Whiplash and Whiplash Claims

Find out how you can make a claim for whiplash, why it might be absolutely vital to your health that you do so, and how even a very low speed accident can cause a whiplash injury.

What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash is the term used to describe a soft tissue injury to the neck when you are involved in a car accident. The term “whiplash” is usually used to describe only rear end collisions, often where a car is stationary and another car drives into the rear of it. The pain can last for a matter of days or in more severe cases a number of years. However, only a minor percentage of whiplash injuries result in long term injuries with most people making a full recovery. The important point is to make sure you are treated by professional medical staff as soon as possible.

Early Action Can Be Vital

For both legal reasons and medical reasons, if you believe that you have suffered a whiplash injury it is important to contact a whiplash claim specialist as soon as possible.

They will be able to advise you about the best form of medical action, and they can then also take the action required to secure the evidence needed to win your whiplash claim.

We offer a completely free 'Whiplash Claim Assessment'. Please call us free now on 0800 2888 693 or make a Quick Online Enquiry and let one of our specialist whiplash claim specialists explain your legal rights to you.

Whiplash Claim Questions & Answers

As experts in whiplash claims, 1stClaims are here to answer all of the questions you have around claiming for whiplash, including:

How Is Whiplash Caused?

The first movement in a whiplash injury is your body being pushed forwards and upwards by the car seat. As your head is not normally connected to the seat (i.e. not touching) it remains in the same position while the rest of your body is moving forward with the seat. If the headrest is in the correct position, rather than the neck being thrown back over the top of the headrest, the headrest will finally move the neck forward with the seat as it comes into contact with it.

The next movement as the car stops is the body being thrown forward. If restrained by a seatbelt the neck will then move forward over the rest of the body, flexing the neck now forwards. It is while the neck is over stretched (hyperextension and hyperflexion) that the whiplash injury is sustained.

To find out more about what whiplash is and how it occurs visit our What is Whiplash section or complete a short Online Enquiry form.

Can A Whiplash Injury Be Sustained Even In a Low Speed Accident?

The answer is yes. Quite frequently whiplash injuries are caused by low impact collisions with speeds of only a few miles per hour. Often some of the more serious injuries are sustained in this way. Remember if this has happened to you it is not your fault, and sustaining an injury in a low impact accident does not mean you have a weakness - it is a normal reaction.

How To Make A Whiplash Claim?

Making a claim for whiplash should be easy, shouldn't it? You would think so from the advertisements on television. Sadly though, all sorts of complications have entered into the whiplash claims process, from insurance companies trying to make you accept a settlement before you speak with a solicitor, to choosing a non-specialist solicitor.

For more details on exactly how to make a claim then go to our how to claim guide or call us for your free, no obligation discussion about your whiplash claim. You can ask us anything you like, we are here to help. Either call us free on 0800 2888 693 or complete a short Online Enquiry.

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.

Find out more about whiplash compensation.

1stClaims Can Help You With Your Whiplash Claim

At 1stClaims we take care of all your needs when making a whiplash claim so that you can focus on recovery. Take a look at all of the services we offer over at Benefits of Using 1stClaims.

Contact one of our specialist whiplash claim solicitors by calling us free now on 0800 2888 693 or make a Quick Claim Enquiry. Let the whiplash claim specialists take care of you right now.

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