This condition is a common and painful injury occurring after the head is jerked in one direction and by reflex action, involuntarily jerked back in the opposite direction. It occurs in a wide range of accidents, most commonly because of a road traffic accident. Sometimes the symptoms are immediately noticeable although they may only appear with the passage of time. If you have suffered this injury through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to make a whiplash compensation claim.
After any accident that has caused injury it is important to get a full medical examination. This is primarily for the benefit of your own health, but it also provides written evidence of injury that can be used in a whiplash compensation claim. Obtaining early documentation of the injury is helpful not only to prove that an injury occurred but also in the assessment of the value of your whiplash injury compensation claim which will depend on the seriousness of the injury, the recovery time and whether or not there is any long term or chronic disability.
There are a number of possible treatments including anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers or in more serious cases a course of physiotherapy or chiropracty may be necessary. Although this condition doesn’t usually involve fractures, it remains painful and can be debilitating. The following symptoms, all of which may attract a sum of damages in a whiplash compensation claim, often occur :-
pain or stiffness of the head, jaw, neck, back, shoulders or arms
swelling and inflammation of the afflicted parts of the body
difficulty concentrating, loss of memory or dizziness
anxiety, irritability, difficulties sleeping, and other psychological ailments
fatigue or depression
feeling nauseous or being sick
numbness, burning or pins and needle sensations in the arm or hand
problems with vision or balance
You must make a whiplash injury compensation claim within three years of the accident. You can expect to receive damages for pain and suffering and other reasonably incurred losses. Immediately after the accident you should record details of the names and contact numbers of everyone involved in the accident, also obtain the names and contact numbers with any potential witnesses. Record the details of the investigating police officers and of the accident scene including the location, time and any other vehicles involved. Take photographs of the location, property damage and injuries. Immediately report the case to relevant authorities including your insurers. Ensuring this type of information is recorded accurately can go a long way in proving your whiplash injury compensation claim.
Whiplash Injury Compensation Claim Solicitors
Our whiplash injury compensation claim solicitors operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. If the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. If you have been injured in an accident within the last three years that was the fault of someone else just contact our whiplash injury solicitors. If after talking to that solicitor you decide to proceed no further, there is no obligation and you will not be charged for any advice.
To talk to a whiplash injury compensation claim solicitor simply send the contact form or call the helpline number. If you decide, for any reason not to pursue your claim that is not a problem and you will be under no obligations and will not face any costs.