A whiplash injury in Dumfries can be relatively minor or absolutely devastating and it’s something that can quite easily change the rest of your life; it bring on many psychological conditions such as depression or anxiety and in the most extreme cases it can even lead to a permanent disability. In the milder cases it will cause pain and discomfort with the average person losing eight weeks of work. But, what else do you know about this injury?
Here are some facts about whiplash:
- There’s about 1200 cases for whiplash claimed daily
- 75% of personal injury claims are for, or include whiplash
- In the UK there are more claims of whiplash than anywhere in Europe
- Whiplash costs Insurance companies around £2 billion annually
So, what exactly is a whiplash injury in Dumfries?
Whiplash is a descriptive word for the injuries that are caused to a person’s neck if it is suddenly jolted, this is why it is most common with road traffic accidents due to the abrupt force more likely involved in accidents which vehicles. Even if a car is travelling at just 5 miles per hour this can still result in of whiplash.
The ligaments and tendons in the neck are damaged by the sharp, abrupt movement that happens with a sudden impact accident. It is this which causes the agony of whiplash injuries in Dumfries. Although pain and stiffness are the most likely symptoms, there are also many others, such as;
- Swollen Jaw
- Pain in the Torso
- Pins and Needles in the Upper limbs
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Blurred Vision
- Ringing in the Ears
- Memory Loss
The pain and effects of a whiplash injury in Dumfries can take a while to subside, usually only a matter or weeks or months but but there are extreme cases where it could be much longer or even stay with you for life. When our solicitors begin your fight they construct a case which will take every single matter into account, like the severity of your injury and they way it has affected your day-to-day live.
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Start your claim by using the 30-second test on our website, which will also show you immediate responses to your eligibility and how much your case could be worth as well as providing more details on your injury and eligibility.
You can also contact our advisers directly through the 24-hour advice helpline to begin a claim. You can also use this service if you just want to be provided with advice, always under no obligation: 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
We recover over £35 million for our clients every 12 months and have one of the highest success rates in the country, as it costs nothing to begin a claim with us, what have you got to lose?
Date Published: 22nd June 2014
Author: David Brown