If you’ve been injured in a road accident which was not your fault either as the driver, passenger, or pedestrian then you may have a claim for whiplash injury compensation. Whiplash is the common term for hyperextension of the vertebra as result of a heavy impact.
Common whiplash symptoms include:
- neck pain and stiffness
- tenderness over the neck muscles
- reduced and painful neck movements
- headaches and/or migraines
Less common symptoms of whiplash can include:
- lower back pain
- pain, numbness or pins and needles (paraesthesia) in your arms and hands
- muscle spasms
- blurred vision
- vertigo (the sensation that you are moving or spinning while standing still)
If you are an unfortunate victim of a road accident, and have suffered whiplash, then there are some key things to remember to help you claim the compensation you truly deserve.
- Move to a safer location, if you are able
- Call the emergency services, if at all needed
- If you are injured seek professional medical attention
- Never admit liability at the scene of the accident
- Get witness statements, if there are witnesses
- Take photographic evidence if possible
- Contact a trusted injury lawyer
What should you do if you have suffered a whiplash injury?
If you have suffered a Whiplash injury, you will need expert medical and legal advice. If you are unfortunate enough to have sustained a severe head injury, then choosing the right solicitor is a critical decision. Whiplash injuries are the most common type of road accident injury, but also one of the most painful as it can become a long term condition. Even minor whiplash can result in long term pain and can be extremely debilitating in some cases.
Whiplash requires careful medical attention and expert legal advice to get you on the road to recovery.
How to make a whiplash compensation claim
Nationwide Injury Lawyers are experts in claiming whiplash injury compensation and can assist with all aspects of your claim, from specialist medical care and physiotherapy through to financial support and a successful damages award. Nationwide Injury Lawyers can even help you get you car or motorbike repaired and provide you with a like for like replacement vehicle. However, we do not advise getting back in the driver’s seat until you have consulted with your local general practitioner that it is safe to do so.
Claim compensation for your whiplash injury today
If you have suffered from a neck injury, it is likely that you will be unable to work at your full capacity, and may also have incurred medical expenses with consultants and after care. Nationwide Injury Lawyers are the perfect partner to help you make your whiplash accident compensation claim. Our Solicitors have decade’s of experience behind them in dealing with various accident claims. Our Solicitors also work on a 100% No-Win No-Fee* guarantee, meaning that no money is needed to claim and if you don’t win your case you won’t have to pay your solicitor anything.
Why not try our Quick Claim Assessment to see how much you could receive for your injury? You can start your claim today.