|Whiplash is a painful injury that occurs when the head is "whipped" violently and rapidly in a car accident. Recovering from a whiplash injury usually takes between 3 to 6 months but can be much longer if the injury is severe. Severe whiplash injury may prevent you from working and doing normal tasks like driving and taking the kids to school. Any accident involving the neck and shoulders can be painful and should be compensated for. Making a whiplash compensation claim, for an accident that was not your fault, is your legal right.
Immediately visit to the nearest doctor for an emergency medical examination. To protect both yourself and your whiplash claim, you should have a complete medical examination as soon as you can, following the accident. Remember it can take a few hours or days for symptoms of whiplash injury to appear
A whiplash injury claim can be make easier if you stick to the following guidelines following the accident:
• where the accident took place
• what the time was
• whether there were any witnesses who can verify your story
• what the weather conditions were like
If you have recently suffered a whiplash injury, then you have a period of 3 years from the date of the injury in which to bring proceedings to court. If you fail to bring your whiplash compensation claim to the courts within this time you will have forfeited your right to make a claim.
There are many firms that offer 'no win no fee' services to the victims of any kind of personal injury including whiplash injury making claims for compensation. You do not have to spend money at any point of time during claim procedure. The lawyers at the firm will ask you the details of the accident and the date when it happened. This is required as there is a three years time limit for making whiplash injury claims. You should have sufficient evidence to prove that your neck sprain injury is a result of that accident and that accident was a result of the other party's negligence and lack of care with no fault of your own.
Whiplash injuries can have long lasting effects leading to a dramatic impact on your life. This is a type of Soft Tissue Injury which affects the neck, back and shoulders, usually after the head has been jolted forwards (hyperflexion) or backwards (hyperextension) causing a sudden extension of the neck muscles.
If you have suffered whiplash as part of your personal injury, then call our Specialist Advice Centre on 0844 854 5090.
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