Whiplash compensation is available for people who have suffered a whiplash injury in a non-fault car accident
If you have suffered a whiplash injury in a car accident or motorcycle accident that was not your fault, we can help you make a whiplash compensation claim. Our personal injury solicitors are experts in dealing with car accident and whiplash compensation and have helped thousands of people make whiplash compensation claims. Our solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis and you are totally protected from all costs. If our costs associated with making your whiplash compensation claim are not recovered in full from the person at fault's insurance company, we will write them off. More about making a whiplash compensation claim…
Whiplash compensation claim
Whiplash injury is most often sustained by people who have been involved in a car accident. Despite innovations in automotive design, whiplash injuries have become increasingly frequent in the past 30 years. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck most commonly associated with rear-end car accidents in which the heads of those in the front car are suddenly snapped back and forth by the impact and may include injury to intervertebral joints, discs, and ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots.
Symptoms such as neck pain may be present directly after the whiplash injury or may be delayed for several days after the car accident. In addition to neck pain, other symptoms may include neck stiffness, injuries to the muscles and ligaments (myofascial injuries), headache, dizziness, abnormal sensations such as burning or prickling (paresthesias), or shoulder or back pain. In addition, some people experience cognitive, somatic, or psychological conditions such as memory loss, concentration impairment, nervousness/irritability, sleep disturbances, fatigue, or depression.
Who suffers from whiplash injury?
Anyone can suffer a whiplash injury, even in a low-force car accident at speeds as low as 5mph. But whiplash injury can also result from other mishaps in which the head is pushed or jerked beyond its normal range of motion. Whiplash injury most commonly causes serious and lingering neck pain, but there may also be back pain, headaches and dizziness. As bruising of the brain can sometimes occur in car accidents and similarly severe causes of whiplash, some victims can experience blurred vision, ringing in the ears, nausea and numbness.
Whiplash compensation - treatment
Treatment for individuals with whiplash injury may include pain medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-depressants, muscle relaxants, and a cervical collar (usually worn for 2 to 3 weeks). Motion exercises, physical therapy, and cervical traction may also be prescribed. Supplemental heat application may relieve muscle tension.
Chiropractors have the skills and training to effectively relieve the pain and other debilitating symptoms of whiplash injury by restoring your full range of motion, realigning your spine, and increasing the strength and flexibility of your neck muscles. If you experience the symptoms of a whiplash injury in a rear-end car accident - even at 5 mph - seek treatment immediately, no matter how minimal the pain. Don't wait for the symptoms to go away. By avoiding treatment, you will only prolong your recovery and lower your quality of life.
Whiplash compensation - recovery
Generally, the likelihood of making a full recovery from whiplash injury following a car accident is good. The neck and head pain generally clears within a few weeks. The majority of patients recover within 3 months after the whiplash injury, however, some may continue to have residual neck pain and headaches
Whiplash compensation - how we can help
If you (or someone you know) have suffered a whiplash injury in a car accident in the UK that was not your fault, we can help you make a whiplash compensation claim for your injury and the pain and suffering it has caused. Our personal injury solicitors specialise in road traffic accidents and whiplash compensation. They will work under our ethical no win, no fee policy to help you claim whiplash compensation, whether you have a whiplash injury, broken limbs, head injury or a far more serious injury. This means that if your whiplash compensation claim is unsuccessful all costs will be written-off. See no win, no fee for more information…
For free advice on how we can help you pursue a whiplash compensation claim call us now on 0808 143 43 42 or complete the free claim assessment opposite.