“Whiplash” is the term commonly used to describe the type of neck injury which occurs when your head suddenly jolts backwards and then forwards. It is a common injury that often occurs following road traffic accidents.
According to one of the leading motor insurers, whiplash accounts for 76% of all personal injury claims made in the UK. According to the NHS it tends to affect women more than men.
If you have been involved in a sudden impact such as a road accident, the vigorous movement of your head may have damaged the ligaments and tendons in your neck.
Common whiplash symptoms include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Tenderness over the neck muscles
- Reduced and painful neck movements
After an accident the symptoms of whiplash often take 12 hours to develop. The neck pain and stiffness is often worse on the day after the injury and it may get worse for a few days afterwards.
Generally whiplash symptoms will resolve over time although each case is different and the severity and duration of the symptoms may vary according to the severity of the impact and the physiology of the injured person.
We have extensive experience of recovering compensation for people who has suffered whiplash type injuries. If you have suffered a whiplash injury get in touch with us now to get free expert advice on what you could be entitled to, with no obligation on your part.