Accident Injury Compensation Lawyers

Whiplash is suffered by hundreds of road accident victims every single day. If it happens to you, the law says you are entitled compensation.

Whiplash is suffered by hundreds of road accident victims every single day. If it happens to you, the law says you are entitled compensation.

Many of us don’t realise the severity of whiplash and the impact leave on a person’s life. There really are quite a few different ways to suffer from this elusive injury. Some can leave you feeling the pain for days, others months, and some never really go away.

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is often referred to as a neck sprain or neck strain. It is an injury to the soft tissues of the neck and back and is defined as an injury caused by a severe jerk to the head, typically in a car accident. It’s common in urban traffic accidents, and while symptoms can take 6-12 hours to develop, they could keep getting worse for several days.

What is the most common cause of whiplash?

The most common cause of whiplash is a rear shunt car accident where one vehicle runs into the back of another. Whiplash can occur at an accident of any speed, and even happen at speeds as low as 5 to 8.

Greater injury can occur if a person’s head is turned at the time of impact or if they are surprised and unprepared for the collision. A history of neck injury may also contribute to increased whiplash pain. The amount of pain a person suffers after an accident is complicated by that individual’s susceptibility to injury-which can be difficult to predict.

There are lots of ways to you can suffer a whiplash injury, but car accident is the most common

What are the symptoms?

  • Stiffness in the neck- soreness and difficulty moving the neck, especially when trying to turn the head to the side.
  • Blurred vision- a lack of sharpness of vision resulting in the inability to see fine detail.
  • Headaches- a tightening around the head and neck, followed by aches.
  • Lower back pain- any pain between the bottom of your ribcage down to the top of your legs.
  • Dizziness- a sensation of spinning and losing one’s balance.
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irritability
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms
  • Difficulty concentrating

 

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