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The symptoms of whiplash and how to claim compensation for an injury

If you ve been a victim, you re entitled to claim

Many of us don’t actually 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 ever go away.

If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury resulting from a car collision that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation – despite what ‘some people’ might say about the validity of your claim.

The cause of whiplash

Although the most common cause of a whiplash injury is a car accident, any situation that causes the muscles and ligaments in your neck to extend beyond their normal range of motion will easily do the damage.

Symptoms of whiplash usually start occurring anything from a few hours to several days after the accident has happened and, contrary to popular belief, they can incorporate the entire back, not just the neck.

Stiffness in the neck

Pain and weariness

Lower back pain

How to prove you have whiplash

As with any personal injury resulting from an accident; the devil is in the details.

The details of whiplash are a little peculiar in the fact that it can be a little difficult to prove through medial examinations.

There aren’t any fractures to be found, no tears or rips to be fixed and almost no swelling, so the only real symptoms to go on are stiffness in the neck and a whole world of pain.

There are a lot of ways to suffer a whiplash injury; anything that results in your neck being pushed back or forwards at a high speed.

This could be from being hit in a fight or being on an amusement park ride but by far the most common occurrence is from being in a car accident.

In the last decade or so, whiplash claims from car accident has more than doubled, accounting for around 74% of personal injury claims .

You can claim, no win no fee

If this is sounding all too familiar to you because you’ve been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline can assess your case and see if you can make a personal injury claim by calling:

Freephone: 0800 740 8782

Or take the 30-second test below and find out how much you could be entitled to.

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