Whiplash Claims Solicitors
What is Whiplash and How Do I Know I Have it?
Whiplash is a neck injury that affects the muscles, tendons and ligaments in your neck. It is caused by a sudden jerking movement of the neck side to side and/or backwards and forwards.
It is a common injury type in a road traffic accident but can also occur in other types of accidents. It can take from a few hours to a few days to set in and take effect on you. The typical symptoms of whiplash are:
> Stiff Neck/Sore neck/pain
> Discomfort and/or lack of movement in the neck when trying to move your head left to right
> Headaches and/or Dizzyness.
In a road traffic accident, whiplash happens when a driver bumps into the back of another vehicle. It is nearly always the driver who bumped into the back of the other vehicle’s fault and it is the driver who got bumped that will sustain a whiplash injury.
The severity depends on a variety of factors such as the speed of the impact, the car safety features, whether a seatbelt was being worn or not and other such factors.
How Much is My Whiplash Claim Worth?
The amount of compensation awarded to you will depend on the severity of the whiplash injury sustained along with any losses you might have incurred such as time off work due to the injury along with other such loses.
Whiplash affects people in different way and lasts different length of times depending on the person and the severity of it.
Some people experience a mild discomfort for a few days, a stiffness of the neck and muscles whilst others have ongoing neck and muscle pain, spasms and so forth, which would indicate a higher severity of whiplash and potential ongoing treatment.
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How Do I Make a Whiplash Claim?
> Whiplash Compensation – Information on whiplash compensation claims and the amounts you could receive depending on your injury.
> Whiplash Injury – Information on whiplash injury types and how they can affect you when claiming compensation.