What is Whiplash? What is a Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash is the term used to explain the neck injury (often including additional pain in the shoulder and back areas) which occurs when you are involved in a road traffic accident. Initially it was used to refer only to injuries sustained when a vehicle was hit from behind, but more often than not the term 'whiplash injury' is now used to describe any soft tissue neck injury which occurs after a road accident.
The whiplash injury is caused by your neck muscles over extending, in other words being pushed and stretched much further than would normally happen during the day. This over extension causes pain which can happen immediately or can take a number of hours, or in some cases even days, to develop. What is important is that once you start to feel any pain developing that you seek medical attention. Whilst the majority of whiplash injuries do not take a long time to recover, some can do and this can have an impact on your work and family life. Receiving early treatment has proved to make a significant differenct to whiplash victim's recovery period.
What Whiplash Injury Pain Is Likely To Be Experienced?
Neck ache and stiffness is the most common pain, but in addition a whiplash injury victim might experience headaches, dizzines and tingling in the arms. The pain can also extend into the shoulders and back region. It is important to seek e early medical intervention if the pain is severe. Painkillers can help to ease the initial pain, but medical advice should be sought.
If I think I am suffering from a whiplash injury, what should I do?
In addition to seeking medical advice, if you are thinking of claiming compensation for your whiplash injury you must seek urgent and early legal advice. It is important that an expert whiplash solicitor is able to obtain early evidence to protect the chances of your whiplash injury claim being successful.
Choosing The Whiplash Experts to handle your whiplash injury claim will ensure that you will be looked after by expert whiplash solicitors who have extensive knowledge of the Whiplash claims process. This means that the process will be easier for you, quicker for you and also as stress free as possible. We know that we can provide you with the best possible whiplash injury claim service, so please do not delay, get in touch with us today.
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