Whiplash injuries claims are a regular occurrence for any law firm that deals with personal injury claims, as they are one of the most common injuries to happen.
The accidents that could result in whiplash injuries claims
Any accident that causes a sudden jolt to your head can cause a whiplash injury, as this forceful movement can damage the soft tissues in your neck creating a whiplash injury. It could be:
- A rear end shunt between to motor vehicles, or any other road traffic accident.
- A fall in which you bang your head.
- Something heavy knocking your head or shoulders.
Accidents that cause these actions can happen in the work place, in public places or perhaps as the result of a criminal assault. Whichever way it happens, if someone else was to blame, then whip lash injuries claims are the way to get the compensation you may be entitled to.
The problems you may experience from a whiplash injury
With mild whiplash you should experience no more than a few weeks pain and discomfort in you neck, and in fact the NHS quote 32 days as the average time it takes for a mild whiplash injury to heal.
Moderate whiplash takes longer to heal, but severe whiplash can take many months and leaves some victims with permanent effects. In its worst form, sufferers can also suffer from:
- Dizziness, blurred vision or vertigo
- Tiredness because of trouble sleeping
- Headaches or migraines
- Pain in other parts of the body, particularly the back and limbs
- Pins and needles, tingling sensations and numbness
- Stiffness in the neck and back
Not only do these other symptoms plague some victims, whiplash can have secondary problems such as chronic pain syndrome, which will never leave the sufferer. This means that they will have to manage constant pain for the rest of their lives, and may have to change their life style totally to cope with it.
Accounting for everything
Making sure that everything is accounted for when making a personal injury claim for any injury is very important. With the help of Accident Advice Helpline this is easily achieved.
As we have been making successful claims for 14 years, we have the knowledge and experience to keep the process as simple, fast, efficient and as stress free as possible for you.
Either complete the ‘30-second test’ on our website – to get an estimate of how much your compensation might be. Or call our free phone helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our expert advisors. They will be able to provide you will all the information you need to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 6th May 2014
Author: Louise Thacker