What Is a Whiplash Injury?
Find Out All You Need To Know About Whiplash Injuries Compensation
Do you think that you have suffered a whiplash neck injury? What should you do and how can you claim whiplash injuries compensation? Read on to find out more, and to find out why Loyalty Law have the right whiplash injury solicitors ready and waiting to help you right now.
What Is Whiplash?
If you have been involved in a road accident and suffered an injury your neck may well be hurting? If it is, are you suffering from a whiplash injury and if so what exactly is it?
It is perhaps easiest to start with a simple question: what actually is whiplash injury? With so many people suffering from a whiplash injury every single year (hundreds of thousands) you would think that everyone knows what it is. The trouble is that you only usually find out what it is when you suffer an injury. So if you are in this position now, how do you know if you are suffering from a whiplash neck injury and what can you do about it?
Whiplash is the name given to a soft tissue injury sustained to the neck. Whilst the most common cause of whiplash injury is a car accident, it can be caused by numerous other impacts such as sporting activities, trips and slips and any other jarring injury that makes your neck move backwards and forwards very quickly.
However, during the course of a car accident, this is usually how the whiplash neck injury occurs. One minute you are sitting in your car, seat belt securely fastened waiting for a break in traffic so you can move off from the junction, then the next minute your car is hit hard and fast from behind by another vehicle. The impact immediately causes your head to start moving forwards quickly. However, your seat belt then kicks into action and does it’s job, stopping you from the chest down and pinning you to the chair. The trouble is, your neck and head are still moving forward. As the seat belt does its work your body goes backwards and pings the head and neck back with it. They “whip” back and keep going until they hit the headrest (if it is correctly adjusted). The body goes back and forwards like this a few times before your car stops. This happens in the matter of a few seconds but at the time it can seem a lot longer.
This impact stretches all of your neck muscles and nerves far beyond their normal range of movement (i.e. out of their comfort zone) and this is bound to lead to pain and suffering for you, which it invariably does.
The sore neck nerves and muscles let you know they are not happy by showing all sorts of whiplash symptoms, which can include headaches, dizziness, giddiness, sickness, neck, shoulder and back pain. This is a whiplash neck injury.
If this has happened to you you should immediately seek legal advice and medical treatment. The doctor will want to ensure that it is only a whiplash injury and nothing more serious. He will be able to suggest treatment which will help you to recover more quickly from your whiplash neck injury. This might include physiotherapy or chiropractic treatment. He will also be able to advise you about making a claim for whiplash injuries compensation, so let's look at what this involves.
Whiplash Injuries Compensation
Your specialist whiplash injury legal adviser will be able to explain to you all of your options so that you can decide whether you want to make a whiplash claim. It is vital that you find out your rights as soon as you can. You will then be in a position to decide whether you want to make a claim for whiplash injuries compensation, or whether you are happy to do nothing further. The important point is that it will be your choice but you need to understand your legal rights first to be in this position.
So what does a claim for whiplash injuries compensation include? First, your claim will include compensation for your whiplash neck injury. This is often a substantial part of your whiplash neck injury claim and can range from £1-2,000 up to £16,000 depending on the severity of the injury. Once again, your Loyalty Law specialist whiplash solicitor will be able to advise you on this.
In addition to the compensation for your whiplash injury, you are also able to claim all costs and expenses incurred as a result of the accident. These can also quickly add up to several thousand pounds, because they will include repairs to or replacement of your car, any lost earnings if you have not been able to work for a few days or weeks, private medical treatment, medication and all other losses and expenses incurred.
Why Choose Loyalty Law To Help You Now?
We are ideally placed to answer all of your questions. We are the only people who are able to make you these promises:
- Approachable Solicitors - Our solicitors are friendly, approachable and are all recognised accident claim experts.
- No Hidden Costs – Unlike many of our competitors, Loyalty Law’s service is completely free for you to use. You can speak with one of our solicitors who will explain their service and any costs payable. You can then decide whether to ask for their help or not, but there are no charges to that point providing you with peace of mind.
- Guaranteed Peace Of Mind – We monitor customer feedback at the end of every claim to ensure you receive a fantastic service.
Why You Must Act Now!
If you have suffered a whiplash neck injury it really is vital that you contact us immediately; failure to do so could cause your claim to fail or significantly reduce the chances of success for two reasons:
- The longer the period you leave before claiming for whiplash, the less the chance of the success of your whiplash injury claim. This is due to the evidence required to connect the chain of events to prove that your whiplash injury was caused by the accident in question.
- Our Loyalty Law specialists can only look after a set number of people who have been injured. This is because they aim to provide the highest standards of service and can only do this if they limit the number of people that they help. To give you the best chance of being helped by one of our solicitors get in touch with us immediately or we may not be able to help you.
Delay really can be fatal to your chances of success, so please contact us now and let us take care of you and your whiplash neck injury claim.
What Happens Next?
You will be contacted by one of our specialist whiplash injury claim solicitors. They will explain whether they are able to help you with your whiplash injury claim. If they can, they will then take care of everything else for you. Being whiplash injury specialists, they know that you have already had enough stress following your whiplash accident, so they will make the whole process as simple as possible for you from that moment onwards.
This will include completing paperwork for you, arranging free replacement car hire and medical treatment, and generally taking really good care of you.
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