There is a stigma associated with whiplash injury claims. This is primarily because minor whiplash isn’t all that easy to diagnose medically, and due to the fact whiplash symptoms rarely present any outward or visible physical injury. Whiplash can be an extremely perplexing condition, especially if your job entails travelling long distances as a driver. Aside from the physical pain, straining any muscle in the neck area can affect your ability to flex your neck and turn your head; the muscles have been overstretched, therefore even the slightest movement can be extremely painful.
If you have suffered a neck injury following a recent car accident, it is important you are seen by a qualified medical specialist to rule out the possibility of spinal damage. Once your whiplash symptoms have been confirmed, it is advisable to contact a personal injury solicitor who can assist you in building a case for injury compensation.
Not all whiplash cases are easy to diagnose, so if you feel you need a second opinion, it may be possible for your injury solicitor to arrange this as part of our no win no fee service. We pursue whiplash claims on behalf of clients without cost or condition; our own fees recovered from the opposition separately to your injury compensation. Because of this, there are no fees payable at any stage of the litigation process and if we are unsuccessful, you don’t pay us a penny for our time. Our pledge extends to the compensation itself – you will receive 100% of that agreed and nothing less!
We offer a complete evaluation and consultancy service for anyone interested in pursuing a whiplash injury claim. If you are unsure whether you qualify, contact us for advice today. Our service is free – always!
Common Whiplash Symptoms
The predominant cause of whiplash is car accidents. Whether it occurs at the front or rear of a vehicle, any forcible, unsuspected impact can cause the neck to be jolted beyond the usual range of movement for ligaments and muscles. Medically, this is known as hyperextension or hyperflexion. Tendons and ligaments are overstretched, or worse, torn if the neck reverts backward again abruptly. Pain caused by force-related impacts vary from case to case, however it usual for the person to suffer an array of problems associated with the injury immediately following a car accident.
Whiplash symptoms include:
- Restriction of movement – usually when turning the head or looking upward.
- Localised pain, including a dull ache, sharp twinges and searing or stabbing pains.
- Neck tenderness, particularly to the back of the neck.
- Paraesthesia – pins and needles or muscle spasms.
- Dysphagia – difficulty swallowing food or liquids.
- Tiredness or dizziness.
- Localised swelling.
- Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears.
It is important to note that some symptoms of whiplash may not become apparent from anywhere between 6-48 hours after an accident. If you begin to experience any of the above whiplash symptoms, or feel ill with no logical explanation for it, it is imperative you see your GP as soon as possible. You could prevent serious damage and this well help to build a solid foundation for your case, if you decide to go ahead with a whiplash injury claim.
If you wish to speak with a qualified whiplash injury solicitor regarding your right to claim, or you would like guidance on the claims process, call us directly on the free number above, or book a call-back using the secure email form. We aim to get back to you within 24 hours of your enquiry being logged.