What is whiplash?
A car accident can lead to many injuries, with whiplash chiefly among them.
This injury to the neck causes both short term and long term pain, with the sufferer often facing a number of unpleasant side effects. Whiplash is a term that denotes the damage done to the muscles and tendons in the neck when the head is thrown around violently during an impact. This can happen during a fall, or when the head is hit by a falling object, but most commonly, whiplash occurs during a car accident.
After the shock has worn off, it’s common for whiplash to develop in the hours after the initial accident. These symptoms can include:
- Pain and swelling in the neck
- Back pain
- Restricted movement
- A “tingling” sensation in the arms
- Shoulder pain
- Nausea and headaches
- Muscle spasms
These side effects can last for months, but it’s not uncommon for people with whiplash to experience symptoms up to a year after the accident. If you’ve been involved in an accident and have sustained a whiplash injury in Corby, don’t just chalk it up to being “one of those things”. If you were in no way at fault for your accident, you could be within your rights to make a compensation claim that ensures you’re not left to foot the bill.
Could you make a claim for a whiplash injury in Corby?
In order to make a claim, you must have suffered a whiplash injury within the past three years, and you should be able to prove that you were not at fault for the accident.
For example, if a driver using a mobile or MP3 caused an accident because they weren’t paying attention, they should be held to account and made to pay for the damage they have done. Whiplash can be an expensive injury to treat, often requiring numerous rounds of massage therapy, chiropractic care and physio. By claiming financial compensation for your whiplash injury in Corby, you can make sure that you’re not left to pay for these and other expenses leaving you out of pocket.
To get an idea of just how much you could be owed, fill in our thirty-second claims calculator online. This helpful tool will give you a rough idea of damages right away, enabling you to see how much you could be missing out on. For some whiplash sufferers, this can be a few hundred pounds, while others could be entitled to thousands of pounds. At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re committed to making sure every innocent accident victim gets the full amount. To find out more about how we can help you, phone us today on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993..
Date Published: 11th May 2014
Author: David Brown