Have you recently been hurt in accident that was not of your making? If you were hurt in a vehicle collision, and after consulting a doctor you were diagnosed with whiplash, then you may be able to make a chronic whiplash claim.
The compensation for whiplash depends on the severity of the injury and the duration of your recovery.
What is whiplash? Whiplash is a neck injury that has resulted from trauma to the area. The force of this trauma places strain on the muscles and soft tissues in your neck, which can lead to a variety of painful and distressing symptoms including:
- Neck pain;
- Shoulder pain;
- Pins and needles in your arms and legs;
- Stiffness; and
- Spine pain.
A chronic whiplash injury can cause symptoms that last for days or even months. These long-term symptoms are also known as chronic symptoms.
The first port of call when you have sustained a whiplash injury is your accident and emergency department, or your own doctor. After the diagnosis has been made, you can receive the appropriate treatment to help relieve your symptoms.
Physiotherapy and pain medication are not able to compensate you for loss of earnings or discomfort of your injury, though. This is where Accident Advice Helpline come in.
How much could be awarded in a chronic whiplash claim? Compensation awards can vary wildly from case to case, as every case is very different from one another.
To find out how much you could possibly be awarded in a chronic whiplash claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline today. We are a national law firm recommended by TV personality and consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
Recovery from this kind of injury can take days, weeks or even months — it all depends on the severity of your injuries. This will clearly have an impact on your finances, and will affect your ability to balance your household budget. This also can cause stress.
Accident Advice Helpline believe that individuals like you, who have sustained injuries in accidents that were not their fault, should always get the compensation they deserve.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today
It is quick and easy to find out with Accident Advice Helpline how much you may be able to claim. Try Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test, or just pick up the phone and call us on our free helpline 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 17th May 2014
Author: Louise Thacker