If you have been involved in an accident on Britain’s roads then you may be one of those hundreds of individuals daily who are left suffering from whiplash. There are many reasons as to why you could be the victim of a road accident but as the passenger in a vehicle that has collided with another you could find yourself suffering the long term effects of whiplash.
It is worth pointing out at this juncture that whiplash doesn’t just affect those injured parties whose injuries were the result of a road traffic accident. There are many who suffer whiplash because of poorly maintained flooring, tripping over unforeseen obstacles or being the victim of poor housekeeping in the workplace. Whatever the reason for the accident though, you could be one of many that is living with the long term effects of whiplash.
The accident was months ago but you are still suffering
We understand only too well the pain and suffering you are enduring. Like many individuals who approach us to pursue a compensation claim because of whiplash injuries you are likely not to have thought it would last this long. Many physicians will tell you that whiplash should only last a short period of time and that you should try to move your head and neck as much as possible.
For those experiencing whiplash in its most severe form these simple movements are monumental and racked with pain. Moreover they can have a detrimental effect on your quality of life and also your ability to maintain a job.
You are in continual pain because of your injuries
From a physical viewpoint the following are most commonly the long term effects of whiplash.
- Torn ligaments or neck muscles
- Spinal misalignment
- Damage to the cervical spine (neck)
- Issues with the nervous system and pain receptors
- Joint pain
The aforementioned is not an exhaustive list. There are many variations on the symptoms experienced by the many thousands of whiplash sufferers in the United Kingdom. While for those living or working alongside you these pains might not be foremost in their minds because you don’t wear bandages or plasters, for you there are all too real and all too debilitating.
Are you entitled to make a claim for your whiplash injuries?
If the accident you were involved in was not your fault, happened within the last three years and could have been avoided, then there is a good chance you are eligible to make a personal injury claim.
You will be able to find out much more and start proceedings if you are eligible by contacting Accident Advice Helpline and discussing your circumstances with one of our advisers. Since the year 2000 our advisers and no win, no fee* solicitors have been working together to ensure the victims of accidents have been awarded the compensation they deserve.
You can find out more by ringing us today on our freephone landline number 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile the number to call is 0333 500 0993. Our advisers will offer you advice and support and will be able to ensure your compensation claim is heard.
Date Published: 12th January 2014
Author: Louise Thacker