Whiplash is a term you may have heard which describes a common neck injury. It's caused by the sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways.
If you're involved in a car accident the impact on collision can cause you to jolt while your body is held in place by your seatbelt your head can jerk sharply causing you an injury. Whiplash injuries can also be caused by sudden impact to the head such as a fall.
Every injury is different and while the vast majority recover within a few weeks or months, some are life-changing. Problems can include neck pain, headaches, dizziness, and inflammation. These take time and treatment to heal.
If you've sustained a whiplash injury and the accident wasn't your fault you may be able to claim compensation. You would be able claim for the injuries that you sustained as well as any other losses that you have. For example if you've been unable to work due to your accident we can claim wage loss, also if you've had to pay for treatment such as physiotherapy we can recover the cost of that from the third parties insurers.
If you think you've suffered a whiplash injury you should visit your doctor as soon as possible for diagnosis and advice on treatment to alleviate your pain your doctor will also be able to tell you the likely recovery time and when you can return to work.
Here at Thorntons we will assess the level of compensation that you might be entitled to for your injury and guide you through the claims process. If you'd like to have a no-obligation chat to discuss your situation and the options available to you then please contact us using the telephone number or the enquiry form on our website.