What are the symptoms of 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 involving stiffness of movement and tightening of the muscles, ligaments or tendons and can badly affect your mobility. These symptoms are not always immediately apparent; they often develop after a period of time has passed since the accident, for example a few days later.


For some, the effects of whiplash are only short-term, causing difficulty and pain to household chores and stretching. For others, whiplash can lead to long-term pain and discomfort and in extreme cases, disability; these severe cases can also prevent the sufferer from working, which results in a loss of income. Given the potential seriousness of whiplash injures it is important to receive medical attention as soon as possible after the accident, especially if symptoms become apparent; receiving early treatment can have a significant positive impact on the healing process.


If you have been involved in an accident and have suffered from whiplash injuries, Accidents Direct is here to help. Our specialist solicitors have extensive experience in helping their clients gain compensation for their whiplash injures; all you need to do is call 0800 180 4001 or submit your details into our claim form and we will call you back.