It’s not just car accidents that can create work for whiplash compensation solicitors
There is no doubt in the minds of whiplash compensation solicitors that car accidents are the major source of whiplash compensation claims. However there is a growing trend of other sources for whiplash that are being cited.
Although these sources say whiplash compensation solicitors are not what might be described as traditional whiplash injuries the symptoms are exactly the same. Most cases for whiplash are received in a car accident and most of these involve the car being hit from behind. When this happens the body of the occupant is instantly thrown forward and then just as quickly restrained, however, the head is still being thrown forward which over stretches the muscles and ligaments in the neck and the combined restraining and flicking of the head causes the whiplash injury.
Whiplash compensation solicitors are experts in understanding the mechanics of such an injury and the symptoms that result from such an injury. What are the symptoms?
- Stiff muscles in the neck and shoulders
- Lower back pain
- Individuals are unable to concentrate
So where can other injuries come from?
- Sitting for prolonged periods of time
- Sports injuries
There are others but these two are the most common ways other than in a car accident that whiplash can be caused. It may be a surprise that sitting for prolonged periods of time without having the correct posture will actually exactly replicate the symptoms of whiplash. If a person has already experienced a whiplash injury then sitting in the wrong position for long periods can more likely cause the whiplash injury to re-occur.
Sports injuries are another major cause of whiplash and especially in sports where you are likely to be hit from behind such as football, rugby and basketball. Whiplash compensation solicitors are aware that sports enthusiasts can receive whiplash injuries from their respective sports. Whilst playing a sport where physical contact is expected, an accident compensation claim may not be legitimate because of the nature of the sport being a contact sport. Those injured may have a valid claim if other players have played in a deliberately careless fashion and perhaps have breached a safe code of conduct expected in the game they are playing.
The fact is people can receive whiplash injuries in other places other than in a car accident. Wherever an individual has received their injury they inevitably may need the help of whiplash compensation solicitors and one of the best places to find one of these specialist legal experts is Accident Advice Helpline. From over the two hundred firms that Accident Advice Helpline partner with there are whiplash compensation solicitors ready to help innocent victims win accident compensation claims.
Whiplash compensation solicitors working with Accident Advice Helpline are experts in their field and are able to liaise with medical experts on the compensation claims. Cases are taken on a no win no fee basis. Potential claimants can find out in the first instance how to proceed and exactly what is involved in the claim process by making a freephone call to the teams at Accident Advice Helpline who will quickly connect them with an expert solicitor who can assess the case and the likely chances of a successful claim.
Date Published: 21st January 2013
Author: David Brown