One of the most common injuries that people have when they have been in a car accident is whiplash. Although whiplash seems like it should be something that’s not very serious, it often can be very debilitating. That is why a lot of people make a whiplash symptoms claim. Below are some tips that you can use for making whiplash symptoms claims.
Understand the symptoms of whiplash before making a symptoms claim
Generally a day after your accident you’re going to notice inflammation, swelling, and pain in your neck and back. You also may feel pain that radiates to your shoulders and arms and experience headaches. Most of the time, the symptoms will fade quickly. However, there are times when whiplash is so bad that the person has constant problems for months or even years after the accident happened.
See a doctor soon after the accident before making a whiplash symptoms claim
If possible, you should go to doctor right after your accident. It’s is going to prove that what you’re feeling is because of the accident not because you strained yourself doing something else. Let the doctor know that you are in an accident and that you are in pain. Be sure that he documents everything and that you keep any receipts that you have for medication or any tests that you have done. You will need the evidence for when you make a claim.
Find a solicitor to help you with a whiplash symptoms claim
The final thing you want to do is make sure that you find the right solicitor to help you with your claim. It should be someone who has experience with whiplash and with car accidents. It also should be someone who is successful. If you’re interested in having help with finding the right solicitor, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. We are a personal injury law firm with expert lawyers who can help you win the compensation you deserve.
These are the things that you should remember when you are dealing with the symptoms of whiplash after you’ve been in an accident. If you need some help with finding the right person to represent you with your claim, give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline today.
You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. You may like to take our 30-second online test to get an idea of how much compensation you could receive for your whiplash symptoms claim.
Date Published: 25th February 2013
Category: Other injury claims