When it comes to a whiplash injury claim how much does it mean to you?
There you are, parked at the back of a line of traffic at the lights, just getting on with your day. Then, bang! Some careless motorist drives into the rear of your vehicle, you’re thrown forward by the impact and get a searing pain in your neck.
If you’ve been injured in an accident and someone else is to blame, then the law says you have a right to compensation. In the case of road traffic accidents, the Accident Advice Helpline is just a free phone call away and with just a 30-second check test with one of our experienced advisers, you’ll be on your way to finding out just how much your whiplash injury claim may be worth.
Genuine sufferers of whiplash injuries
Sadly, traffic accident whiplash injuries are often made out by the media and on TV as exaggerated or as a way of someone making a dodgy compensation claim. The wide range of whiplash symptoms combined with negative hype of this kind means that genuine sufferers of accident whiplash have become less willing to claim for the injury and pain that whiplash can cause. We’ll determine very quickly how genuine your case is and just how much your whiplash injury claim is likely to run to.
Whiplash injuries may have recurrent problems over time. Weeks or months after the accident you may start to suffer neck, shoulder or back problems. The Accident Advice Helpline will confirm that you have up to three years after the accident to make a claim.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
Well, these may be obvious to the victim but the most common symptoms include:
- neck pain and stiffness
- shoulder pain or stiffness in that area
- jaw pain
- pain in the arm or arm weakness
- eyesight problems or ringing in the ears
- back pain
More severe whiplash cases can display more psychological symptoms, including depression, feelings of anger or frustration, anxiety, stress, drug dependency, evidence of post-traumatic stress syndrome, sleep disturbance or insomnia, and feeling socially isolated.
NHS advice on traffic accident whiplash injuries
The NHS advises that the average recovery time for a whiplash injury is 32 days, but in about 12 percent of cases of chronic whiplash, patients do not recover within six months.
The near 200 UK solicitors working with Accident Advice Helpline operate on a no win, no fee basis. There are no upfront costs at all when it comes to working out how much your whiplash injury claim is likely to be.
The whiplash injury claim how much ?
Making a whiplash claim can be a long and drawn out process if you don’t get the right support from the start. Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline processes thousands of successful whiplash claim cases each year. Our expertise allows us to know in advance what the courts will be looking for and can help you with targeted advice from the minute you pick up the phone. We will be able to estimate your whiplash injury claim how much it may be worth.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013
Author: Louise Thacker