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Types of Whiplash Accident

Many people experience neck injury or strain their neck muscles adjoining soft tissues in an unfortunate car accident. This injury is often termed as whiplash which occurs when any vehicle hits from side or from the rear side, resulting a sudden and sharp movement of the neck or head. This causes limitation in neck movement or in tender muscles. If a person is suffering from whiplash injury, the best way to get recover from it is to know more about its related condition.

A person suffering from whiplash accident regardless being a driver or a passenger is entitled for a considerable amount of compensation for the injuries. Generally, whiplash depicts a neck injury which is occurred by sudden movement of head or neck resulting from an accident, but this may result in other types of whiplash accident like tendons of neck causing in muscles nerves resulting in greater pain which could even become more severe for the suffering individuals.  Therefore, it is important to seek medical advice from a doctor and get those injuries treat as soon as possible, after the accident.

Some common types of symptoms including other types of whiplash accident are;

  • stiffness in neck and neck pain
  • Pain in arms as well as legs
  • Pains in shoulder blades
  • Nausea
  • Vertigo
  • Tingling and numbness
  • Dizziness and balance problems
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Low Back Pain
  • Headache
  • Pain around jaw
  • Ringing in ears

In the treatment of whiplash, it is very important to have a complete rest so that it allows the ligaments and muscles surrounding cervical spine to get easily recover.  But too much rest is also not recommended because this may cause stiffness in the affected area. Avoid those activities which are too strenuous and which requires physical input. A doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medication in order to treat whiplash and applying heat pads and ice packs are also work in improving its condition. In the severe cases of whiplash, a surgical collar is suggested to wear by the affected person so as to evade any further mishap.  In the extreme worse case, person may undergo surgery also, but this happens only when the disk inside vertebrae becomes misplaced, torn or ruptured. Generally, people do not face any disruption in their usual routine activity when they meet whiplash injury. And those who find, usually recover after a few days and safely return to their normal activities.

Slip in Public House
Mrs C whilst walking towards the bar area slipped on the wet floor of a public house whilst walking towards the bar area. She fell awkwardly causing a complex fracture of her right wrist. The insurers denied liability alleging the floor was dry and that Mrs C was drunk and jumping on the dancefloor. Cooks obtained evidence refuting this and issued the claim at Court. Settlement was reached just prior to the trial when Mrs C was awarded £20,000.00 she said:
"I would just like to say thanks to the staff who have been first class explaining things to me all the way and keeping me informed."
Mrs C from Middlesbrough

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case