Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Claiming for A Whiplash Injury Compensation

Whiplash Injury Compensation
The injury that is mostly suffered during a motor accident is whiplash injury. This is caused by the sudden jolting of the head backwards and forwards, or sideways which causes the neck muscles, tendons, and ligaments to get overstretched. Typically, whiplash is not immediately realized, but the stiffness and pain develops in the next 24 hours, following the occurrence of the accident.

A whiplash injury usually occurs when the car is hit from behind, however, sometimes this can be a hit from the side. You will be less likely to suffer from this injury if you are braced for the impact as you have anticipated it. For example, when you hit the back of another car and you were able to see it in a split second before the collision occurred. In most cases, this injury causes stiffness, discomfort, and pain that may last for a couple of weeks. This can be severe during the first few weeks and gradually resolves. Its symptoms may last for a few days to years, though luckily, most cases are on the lower end of the range. The neck is the part of the body that is commonly affected but there are those who suffer the symptoms in their lower back, and the stiffness and pain radiates from the neck to the shoulders and arms.

 When on rare occasions, the consequences can be more serious associated with the injury which may include dizziness, headaches, visual or hearing problems, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and mood and behavioral changes. A condition known as fibromyalgia causes pain in the joints can occasionally develop following the injury. Though this can be rare, those who may develop it may suffer from a long term disability.

It is highly important that when you have suffered a whiplash injury, you need to consult solicitors who have enough experience and expertise to handle the claim. If you need a physiotheraphy or other forms of treatment, it can be arranged for you at no cost. Physiotheraphy can be one of the greatest benefits when provided immediately after the accident, thus it is important to quickly act. And if you make a fast recovery after the injury, necessary steps will be taken to settle the claim, with a very minimal inconvenience and for you to recover the full amount of compensation that you are entitled to receive. You will also be provided with support and advice until the claim is ready to be settled. It will be ensured that not suffer from financial hardship while the claim process is ongoing.

If you suffered from a whiplash injury resulting from a traffic accident, it's vital to seek advice from the right professionals and specialist lawyers. Whether your injury was minor and you have made a quick recovery in a few weeks, or it's a serious injury which takes months or even years to get resolved, you can be confident to receive the right amount of compensation that you deserve when seek the help of compensation claim company.


ayshwariya said...

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