Road Traffic Accidents

Whiplash injuries most commonly occur when a vehicle in which you are travelling is hit by another vehicle from behind, and is one of the most common forms of injury caused in road traffic accidents. Whiplash injury is usually as a result of sudden and unexpected movement of your neck, because even though your body is restrained by a seatbelt, your head is not.

 

Depending on the type of impact, this movement of the neck can be quite violent, and as a result, whiplash injuries can vary in severity from mild discomfort, to disability and a possible need for surgery. Neck pain that occurs as a result of a whiplash injury may be obvious immediately after an accident or it can begin after a few days have passed and can last for hours or many years. In approximately 10% of whiplash injuries resulting from a car accident it can cause long-term disability.

 

Symptoms of whiplash injuries can include neck pain, headaches, dizziness, stiffness and pain in the shoulders and arms. In some severe cases, long term problems such as memory loss, concentration problems, tinnitus and depression can occur. Contact your GP if you feel you have suffered a whiplash injury and they can recommend the best treatment for you. Any report from your doctor will also be used towards any compensation claim.

 

If you have been in a road traffic accident that was not your fault and you were unlucky enough to have sustained a whiplash injury then you are entitled to pursue a whiplash claim settlement. Call Kwik Accident Helpline today, and let us help you to get the compensation you deserve.

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