If you think you have suffered whiplash in an accident that was not your fault, then go on to our website here at Accident Advice helpline and use our whiplash calculator, so you can see a rough estimate of how much compensation your could receive if you made a personal injury compensation claim.
How to tell if you have got whiplash and using the whiplash calculator on our website
You need to first realise what the symptoms and their effects are of whiplash, to tell if you have suffered this injury.
Whiplash happens when your head is suddenly moved out of its normal comfort zone, either forwards, backwards or sideways. This then causes damage to your muscles, tendons and ligaments in your neck. If this was to happen to any other part of your body, then it would be called a sprain.
It causes pain and stiffness in the back and neck, and victims often complain of nausea, dizziness, blurred vision and headaches.
One of the more common ways for you to suffer this injury, is from a road traffic accident, normally when a car goes into the back of your car with force. However, this is not the only way that you can suffer this injury, some other examples are:
- By slipping, tripping or falling and banging you head as you go down
- By playing contact sports such as boxing, rugby or martial arts
- By something heavy or solid knocking your head
If you suffer any type of injury in which your head has been forced out of its normal comfort area, then you run the risk of getting a whiplash injury. If this happens to you then go on to our website and use the whiplash calculator, so you can see an estimate of the compensation you may receive when you make your injury claim.
This can only ever be an estimate to start with, because there are so many factors that can affect the final outcome of your claim.
Our 30-second test is very easy to use, just 4 questions from a drop down menu, your name and telephone number and press submit, your estimate will appear almost instantly.
Seeking the right kind of help
If you think you are suffering from this injury, the first thing you should is to go and seek out medical attention,and hopefully they will be able to provide you will some pain relief and guide as to the best way to deal with your injury. The next thing you should do is think about making an injury compensation claim against the people who were responsible for your injury.
The simplest and least stressful way of doing this is to contact Accident Advice Helpline as we are a specialist law firm with 14 years experience of making claims behind us. Our claimants are very important to us so we always put their needs first when helping to make their claims, and have a reputation second to none for the high quality service we provide.
Call our helpline on 0800 180 4123, and from the start you and your injuries will be treated with the respect you deserve.
Date Published: 8th May 2014
Author: Louise Thacker