Whiplash injuries are amongst the most common caused by vehicle collisions. If you have suffered from a whiplash injury as a passenger in the past three years, and it was not your fault our team, at Accident Advice Helpline could help you to secure the compensation you are entitled to as a result of your injuries. Before that, read on to find out more about whiplash injuries.
What exactly is a whiplash injury?
Whiplash is a very common injury which effects the sufferer’s neck and surrounding areas, such as back and arms.
The condition is caused when a sudden unexpected force causes the neck to be contorted into an unnatural position.
Both the bones and soft tissue of the neck can be effected by whiplash.
Luckily for sufferers, whiplash is not a very serious condition, although if it goes untreated correctly can lead to more serious issues, and it will cause pain and discomfort for a while after the accident.
Facts about whiplash injury as a passenger
Here are some interesting facts about whiplash injuries:
- Whiplash is one of the most commonly undiagnosed or mistreated injuries because it is still not well understood.
- Whiplash is most commonly caused when a car is rear-ended whilst in a stationary position.
- Patients who are not told how to care for themselves after a whiplash incident can end up with chronic mental illnesses such as anxiety or depression.
- Starting physiotherapy quickly after getting whip lash can make for a swifter recovery from the injury.
What are the symptoms of a whiplash injury?
The most common symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck pain
- Stiffness of the neck
- Shoulder pain
- Increased fatigue
- Arm pain
- Jaw pain
- Eye problems
- Back pain
- Ringing in the ears
In prolonged cases of whiplash, symptoms could include:
- Anger issues
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
The effects of whiplash
So, it is very easy to see just how much of an impact whip lash injuries can have on the people who suffer from them.
If you are one of these people, it is likely that you are suffering from some of the following:
- Physical pain
- Mental issues
- Loss of earnings
- Time off from work
- Medical/ travel expenses
If this is the case, and your injury was caused in an accident that was not your fault, it is only natural that you should look into making a claim for whiplash compensation. We can help you with this.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline today on freephone 0800 689 0500 from your landline telephone for free advice on making a claim for personal injury compensation. You can also reach us by calling us on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile telephone. Calls from mobile phones will incur a small charge.
With over 15 years experience of making successful claims behind us, as much free claims advice as you need and our no win no fee agreement to finance your claim, we are the best option to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 2nd June 2014
Author: Louise Thacker