Whiplash injuries occur when the neck is suddenly distorted, causing the head to make a movement similar to the end of a whip when it is cracked. Symptoms can range from minor stiffness or soreness in the neck, back and shoulders, to severe pain across the entire body.
Whiplash is a common injury found in people who have been in a road traffic accident, especially where the car has been hit from behind. In many cases, the discomfort is not noticed until a few days after the incident so you may not realise you have been injured straight away.
Whiplash injuries can have long-lasting repercussions on your health and finances. If this is the case, you may consider making a personal injury claim for compensation.
Whether you have to take time off work to recover, attend medical appointments or because you are simply unfit to work, you might suffer a loss of income. Going back to work too soon after an injury can sometimes aggravate an injury so you must take advice from you doctor in the first instance.
A whiplash injury may mean you are unable to perform simple daily activities and this might mean that you have to rely on other people’s help.
If you’ve been involved in an accident, you should seek immediate medical attention even if you don’t feel any pain straight away. A doctor can then examine you carefully and treat you accordingly.
You should also contact a specialist personal injury solicitor about a potential personal injury claim as soon as possible, who will discuss your options with you and provide guidance on how best to proceed.
To get a quick estimation on the amount of compensation you could be entitled to, you might find it helpful to try our Compensation Calculator.
Our London based team are sensitive to your unique situation and can help you through the personal injury claims process. We advise clients across the UK on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis so please give us a call or send us an email.
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