Some of the car accident claims in Rutherglen that we here at Accident Advice Helpline help people to launch are for whiplash injury. It’s quite surprising, but even relatively minor RTAs can result in this type of injury, especially when the injury victim is totally unaware that it’s going to happen.
The most frequent cause of whiplash injury
Of course, nobody knows that an accident is about to happen; leastwise not until the very last second. But even in that short space of time you can brace yourself for the impact. However, with the most common type of whiplash, that which happens when a moving car drives into the back of a stationery car, 9 times out of 10, the people in the stationery vehicle are not aware of anything until the crash happens. Being totally unprepared, means that their necks suffer the full force of the whiplash motion with obvious consequences.
The root cause of whiplash pain
A whiplash injury comes about when the head is suddenly and forcefully rocked backwards and forwards (or sideways) and the tendons and ligaments in the neck get stretched There may be no real noticeable pain immediately after the accident. It usually takes between 6 and 12 hours to manifest itself. It’s often the inactivity of sleep that allows the pain to materialise overnight.
The many symptoms of whiplash injury
The symptoms that people suffer will depened to a certain extent on how severe the injury is. Generally speaking the most common symptoms include:
- A stiff neck
- Sharp pain each time you move your neck
- Pain in the upper arms and shoulders
- Pain in the small of your back
- Blurred vision
- Feelings of vertigo
- Problems with concentration
The symptoms of whiplash can last for up to about 32 days on average. With severe whiplash, officially termed chronic whiplash, the symptoms can persevere for as long as 12 months. Chronic whiplash is usually diagnosed once symptoms are still being felt after 6 months.
Estimating the compensation value of car accident claims in Rutherglen for a whiplash injury
In order to be able to claim compensation for any injury, the blame for the accident that caused it has to be attributable to someone else. When that is the case injury victims are entitled to be compensated according to law. The amount of compensation that could be awarded will depend on the severity and duration of the injury. Anyone raising car accident claims in Rutherglen for whiplash injury can get an estimate of how much this compensation might amount to be using the HOW MUCH compensation calculator that can be found on Accident Advice Helpline’s website. All it takes is about 30 seconds of anyone’s time.
Accident Advice Helpline’s injury claim helpline
The ‘no win, no fee’ service we operate here at Accident Advice Helpline is fast and easy to use and is wholly recommended by Esther Rantzen. For more information visit our website, or call our toll-free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from landlines, or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.
Date Published: 18th November 2014