Causes of whiplash
Whiplash occurs when the head is thrown back and forth or side to side violently in an accident.
The tendons and ligaments in the neck can be damaged, which can lead to the onset of a number of painful injuries. Whiplash is caused by a sudden impact, which is why it most commonly occurs during car accidents. That said, it can develop as a result of a number of accidents:
- A blow to the head sustained in a sporting event
- A fall down stairs or from a height
- A falling object causing injury to the head
There are many ways in which you can sustain whiplash, and once you do, a number of unpleasant symptoms will develop.
Symptoms of whiplash
Symptoms of whiplash can take up to twelve hours after the initial accident to develop. They include:
- Stiffness in the neck
- Pain in the shoulders and back
- Tingling in the arms and hands
- Difficulty sleeping
According to the NHS, whiplash affects women more commonly than men, but anyone suffering this painful injury through no fault of their own is entitled to the maximum amount in financial compensation.
About compensation for whiplash
In accordance with the law, you have grounds to seek compensation if you have been injured within the past three years, and were in no way at fault for you accident. If you’re thinking about making a claim for a whiplash injury in Birchington, you must be able to prove that the negligence of another party lead to your accident; for example, if a driver was texting behind the wheel, failed to brake and caused a rear-end collision with your stationary vehicle, this is an example in which you would be entitled to make a claim.
To find out how much you could be entitled to after your whiplash injury in Birchington, simply fill in our thirty-second claims calculator. This helpful tool will give you a quick, no-obligation quote, so you can see just how much you might be awarded without having to commit to taking any legal action.
You can also fill in longer form online, or phone our helpline to discuss your case in confidence with a claims adviser. All of our team members are highly trained to provide an honest analysis of your case, and provide expert legal advice. Compassionate and experienced, our claims advisers can help you understand your options, and take action if you wish to do so.
With over 190 solicitors working around the country, it’s easy to get in touch with someone that can handle your claim for a whiplash injury in Birchington. To find out more about how we can help you make a successful, swift claim, call us today on freephone 0800 180 4123.