What is Whiplash Injury or neck whiplash as it is sometimes called? Whiplash affects soft tissue. The sudden jerk of the head during a car accident (sometimes even at low velocity) can cause severe neck pain after the crash, even though a seatbelt is fastened. Cases and symptoms can range from mild to very acute whiplash injury. Symptoms can take time to develop or appear instantly and they can include pain in the neck, shoulders and or arms, pins and needles from trapped nerves and in extreme cases some nerve damage has been known, as well as tinnitus, depression and memory loss. If your accident happened within the last three years and was not your fault then refer your compensation claim for whiplash to our expert personal injury solicitors below right now to see if you have a claim.
Whiplash Side Impact
It can be a common misconception that whiplash can only be caused when a car went into the back of you and you suffered a rear end car crash. Whiplash side impact can be just as painful and equally if a car hits into the side of you and it was not your fault you should be able to claim personal injury whiplash compensation. Make a claim now.
“How much how much compensation for whiplash injury?” is a question people frequently have. As every case depends on its own facts, circumstances and injury severity, it can be inaccurate to comment on the likely awards at the outset. If you want an accurate guide its always much better to submit your claim first and once the facts are established the solicitor should review the situation and be able to give a better indication when the expert independent medical reports have been conducted in your claim. If you want further information on recent award guidelines the Judicial Studies Board have produced guidelines General Damages in Personal Injury Cases. For further information consult the Judicial Studies Board website or you can obtain a copy of their 80 page book here – General Damages in Personal Injury Cases
Neck strain treatment for whiplash should include good posture, ice packs and your GP may advise physiotherapy. Its important to keep (as much as possible) your normal daily activities going to help heal whiplash injury. For further information please refer to the NHS link below or contact your GP.
Whiplash can be very painful; whiplash effects may include pain in the neck, tingling or pins and needles in face or arms or shoulders and trapped nerves. As mentioned earlier extreme cases also include some memory loss, tinnitus and depression. Movement is also usually restricted due to pain, but the recovery from whiplash is good, although whiplash injury recovery times vary. Please consult your GP if you think you have Whiplash injuries.
If you are looking for Physiotherapy for whiplash then its always advisable to consult your doctor to see what you are able to achieve given your health and injuries. Further resources are available from The Chartered Society of Personal Injury website.
Good posture always helps, but ask your doctor if your symptoms persist about physiotherapy. A physiotherapist can usually provide you with some gentle neck whiplash exercises you can do at home, ice or heat, traction or manipulation of the affected area. We hope this page has helped you with your understanding of whiplash inujry.
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