If you have been diagnosed with whiplash, and your injury by whiplash was caused as a result of an accident then you might be able to make a claim for compensation.
To find out if you are entitled to make a claim you should contact Accident Advice Helpline today.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are on hand, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help just like you make claims for financial compensation after they have been injured in accidents which were not their fault.
If you have suffered an injury by whiplash then we can help you get the justice, and the compensation that you deserve.
All you need to do to find out if you are entitled to make a claim is take our 30-second test. By answering a few simple questions about your accident, how you have been injured, and who is regarded as being responsible for the accident, we can tell you not only if we can assist you with your claim, but how much your claim might actually be worth in the long run.
What is whiplash?
If you have had an injury by whiplash then you already know it can be an exceptionally painful experience. Generally speaking the injury and the pain itself does not last very long, but it can be exceptionally debilitating, and bring with it other symptoms.
An injury by whiplash is generally caused when someone suffers a sudden jolt to the head, or body, which causes their muscles, ligaments or tendons in the neck to become damaged.
Generally speaking an injury by whiplash usually occurs as a result of a car accident; however, it can also be caused by a number of different incidents including slips, trips, falls, sporting related injuries, assaults and attacks.
The symptoms of whiplash
As we have already said an injury by whiplash can be exceptionally painful depending on the extent of the injury and damage done. Victims tend to suffer from:
- Stiffness of the muscles
- Restricted movement of the neck
- Muscle spasms
- Should pain
- Pain the arm(s)
In more serious cases people might also suffer from:
- Back pain
- Pins and needs/tingling sensation in the arms
- Blurred vision
Treatment of whiplash
For the most part an injury by whiplash will usually resolve itself after a few days. The pain will subside and you will regain full range of movement and motion again. The impact is usually short lived, even if it painful during the time you are suffering from it.
This may mean that while you are waiting for your symptoms to subside you are unable to perform your usual duties, for example, driving may be difficult as you will be unable to turn your head properly, which means you cannot have full visibility inside the car. This might mean that you are unable to complete your duties at work, or even get to work.
This is why you might want to make a claim for compensation. Contact us today for more information about how to claim for your injury by whiplash.
For expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th February 2014
Author: Louise Thacker