A whiplash injury can be a very serious and painful condition for anyone involved in a road accident.
The injury, which can affect the neck muscles, nerves and discs, occurs when an unexpected force suddenly jerks the head backwards or sideways, followed by a reflex contraction in the opposite direction.
Usually the damage is only minor and short-term, including swelling and inflammation around the bruising. However in some cases, whiplash can lead to permanent health problems, leaving the victim more at risk of muscle problems in later life.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury in an accident which wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to take legal action against those responsible, no matter how severe the injuries were. YouClaim’s expert whiplash claim solicitors can offer you free advice and support to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Call today on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in an enquiry form online.
Although some people will simply categorise whiplash as neck pain, there are two different types of whiplash neck injury:
This type of neck pain is short-lived, but can still cause injury to the victim including discomfort, and stress.
Symptoms of acute whiplash may not be immediately apparent, with some individuals only beginning to suffer six to twelve hours after the accident. Individuals might complain that they are experiencing headaches, a stiff neck, lower back pain, dizziness, and fatigue, and have difficulty swallowing.
Chronic whiplash injuries are regarded as long-term, lasting for more than six months after the initial incident. This is generally quite stressful for the victim and has a huge impact on their day-to-day lives.
Individuals who have been diagnosed with chronic whiplash may also suffer from the same symptoms as acute whiplash. However, these can be accompanied by psychological and emotional symptoms.
After experiencing neck pain and other problems linked with whiplash for more than half a year, individuals are understandably more prone to feelings of anxiety and depression.
If you have been involved in a road accident you should always consult your doctor or GP before beginning a course of treatment for your injuries. Medical professionals will know the best course of action to take in order to help you along the road to recovery.
While you are making your recovery, you may choose to claim compensation if you suffered your whiplash injury in a non-fault or part-fault accident.
Whether you have suffered a minor injury or have chronic symptoms, we have a team of dedicated solicitors who specialise in recovering compensation for victims. Our experience within traffic accident cases means we are more than capable of pursuing legal action on your behalf for a wide variety of whiplash symptoms.
You can select the specified type of injury from the list below to find out how you can make a claim:
Receiving remuneration could help you cover medical costs, and make up for any earnings lost while you were unable to work.
Here at YouClaim, we are leading experts in claiming compensation and provide all of our customers with the very best representation for their whiplash injury claim. We work on a no win, no fee basis, so making a compensation claim with us couldn't be any more straightforward.
Contact our legal advisers on 0800 10 757 95 or click on live help to find out whether you are eligible to make a claim. If you have a case, we will find an expert whiplash compensation claim solicitor to represent you.
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