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Whiplash Neck Injury

What Is A Whiplash Neck Injury?

Whiplash neck sprains commonly occur after car crashes, and are caused when your head suddenly jolts backwards and forwards in a "whip-like" movement on impact. This sudden movement causes the muscles and ligaments of the neck to over stretch and become sprained. Being hit by a car from the back, side or front can all cause neck whiplash.

Around 2 out of 3 people who have been involved in car crashes develop a whiplash neck injury, even if the car crash may not have seemed very serious. Some people may experience severe whiplash symptoms, which could last for months or even years. Whiplash neck injuries can also be caused by everyday activities that jolt the neck, including tripping or falling. Symptoms can ease or disappear on their own. However, if left untreated, the whiplash neck pain and discomfort of neck whiplash can become chronic, so make sure that you consult your doctor after any whiplash neck injury. Remember that if you have been injured in a car accident and have painful whiplash neck sprain, you may be able to make a whiplash compensation claim.

If you have a car crash, however minor, and experience any of the following symptoms, you could have neck whiplash sprain:

  • Neck pain and stiffness - this pain may not appear until several hours after the accident, and may become worse or appear the day after. This is the difference between a normal whiplash injury and whiplash neck sprain.
  • Pain or stiffness in the shoulders and/or down the arms
  • Difficulty bending or turning your neck
  • Dizziness, blurred vision, headache, pain from swallowing. If these persist or become worse, contact your doctor immediately
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability

Usually, whiplash neck sprain symptoms start to improve after a few days, and in over half of cases the symptoms disappear in around a week to a month. However, it can take months for whiplash neck injury symptoms to disappear completely. In around 25% of cases patients may still experience pain or stiffness after six months, and some patients may experience intermittent symptoms that come and go for a long time after the injury.

Though some people recover quickly from whiplash neck sprain, those who experience long term pain and stiffness may need to take time off work to recover. Making a compensation claim for your severe whiplash neck injury could help. If you have an accident and think that you may have whiplash neck injury, visit your GP who will diagnose your injury, recommend the best course of treatment for you and can judge the severity of the injury. The extent of your whiplash neck sprain could dictate how much compensation you can claim, and the doctor's reports will be used as part of your claim. Make sure that you get independent legal advice to find out if you are eligible to make a whiplash neck injury claim. Compensation claim companies are able to put you in touch with specialist injury lawyers who will arrange for an independent diagnosis of your injury and your expected recovery time. Once this information is collected, your compensation claim can be assessed and the amount of compensation rewarded can be determined.

Need Help With Whiplash Neck Pain?

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If you would like 1stClaims' expert Whiplash Neck Injury Claims Solicitors on your side please call us free on 0800 2888 693 or complete our Free Claim Enquiry now and we will be in touch with you very soon.

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