What Does Whiplash Feel Like?
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What does Whiplash feel like?
Whiplash is an injury principally of the neck and back, although pain can also be experienced elsewhere, such as in the shoulders and arms.
It is caused by a sharp movement that snaps your head forward, backward or sideways. Whiplash frequently occurs in a car accident when the car you are travelling in is hit from behind or the side or you hit something in front of you. It can also occur in other ways, for example, by slipping or tripping.
If you believe you have whiplash, you should seek medical help as soon as possible. If it occurred because of an accident that was not your fault, or not entirely your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
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How Does Whiplash Happen?
A violent movement that sharply jolts your head can cause damage to your neck, including the ligaments, discs, nerves and muscles.
The trauma and sometimes tears caused to the soft tissue are likely to cause pain and you may also experience swelling.
This could occur when a car is hit or if you are injured playing sports, if you fall or if you are on a fairground ride.
Symptoms Of Whiplash
Whiplash symptoms are wide-ranging and may not be immediately apparent. Common symptoms include:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder, back and arm pain
- Neck stiffness and loss of range of movement
- Difficulty moving neck and an increase in pain with movement
- Headaches, particularly at the base of the skull
- Tingling or numbness in arms and shoulders
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
- Poor sleep and disturbed sleep
- Problems with vision
What To Do If You Think You Have Whiplash
If you are involved in a car or other accident and your head is jerked sharply, you should seek medical treatment, even if you are not in immediate discomfort.
A hospital will be able to check for fractures or more serious issues and will also be able to treat your whiplash.
Where your injuries were caused because of an accident that was not your fault, it is important to have medical records in place as these will provide evidence of what has happened to you. You should also make sure that you attend all recommended appointments, to include follow-ups and physiotherapy.
You are strongly advised to speak to a solicitor as soon as possible. If you ring to speak to one of our personal injury solicitors, you will be given a free initial consultation. Our experts will be able to tell you whether you have a valid claim.
We will also be able to start collecting evidence straightaway while the incident is still recent. We can also arrange for you to be examined by a whiplash medical expert while your injuries are recent.
Making a claim can be particularly important if your whiplash is fairly severe and is likely to have an ongoing impact on your life.
In some cases, whiplash heals within weeks and there is no ongoing pain. However, in some cases, symptoms can continue. This can include neck and back pain, pain in the arms and reduced range of motion.
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Our clients choose us because:
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You will be met with a friendly face and positive attitude by a team that really wants to see the best outcome for you and the legal issue you have encountered. You will know we are on your side.
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At McGee Solicitors, we represent clients who have been injured and have whiplash following car accidents and other incidents. Our personal injury team have a high level of experience in obtaining damages payments for whiplash. As well as our legal expertise and ability to secure the best possible compensation, we are known for our friendly and personal service.
If you come to us for representation, we will take the time to understand your situation and make sure that you have our support throughout your case. We understand how painful and debilitating whiplash can be and we will always do all we can to help you and to ensure that you receive an adequate sum of money for what has happened.
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As well as carrying out an examination and checking your ability to move your head, neck, shoulders and arms, your doctor may arrange for tests to determine whether you have whiplash and the extent of your injuries. This could include X-rays and scans.
What Does Whiplash Feel Like?
If your accident was because of someone else’s negligence, you are likely to be entitled to make a whiplash compensation claim. We can advise you of the strength of your case. Providing you with an estimate of the amount you might expect to be paid.
You can also use our whiplash claim calculator.
We are often able to settle cases out of court, meaning you would not have to attend a hearing. We will contact the solicitor acting for the other party, for example, the at-fault driver, and attempt to negotiate a payment by way of compensation.
If your case does need to go to court, we will support you throughout the process. Ensuring that you have all of the help to prepare that you need.
Contact Us – What Does Whiplash Feel Like?
We understand that making a legal claim can seem daunting. Our solicitors are friendly and approachable and will always take the time to talk through any concerns with you. If you believe you have suffered whiplash and you would like to speak to one of our personal injury lawyers, give us a ring.
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