Whiplash is a common injury when someone has been in a car accident. If you have whiplash and you are thinking of making a claim for whiplash, chances are that you are unsure where to get started. Below you are going to find an overview of whiplash claims.
Introduction to no win no fee* whiplash claims
Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues of the neck and it normally happens after a person’s head is jolted forwards or backwards, and this causes a sudden neck muscle extension.
The movement is often really violent, based on the accident’s cause. Because of this, these injuries can greatly vary in how bad they are. They may involve a pain that is slight, or even a disability which requires surgery. This also may be worsened if the person’s head is turned to one side when it happened.
Pain in the neck, due to a whiplash injury, could be felt immediately after the accident, or it might become noticeable several days following the accident. It also can be temporary or permanent. In fact, 10% of the people who have whiplash have long-term disability because of it.
No win no fee* whiplash compensation
The most common claims in whiplash compensation are those that are made for injuries to the neck due to road accidents. Even though your body is restrained by your seat belt, that can’t be said for your head. The effect is very sudden and very unexpected on your neck, and happens when your vehicle collides with another vehicle.
It’s estimated that this kind of whiplash happens to passengers in cars in one fifth of road accidents.
No win no fee* whiplash facts
Injuries due to whiplash happen after someone is hit from behind.
Whiplash injuries can even happen in a low-speed accident. The impact doesn’t have to be high-speed. Your distance from your backrest and headrest is also going to impact the whiplash severity. There are some other things that someone might get whiplash from as well. These include repetitive neck strain and blows to the head.
No win no fee* whiplash Symptoms
Whiplash symptoms include things like neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, headaches, and dizziness. In the most severe cases, the symptoms can include things like problems concentrating, tinnitus, depression, and memory loss. It’s a good idea to talk to your doctor if you think that you have whiplash so that you can be treated.
One of the most difficult things about filing a claim is finding the right solicitor. Our law firm offers help with providing you with the solicitor that is going to help you the most. We have a lot of no win no fee* whiplash solicitors and we will find the one that is right for you. Call us and let us help you with doing this. You will be glad that you did.
Date Published: 14th January 2013
Category: Personal injury claims