What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is damage to the soft tissue surrounding the neck and spine. The damage is caused when the neck is hyper-extended forward and then back, for example when your vehicle is involved in a rear-impact collision. This hyperextension of the neck produces a ‘whipping’ motion, hence the term ‘whiplash’.

Whiplash often develops when a driver is involved in a rear-end shunt collision.

The symptoms associated with whiplash injuries include:

  • Neck pain
  • Headache
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Concussion
  • Shock
  • Jaw pain
  • Psychological injuries, such as travel anxiety and nightmares

As a general rule, the quicker the symptoms of whiplash develop, the more severe the injury tends to be.

 How do I Claim for Whiplash?

To be able to claim compensation for whiplash injuries sustained in a road traffic accident, you will need to provide a medical certificate from a doctor.  It is also important that you gather as much information at the time of the accident as possible.  Obtaining the names and addresses of witnesses and taking photos of the accident site can assist our solicitors in putting together an organised, persuasive case when representing you in court.

Our team of experienced lawyers can assist you in organising medical evaluation in order to make a successful claim. Our network of contacts includes medical professionals who have the experience and expertise to give you a proper diagnosis, as well as the treatment you need to get back on your feet as quickly as possible.

 Talk to Us

Whiplash can be a painful, debilitating injury, but with our help, you will be able to claim the compensation you need to cover your expenses and return to your normal life.

If you have suffered a whiplash injury, talk to us at Injury Lawyers 4U. Our professional solicitors can give you clear, no-nonsense guidance and advice on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. Contact us today on 0800 221 8888 to receive expert advice from one of our specialist lawyers, or fill in this contact form and one of our team will get straight back to you.

You can also find out more about whiplash in our recent blog post.