Although whiplash injury is most commonly caused after a car accident, accidents on the sports field or at work accidents can also cause whiplash. Any accident which results in the head and neck being thrust violently backwards then forwards can damage neck tissue, and if the accident is someone else´s fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
Whiplash injury claims
Whiplash can also be caused by sideways-on car collisions, sports injuries or even injury sustained during fairground rides. In child abuse cases, whiplash type injuries can be caused by a child being violently shaken, causing the head to whip backwards and forwards at speed.Dodgems and roller-coasters in particular cause whiplash-associated injuries, particularly in children. Minor whiplash can mask more serious neck or back damage, and however your accident occurred, you should seek medical help as soon as possible. After receiving treatment for your injuries, contact a personal injury solicitor who will give you free legal advice and guidance about making a claim for compensation, providing the accident was not your fault.
The cervical spine bears the weight of the head, and allows the head to turn and move. If damage is done to the spine during an accident, urgent medical advice should be sought. The older the person is who suffers an accident, the more likely the spine is to suffer serious damage, and to herniate after a whiplash injury. A slip, trip or fall can also cause whiplash, particularly if it affects the spine.
A bang to the back or the head can also cause whiplash, when tissues in the neck become damaged, and cause pain in the lower back and head. Any type of head or back injury needs to be examined as quickly as possible as minor whiplash could be masking more serious injury. Knocks to the head can result in serious health problems later on if ignored when the accident happens, and a tear of the neck tissue can cause lasting damage if left untreated.
Whiplash is caused by the rupture of the anterior ligament, and symptoms of whiplash usually include some neck pain, shoulder pain and/or numbness, and sometimes dizziness.Pain and discomfort caused by whiplash injury or a neck injury can result in sufferers being unable to return to work, and also having to pay medical expenses. If you have suffered a whiplash injury or a neck injury after an accident that was someone else´s fault, contact a personal injury solicitor who works on a no win, no fee basis, and one who will offer you 100% support and charge you nothing.
The advantage of using a regulated solicitor to help make a claim for whiplash compensation, as opposed to a claims management company, is that your claim will be dealt with directly on a one to one basis, and not passed on to a third party. There will be no risk and no cost to you, and your claim will be handled by a professional solicitor.