodies are subject to after our car has been impacted by another vehicle. Once your car has been hit in an accident, your head will experience a sudden and violent movement that causes the tendons and fibres to become stretched.
Rear-end impacts are particularly notorious for causing whiplash and the pain does not always end there. You will suffer from neck pain and stiffness, loss of movement in the neck and a myriad of other unpleasant symptoms. In the most extreme cases, you can lose your memory, suffer from poor concentration and even become disabled.
Why you should claim
Just imagine that you have been involved in a motor accident that was not your fault, and the results are whiplash. You may lose your job and could even end up becoming disabled, and none of this was your fault.Open Claim Calculator
Of course you should claim for financial compensation, especially if your livelihood suffers as a result. Remember that Accident Advice Helpline is here to help and we are waiting for your call.
How to claim for Whiplash
If you are involved in a motor accident that was no fault of your own, even if you have no visible injuries, you should visit your local hospital for treatment. There are many symptoms that can be interpreted as whiplash but it is vital that you have a medical report that agrees with one of these symptoms.
Some whiplash symptoms can take even longer than 12 hours to appear. If you are in any doubt, you should call us on our 24/7 freephone number immediately.
How we can help
Accident Advice Helpline will ask you a series of questions as part of our 30-second compensation test, we can usually tell you the results straight away.
We are proud to have Esther Rantzen as our patron and have been helping people claim for whiplash claims since 2000. We work on a 100% no win no fee basis and we’re waiting for your call now.