Two out of three personal injury claims made everyday are commonly for whiplash injuries. According to statistics, in Britain alone, whiplash claims have increased by 18% last year.
The injuries can occur at various speeds, although they are most commonly picked up from car and road accidents; they can actually occur in other physical activities such as diving, riding a bike or horse riding. In other circumstances, whiplash injuries can also be caused by many different situations including slips, trips and falls, sports injuries, amusement park rides such as roller coasters, and even assaults and attacks (punched, shaken or shoved) where the head is jolted backwards and forwards. Therefore the conception of how they are caused are mainly by any motion similar to a rear-end collision in a motor vehicle.
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What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the head, neck, shoulders or back following a sudden acceleration-deceleration force. It is a painful condition, often a stiffness of movement and a feeling of tightening of the muscles, ligaments or tendons as your muscles over extend – being pushed and stretched much further than they would, which can badly affect your mobility. These symptoms are not always immediately apparent, but they can develop over several days, weeks or even years after an incident. Whenever the injured party starts to feel any pain or discomfort, it is vital that they seek medical attention from their doctor.
For some, the effects of whiplash are only short-term causing difficulty and pain to household chores and stretching; whilst for others it can lead to long-term pain and discomfort and in extreme cases, disability. These severe cases can also prevent the sufferer from working; which as a result can cause the loss of income from the individual. Therefore, receiving early treatment and diagnose would make a significant change to the whiplash sufferer’s healing process.
Therefore, if you have suffered a form of physical injury and are suffering any of the symptoms of whiplash, you could be entitled to claim compensation. At Accidents Direct, we will put you in touch with a whiplash injury lawyer, offering a ‘no win, no fee*’ service to help you claim the compensation you deserve without incurring large legal bills.
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Although they are most commonly known from car and road accidents, the injury can sometimes occur in other physical activities such as diving, riding a bike or horse riding.
The injuries can occur at various speeds, the main concepts of how they are caused are mainly by any motion similar to a rear-end collision in a motor vehicle such as:
- • Assault (e.g. being punched, shaken, shoved)
- • Amusement park rides (e.g. roller coasters)
- • A slip or fall where the head is jolted backwards and forwards
The main concepts of how they are caused are mainly by any motion similar to a rear-end collision in a motor vehicle such as: being assaulted (punched, shaken or shoved), amusement park rides such as roller coasters or slips and falls, where the head is jolted backwards and forwards. Therefore, the injuries can also occur in