Whiplash injury

Whiplash injury is one of the most commonly seen consequences of a car accident, with thousands of people affected every year. Although it can often be very painful it’s rarely serious and most people will make a full recovery.

What causes whiplash?
Whiplash is caused when the neck and head are suddenly jolted forward, usually from a rear impact collision. In effect what happens is that all the neck muscles go into spasm to prevent further injury occurring. So, in actual fact, receiving a whiplash injury is a sign that your body is doing its job properly by protecting you from being more seriously damaged.

What are the symptoms of whiplash injury?
The symptoms experienced by suffers of whiplash injury vary considerably from person to person. Invariably there is neck pain, but some people also report headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue and tinnitus. In more serious (and very rare) cases disturbances of hearing and vision, difficulties in swallowing and heaviness in the arms have been reported. If you should experience any of these symptoms following a car accident, it is important that you seek medical advice immediately.

Who can make an accident compensation claim?
Anyone who has been involved in an accident in the last three years that was not their fault can make a claim for compensation. Whether you were the driver or a passenger, you should call us straightaway. We can provide expert legal representation to make sure you get the maximum compensation for your whiplash injury. We’ll act on your behalf on a no win no fee basis, and can guarantee that you’ll keep every penny of the accident compensation that you’re awarded. See no win no fee for more information.

If you’re unclear about whether you have a claim for whiplash injury compensation or not, we can provide free legal advice 24 hours a day. You won’t be under any obligation to us by calling, and we won’t press you into making any decisions that you don’t feel ready for. Just call 0800 78 38 846 or click here to contact us online.

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