How do you get whiplash in Buckley? This is a question Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers are often asked by people contacting us about making personal injury claims. This is a question which we will attempt to answer, along with some information on making a successful personal injury compensation claim in this article.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a term that is used to describe a neck injury that is brought about by the sudden, and often violent, movement of the head in any direction under force.
How do you get whiplash in Buckley?
The most common cause of whiplash, as you may already know, is a sudden impact, usually as the result of a road traffic accident. This is not surprising because vehicles tend to move at high speeds and when they hit another vehicle, the impact can be so forceful that the head is violently thrown in one direction or another.
When this happens, damage to the muscle, tendons and soft tissues of the neck occurs, due to the fact they are rapidly extended, and this is what leads to a whiplash injury.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
The most common causes of whiplash include:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Shoulder pain
- Reduced neck movement
It can take between 6 and 12 hours, if not more for many of these symptoms to present. Therefore it is sensible to remain vigilant, if you have been involved in a road traffic accident in which your head was rapidly jerked.
Claiming compensation for a whiplash injury
If you want to claim compensation for a whiplash injury, you must be certain that the accident that caused your whiplash injury was someone else’s fault. You will also have to get in touch with us and file personal injury paperwork within 3 years’ of your accident and you will need to have visited a doctor and have been given an official diagnosis of whiplash.
How much compensation could I get?
This will depend on the severity of your whiplash injury and the ongoing impact it has on your life, as well as any loss of earnings you suffered. However, broadly speaking, you could be looking at a payment of anything from £800 to several thousands of pounds when you hire us to help you fight for compensation.
If you require more information, simply call Accident Advice Helpline to ask our lawyers how do you get whiplash in Buckley? You can call us free on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or you can call us on 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile. Calls from mobiles will be charged.