A frequent question asked by victims of car crashes is how long does whiplash pain last for? There is no answer to this as it can last for a few hours or for more than a year. If you have suffered whiplash in an accident in the last three years, that was no fault of yours, then you could claim compensation for the injury.
So how long does whiplash pain last for?
How long does whiplash pain last for is a question usually asked by a person who has been suffering from it for a few weeks. Neck pain is the most common symptom and painkillers are commonly prescribed for it. However if the pain is severe it can prevent sufferers carrying out routine tasks and cause depression and anxiety. There may also be pain in the lower back as well as the shoulders. Some people have suffered from chronic whiplash for more than seven years, and this is bound to have a detrimental effect on well-being. Even experienced doctors cannot answer the question, how long does whiplash pain last for?
However it isn’t simply the pain that is the problem as it can give rise to mental health problems.
Claiming compensation for whiplash
If you claim personal injury compensation for chronic whiplash, then you can expect to be reimbursed for any medical costs you have incurred, such as acupuncture which you found reduced the pain. If you keep receipts, then you are able to claim compensation for such treatment.
You can also claim for the pain, distress and suffering caused by the injury, as well as loss of earnings for the period when you were unable to work because of the pain. People can suffer from whiplash as a result of a blow on the head, or a fall; it doesn’t only occur in a car crash.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault in the last three years and want to make a personal injury compensation claim, then we at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you. We are a law firm that has been assisting people with such claims for more than a decade. We have a team of specialist solicitors, based all over Britain who, between them, can advise you about any personal injury claim you may have.
If you want to know more about us you can visit our Accident Advice Helpline website and perhaps you will take the 30-second test on our landing page. This gives you an estimated amount of the compensation you might receive if your claim were successful.
If you need expert legal advice, you can call us at any time. The numbers to ring are 0800 689 0500 from landline, or from a mobile, you can reach us on 0333 500 0993. Why not give us a call now as our lines are always open?
Date Published: 14th September 2013