Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered by people in the UK every year. Every person who has suffered or is suffering from whiplash will testify to the fact that it is an extremely painful condition. As any whiplash claims solicitor knows, it is caused primarily by being in a vehicle hit from behind, although it can happen in many different accidents as well. This causes the neck muscles to move forward rapidly, before ‘whipping’ back. The symptoms of a whiplash injury normally appear within 24 hours of the accident, although sometimes it can take days for the symptoms to appear. It doesn’t just affect the muscles in the neck either. The shoulders, head and back can be equally impacted by whiplash. If the accident in which you suffered the whiplash injury was not your fault, then you may be entitled to a whiplash payout. This is compensation for the pain, stress and financial implications that the injury may have caused.
What to do if you think you have whiplash?
If you have been in a car accident and believe you have suffered whiplash, then you should seek medical attention immediately. As well as offering advice on your injury, they will be able to diagnose that your injury is not more serious than you thought. Records of your injury can help insure that your compensation and whiplash payout claim is successful. A whiplash claims solicitor can use the record of your treatment as evidence to support your claim.
What are the symptoms of a whiplash injury?
- Neck / muscle pain
Neck /muscle pain - A sore and painful neck is the common symptom of whiplash, and is caused by straining the muscles and tissue. It is commonly felt in the shoulders as well as the neck. Lack of movement and tenderness in the neck are common.
Headaches - Headaches are another common symptom. This is caused by the effects of the crash impact on the brain.
Dizziness - In some cases a feeling of dizziness is felt.
If you have suffered as whiplash injury then please call for our free expert advice. We are skilled professionals who have handled many a whiplash accident claim like yours, providing victims with a whiplash payout for their injuries.
Whiplash Claims Solicitor
At Ashley Ainsworth we have vast experience in dealing with whiplash compensation claims. We can provide you with a top UK whiplash claims solicitor who specialises in the field. They have helped many people before and know exactly the best course of action to get you the compensation package you are entitled too.
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