Whiplash associated disorders, also known as WADs, are just another way of describing the symptoms of a whiplash injury.
These symptoms will vary from person to person, depending on a variety of factors such as what type of accident caused the neck injury and how much force the neck experienced during the incident.
For many years, people suffering from whiplash symptoms were thought to be making up their ailments, as there are often no physical injuries visible and each person describes pain in different ways.
These symptoms range from the minor, such as neck pain and reduced neck movement, to moderate, such as back pain, tinnitus, blurry vision and memory loss, to the severe, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Often the victims of whiplash do not suffer any disorders for the first six to twelve hours after the accident.
Even after they begin to suffer from symptoms such as a sore, stiff or swollen neck, the pain may get gradually worse over the next few days before the full seriousness of their injury becomes clear.
Sufferers can experience a range of injuries, including:
The severity and delay of the symptoms will depend on how forcefully their neck was moved during the impact of the collision, and other personal factors such as the person's weight, age, and any underlying health problems.
If you have been suffering from WADs which have been diagnosed by a medical professional and the accident which caused them was not your fault, then you could be entitled to compensation.
Even your symptoms have occured quite some time after the accident that triggered them, we can help. Our experienced solicitors have helped many people with delayed whiplash symptoms take legal action against those responsible.
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