If somebody mentions having sustained a neck injury whiplash may well be the first word that springs to mind, but whilst all whiplash injuries are neck injuries not all neck injuries are whiplash.
The fact that the when many people do hear neck injury whiplash does spring to mind reveals therefore that many people do not have a good understanding of the ins and outs of a neck injury whiplash or otherwise. It is for this reason therefore, that this article will attempt to provide useful information about whiplash and its causes before then discussing the potential for whiplash victims to claim compensation and suggesting who could help them to claim.
Is Any Neck Injury Classed As Whiplash?
Whiplash is a term which regards a collection of differing neck injuries which are caused by distortion of the neck due to a sudden jerking or jolting motion, and that are all typified by significant neck pain which can last for a considerable period of time.
The most common cause of whiplash is a kind of road traffic incident, when an impact from behind jolts you forward in your car seat and then your seatbelt springs you back rapidly, and as such whiplash is an injury more often caused by someone other than the victim themselves.
Can I Claim Compensation for Whiplash?
If you have suffered from whiplash in an incident like the one described above, or in another type of incident that was demonstrably somebody else’s fault then the law states that you are indeed entitled to seek compensation.
This compensation is available as recompense for the physical, emotional and financial pain that results from your injury, and you are able to begin claims proceedings at any point within three years of the incident in question.
How Much Can I Get for Whiplash?
When it comes to the question of how much compensation you could be awarded for whiplash, there is unfortunately no definitive answer due to the fact that each claim will be assessed individually based on the specific details of the incident and the injury in question.
Whilst there is no definite answer to this question, there is however a definitive answer to the question of who can help to get all of the compensation that I deserve.
Who Can Help You Make A Claim?
Accident Advice Helpline are dedicated personal injury specialists with over 13 years’ worth of experience of handling all manner of compensation claims, and their unmatched experience can be invaluable in ensuring the success of your claim.
Their sterling work for over a decade has been rewarded by the award of consumer campaigner Esther Rantzen’s official endorsement, and their friendly and professional advisers can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 13th January 2014
Author: David Brown