Can I make a compensation claim for whiplash?
Whiplash is a common injury following a car accident – Thankfully, we help people claim compensation for it every year.
Whiplash most commonly occurs in car accidents as result of sudden deceleration i.e. a sudden movement of the head either forward, backward or sideways. It happens when the ligaments in the spine are stretched and strained after the body is thrown in a sudden, forceful jerk. Although whiplash most commonly occurs in car crashes involving sudden braking, the injury can also occur in other circumstances such as a sudden blow to the head or slip/fall. If you would like to pursue a claim for compensation please contact us today on 01244 312306.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
Whiplash can cause a variety of symptoms. However, the most common are:
- Pain/stiffness in the back of the head or neck.
- Swelling or tenderness in the neck.
- Reduction of loss of movement in the neck.
Unfortunately, whiplash can also cause:
- Pain, numbness or tingling/ pins and needles in the hands and arms.
- Muscle spasms.
- Pain in the lower back.
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in your ears (tinnitus).
These symptoms can last months or even years in extreme cases. They can, of course, seriously affect your day to day life.
For more information on whiplash and it’s symptoms/treatments, please visit this page.
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