Whiplash Injury Claims

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What Is Whiplash?

If you have suffered whiplash, you need to understand exactly how you sustained the injury, what the symptoms are, and what you can do to speed up your recovery. In this article we provide all this information, helping you to better understand your whiplash injury.

Understanding whiplash

Whiplash is a soft-tissue injury that develops when the neck is stretched beyond its normal limits - something which is known as hyperextension. This can happen during any kind of traumatic event, most commonly as the result of a minor road traffic collision.

Whiplash that is sustained during a traffic accident occurs because a sudden impact - such as another vehicle driving into the back of your own car - throws your head away from your body before being quickly whipped back again. This violent movement causes the neck to hyperextend, damaging the surrounding tissue, including the muscle, ligaments and tendons.

When the soft-tissue in your neck and shoulders are injured in this way, a constellation of symptoms will soon develop which together make up a whiplash injury. It may take some time for these symptoms to materialise, but when they do they are likely to include a stiff and painful neck, reduced movement in the neck, fatigue, dizziness and headaches.

If you believe you have suffered whiplash due to a road traffic accident, you should seek medical attention. This will ensure that you do not have a more serious underlying injury, and will also guarantee that you obtain expert advice as to the best course of treatment.

However, it is probable that your doctor will suggest that you do not need any medical intervention. This is because whiplash is generally considered to be a self-limiting condition, meaning it can heal on its own. To aid your recovery, you may be advised to perform gentle neck exercises and to apply ice to reduce the inflammation. You may also want to take painkillers to alleviate your discomfort. With these steps, your whiplash should resolve within a matter of weeks. If your injury is extensive, it may take several months until you are free of symptoms.

Compensation for whiplash

It is also important to understand that if you have sustained whiplash during a traffic accident and you were not to blame for the incident, you will be entitled to compensation. This is because another person’s negligence caused you unnecessary pain and suffering, making you the victim of personal injury. Consequently you will be entitled to financial redress for the damages you have wrongfully incurred, including your physical and financial injuries.

To find out more about claiming for whiplash, contact us at 1stClaims today.

You Need To Know More Vital Information About Whiplash?

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  • How to obtain private treatment for your injuries at no cost to you
  • How to quickly obtain a replacement car or motorcycle if you need to
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