Whiplash is the term that refers to an injury to the neck, which usually occurs following a motor vehicle accident or in sports such as boxing. Normally, a person with a whiplash neck sprain injury will experience severe muscle strain around the neck and shoulder areas. Most of the time the whiplash symptoms will last only for a while and ease off without having to seek any medical attention. However, if the symptoms persist, seeking medical attention is advisable, and if painkillers will work to relieve the pain, it is best they are taken at then. The best way to prevent the occurrence of whiplash is by always keeping your neck active.
Road traffic accidents are the commonest ways in which whiplash occurs. It happens when a vehicle is stopped abruptly or when a stopped vehicle is suddenly rear-ended by another vehicle. The impact from these two instances forces the head of the driver or passenger to violently snap forwards and almost instantly and suddenly backwards. This causes moderate to severe and traumatic injuries to the neck and shoulder region. Other than in a road traffic accident, whiplash may occur due to sports injuries such as in boxing or when a roller coaster is suddenly brought to stop. If you suffer from a whiplash injury that was inflicted upon you by the negligence of another driver, you will find it necessary to make a whiplash compensation claim against that negligent driver. This type of claim will cover both the current medical expenses you may have to pay, and other future medical treatment costs of the injury.
Making a compensation claim for whiplash injuries is almost the same as making any other personal injury compensation claims. The most important thing you should do in order to succeed in your claim is to prove the negligence in driving of another person.
Also, to help you make a valid whiplash compensation claim, take photographs of the accident and the contacts and addresses of any willing witnesses to the accident. You should contact the police immediately if the negligent driver that caused the road traffic accident attempts to flee the scene or if the car driven does not have a valid insurance.
As cases vary in intensity and manner, it will be difficult to state exactly how much a whiplash compensation claim will get you. However, the amount will be based on the severity of the injury and the length period you sustained the injury. Be care full not to take too long as the injury may ease away and your claim be dismissed.
Whiplash symptoms are not hard to read. They generally revolve around neck pain and headaches. You will know you have the whiplash when you experience severe pain in the neck and shoulder area after a road traffic accident. Other signs include dizziness, depression, ringing in the ear, blurred vision, numbness around the neck or arm, memory loss, vertigo, difficulty in sleeping and fatigue.
If you have suffered whiplash as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make a claim. Call Tylers today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim today.
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