Making a whiplash injury claim


If you are thinking of making a whiplash injury claim, you have probably been hurt in an accident that was not your fault. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered in road traffic accidents and can be suffered if your vehicle was hit from the front, rear or side. It is also suffered by drivers and passengers alike.

If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may well have contacted a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline to get some good legal advice. Here are some interesting facts about making a whiplash injury claim.

Top interesting facts about making a whiplash injury claim

Not many people realise how they came to suffer whiplash in the first place. In fact, this is all to do with the transfer of energy. Take a typical scenario for someone making a whiplash injury claim. They are at the rear of a stationary line of traffic and a driver who is not paying proper attention drives into the back of them. What is happening here is a simple transfer of energy. The car that was moving has come to a sudden halt because it has hit something – another car! The movement (kinetic) energy of that car is transferred to the stationary car and its occupants. They are propelled forward with this energy but are stopped from going too far by their seatbelts. As the belt stops the main part of the body, the head continues to move forward and the neck is stretched beyond its normal range of movement. This causes damage to the soft tissue and the classic whiplash symptoms.

Whiplash symptoms do not necessarily develop straight away. In fact, it is not unusual to leave the scene of the accident feeling fine. It is always a good idea to collect the relevant details like the registration number and contact details for everyone involved, in case you develop symptoms. It is typical to develop a stiff and sore neck the following day. Some people also get pins and needles or numbness in their arms. Headaches are also common. The symptoms should settle within a few weeks and physiotherapy may aid recovery.

Some unfortunate people develop chronic whiplash symptoms which last for months or even longer. Neck pain and loss of movement may be more severe. There may also be psychological symptoms such as depression and anxiety, which just make the situation worse. Professional therapies may be needed to resolve the problem.

You don’t necessarily need to go to court to if you are making a whiplash claim. Of course, this may be necessary, but most claims are handled over the telephone. You will also not have to make a big upfront payment, because Accident Advice Helpline will do the work for you on a no win no fee* basis. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to make your claim.

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