Whiplash is a common, painful injury that often arises as a result of a car accident.
The force of impact causes the neck to hyperextend, causing damage to the ligaments, tendons and muscles underneath. This injury can make life incredibly difficult, as it limits mobility considerably, making it hard to tend to everyday tasks as well as work.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident and are wondering about a whiplash claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline. For the past fourteen years, our hard work has helped people suffering from this painful injury to hold the right people responsible.
After all, if you weren’t at fault for your accident, you shouldn’t be left to pay for it. With over 190 solicitors around the country available to help, it’s never been easier to get connected to a personal injury lawyer to handle your case.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury affecting the muscles and tendons in the neck. While this is the primary area of concern, whiplash can affect other areas of the body including the upper shoulders, back and even arms. Symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck stiffness
- Weakness and tingling in the shoulders and arms
Your body goes into shock after an accident, but once these and other symptoms onset, victims suffer chronic pain for months and sometimes even years after the initial incident. When you’re contemplating a whiplash claim, how much the negligent party will be responsible to pay will ultimately depend on the severity of the injury. Regardless of whether you’re dealing with a minor or severe case, our legal team will fight to ensure you receive every penny.
How to calculate your compensation claim payout
If you’re thinking about making a compensation whiplash claim – how much you could receive will depend on a number of factors, such as if you’ve had to take time off work and the impact this has had on your earnings,
To get a rough idea of how much your claim is worth, fill in our thirty-second claims calculator online. This will enable you to see how much you could potentially receive in a settlement, with absolutely no need to come into offices for a consultation. If you should wish to speak to someone but don’t want the inconvenience of an in-person meeting, you can call our helpline to speak to claims experts about your case of whiplash at a time that suits you on 0800 180 4123.