Whiplash Compensation Claims

The most common type of injury sustained in a road traffic accident is known as whiplash.

This injury arises when the head is forced forward quickly and then recoils. Accordingly injury can be caused by sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways. This often occurs after a sudden impact such as a road traffic accident when uncontrolled and vigorous movement of the head overstretches the tendons and ligaments in the neck. Low speed collisions can also cause whiplash injuries although these will often be disputed by the other party, particularly where there has been little damage to your vehicle.

Common symptoms of whiplash include neck pain and stiffness, tenderness over the neck muscles, reduced neck movements and headaches. These symptoms will normally develop over a number of hours following the original road traffic accident and can last for many months. Early intervention by way of physiotherapy treatment can often reduce recovery time and increase the prospects of a complete resolution of symptoms.

In the event that you suffer from pre existing neck problems or have a pre existing weakness, symptoms may not fully resolve. In such circumstances expert evidence is required to determine what continuing symptoms can be directly attributable to the accident.

In many road traffic accidents psychological symptoms such as anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder may develop. These may be overlooked as medical practitioners tend to concentrate on the more acute and obvious physical injuries. In addition, many people assume that any such symptoms will quickly resolve. This is often not the case and in many instances the psychological injuries may persist well beyond any symptoms from whiplash.

At Sintons our specialist personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in pursuing road accident compensation claims including those involving whiplash injuries and any associated psychological symptoms. In addition, to minimise any inconvenience you may suffer and to maximise the benefits that can be achieved, we are able to provide the following serviced where another party is at fault:

  • Free physiotherapy treatment within 3 working days of instruction;
  • Access to expert rehabilitation services and psychological screening;
  • Recovery of all losses and expenses including loss of earnings.

Should you vehicle be damaged as a result of the road traffic accident we are able to offer:

  • Free vehicle recovery and repair;
  • Free like for like replacement until you are back in your own vehicle;
  • Recovery of excess and any uninsured losses and additional expenses.

All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.

To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.