Whiplash injuries occur due to sudden impact or jolt on the ligaments and muscles of the neck, causing a rapid and forceful back-and-forth movement following a road traffic accident.
With road traffic accidents, whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained by drivers and passengers. Generally, many whiplash injuries occur when involved in a rear-end collision causing sudden motion and subsequent rapid movement of the neck.
Symptoms of Whiplash Injury
Symptoms of whiplash may not occur immediately. They can take up to 24 hours after a collision to appear, or in some cases, several days after a road traffic accident. Whiplash can vary in terms of pain and discomfort and can last for several weeks. Common symptoms of whiplash from RTA’s include:
- Feelings of stiffness in the neck
- Neck pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Pain in shoulders
- Dizziness or problems with balance or coordination
- Blurred vision
Claiming for a Whiplash Injury
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault and you sustained a whiplash injury, you can claim compensation within 3 years of the date of the accident.
It is therefore important to seek legal advice as soon as possible after your accident. With regards to the amount of compensation awarded, this is based on the severity of the injuries sustained as well as any financial loss incurred.
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, we can arrange the following for you:
- Roadside recovery
- A garage for storage until your vehicle can be repaired or replaced
- A hire car (the costs of which will be paid by the at-fault driver’s insurance company)
- Rehabilitation and medical care
- Compensation for your injuries
- Recovery of a loss of earnings or items of worth within the vehicle you were travelling
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