A traffic accident at just 25 kph can cause whiplash.
If you have any symptoms of whiplash please make sure to seek medical assistance at the earliest possible opportunity. Remember your health always comes first because no amount of compensation for whiplash can make up for having to deal with lifelong health issues.
Causes of Whiplash:
The most usual cause of whiplash symptoms is the head snapping forward and then backward suddenly. While rear-end traffic accidents are the most common cause of whiplash, it can also be caused by sporting accidents, falls, an object falling on the head, and physical assaults.
Common Symptoms of Whiplash:
Here are the most common whiplash symptoms which can sometimes take a few days to appear:
- Neck pain
- Stiffness and tenderness in the neck
- Difficulty moving neck around
- Muscle spasms (side or back of neck)
- Swelling in the neck
- Stiffness in the back of the head
- Shooting pain from neck to shoulder or arms
- Sensory disturbance (for example, pins and needles in the arms and legs)
- Referred pain to the shoulders or arms
- Increased fatigue
Whiplash Symptoms Immediately after the Accident:
Immediately after being in a crash you can experience dizziness, shoulder pain, pain in either or both arms, weakness and/or tingling in the arms or legs, and blurred vision. Some people experience memory loss or even periods of unconsciousness after a particularly serious traffic accident. With very serious whiplash people can experience severe pains in the back of the head, pins and needles in the shoulders and arms, or a sensation of heaviness in the arms.
Other Issues from Whiplash Symptoms:
Whiplash symptoms can create other issues for people, so for example some whiplash symptoms can cause lack of sleep, and this in turn can create a lack of concentration which could affect work or any number of areas.
Compensation for Whiplash:
Most people who claim compensation for whiplash settle for an amount that does not truly compensate them for the suffering they experience. Whiplash injuries can create medical issues that last your whole life.
The fact that you are looking for the best way to handle your whiplash compensation claim means that we can offer you the perfect solution because we are specialist whiplash compensation claim solicitors.
Talk to us now by calling our free phone line or filling in our call back form. When you call us, you will be put through to a solicitor who is very experienced in whiplash compensation and other personal injury claims.
What can you Expect?
We will listen to you as you tell us about your claim in complete confidence. We can normally tell you quickly if your claim is worth pursuing, the likelihood of your succeeding, and what will be involved in the claim’s process, including how long it usually takes.
We can also tell you the general level of compensation for a whiplash claim, and if there are likely to be any costs involved.
The result of the call is advice about what you should consider doing next.
Right now, the easiest next step is to call our Free Phone number. If you cannot speak to us now, simply fill in the contact form to request a call from us at any time that is convenient for you.