Compensation claims for whiplash and neck injuries are one of the most common forms of personal injury claims that are dealt with in the UK.
More often than not whiplash is a direct injury resulting from the forced and instantaneous jerking movement your neck experiences when in a situation such as a road traffic accident.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is the term for spraining the muscles in the neck due movements known as hyperflexion or hyperextension.
Hyperflexion occurs when the neck jerks forwards first and then backwards. A hyperflexion whiplash injury usually happens when a car has hit a solid object whilst moving forward, such as going into the back of a car in front or into a bollard or tree, for example.
Hyperextension is the opposite of hyperflexion and usually occurs when the car you are travelling in is hit from behind by another vehicle, causing your head to snap backwards before being thrown forwards.
As you can see from the image below whiplash affects the muscles on the back of the neck (highlighted red).
Of course car accidents aren’t the only way in which you may suffer from whiplash. People receive these types of injuries from rollercoasters, sports and other unfortunate accidents such as falling.
Why Claim for Whiplash?
If you’ve never had whiplash before, you might think it is a similar feeling to having a bad crick in your neck after sleeping awkwardly throughout the night.
It is a far worse injury that that.
Whiplash can last for months and is a potentially very debilitating injury which could make it hard for you to perform the most menial day-to-day tasks:
- Sleeping comfortably
- Your job – especially if movement or manual work is an essential part
- Spending quality time with your family/children
If you are suffering from whiplash you will already know that it can cause terrible pain in your neck so, if that isn’t your fault, you deserve to be financially compensated for the inconvenience and trouble it is putting you through, especially if you are losing out on wages/earnings and your quality of life is reduced.
The True Claims Procedure
At True Solicitors[LINK TO HOMEPAGE] we have a quick, effective and efficient procedure to discovering if you have a claim, how much it could be worth to you and how long the claiming process will take.
We have a dedicated team of expert Road Traffic Accident Solicitors who are committed to getting to know you and the details of your accident so they can get the right amount of money for your individual claim; as no two cases are the same.
After the initial assessment of your claim we will manage your expectations of how much you could be owed, so you don’t feel disappointed after being promised tens of thousands of pounds. However, if you have used our claims calculator[LINK TO CALCULATOR] you might already know the ballpark figure that you could receive for your injury.
From then on we will fight tooth and nail and battle against the guilty party to ensure that the ones who are to blame are held responsible and you receive the financial compensation that is rightfully yours.
Our dependable and approachable team is there for you every step of the way and guarantee to get you the compensation and financial reward that you deserve.
If you are suffering from whiplash from an accident that wasn’t your fault and you want to know how much financial compensation you are entitled to, simply use the claims calculator below to find out, and then get in touch[LINK TO CONTACT PAGE] to discuss your case with our experts!