Whiplash Injury - Whiplash Compensation
Whiplash injury is usually caused as a result of a road traffic accident in a car. The injury, which can affect the bones, discs, muscles, nerves or tendons or the neck, occurs when an unexpected force suddenly jerks the head backwards or sideways. Swelling and inflammation occur due to damage caused by the rapid movement which leads to pressure being placed on the nerves. Damage to the bones in the neck is rare.
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Whiplash symptoms may appear immediately following an accident or they may not develop until hours, days, or even weeks after the injury as pressure being placed on the nerves as a result of tissue swelling which causes muscle spasms, which results in the pain and stiffness often experienced.
Whiplash symptoms are varied and may include all or some of the following:
- Pain or stiffness to the neck, back, jaw, shoulders, or arms.
- Dizziness or balance problems.
- Numbness, pins and needles, burning or prickling in shoulders, arms or hands .
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Difficulty swallowing.
- Blurred vision.
- Ringing in the ears.
The psychological effect of whiplash can include memory loss, concentration impairment, nervousness, irritability, sleep disturbances, tiredness and depression.
For the majority of people suffering a whiplash injury the symptoms rarely last longer than six months.
For expert advice on how we can help you pursue a claim for your whiplash injury call us now on 0800 197 32 32 or complete our online claim form.