Whiplash Compensation Claims
With millions of cars on the UK’s streets, road traffic accidents can occur regularly and many people have to make a whiplash claim.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered in car accidents and other road collisions. It refers to a series of damages to the neck caused by an extension, such as through rapid deceleration.
This means that if there is a fast jerking movement of the skull that sends the head forwards or backwards, a whiplash injury can occur.
It is also called neck strain and neck sprain and can be characterised by the symptoms occurring after the incident in which a personal injury occurred, which is commonly during a road traffic accident.
It can be difficult to recognise a whiplash injury as it causes damage to soft tissue, which makes it hard to see in X-rays, although these can reveal injuries to the spine and other damages related to this kind of event,
Many times, whiplash may involve harm to the ligaments, discs and joints located between the vertebra, as well as damage to nerves and cervical muscles.
Symptoms can be severe and include intense pain in the back, shoulder blades and neck, headaches and stiffened movement, which can make it hard to carry on living as before the personal injury.
Other common ailments include dizziness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, disturbances to sleeping patterns, irritability, confusion, and problems thinking.
These are often only noticed more than 24 hours after the injury and much longer in some cases. Occasionally, this can take days. However, medical attention should be sought as soon as you think you have a whiplash injury.
In other cases, the whiplash trauma can be severe enough to cause brain damage or paralysis, which can result in a significant decrease in quality of life and might require long-term financial assistance in a compensation claim, such as for large carer’s fees over a long period of time.
Many people cannot carry on going to work or have to take time off sick, which can result in lost wages. The stress and anxiety caused by whiplash damage can cause emotional distress to the sufferers and their families or dependents.
Other damages are often sustained during events causing a whiplash injury, including car repair bills and medical expenses.
This means a lot of whiplash sufferers might feel they need legal representation to pursue a compensation claim and get the right whiplash compensation for their injuries.
A lot of people want specialist advice when pursuing a whiplash compensation claim and the team of experts at Whitestone Solicitors can help you pursue your road traffic collision claim. We have professional representatives in many different types of personal injury and can get you the compensation claim you deserve.
Call us today on 0800 8 101010 and start pursuing a claim for compensation for whiplash injuries.
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|Mr V. G
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|Mr D. D
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