Am I able to claim compensation for a whiplash injury?

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    Am I able to claim compensation for a whiplash injury?

    If you’re suffering from whiplash then you won’t to be told just how serious the condition can be. In recent years, it has come to be seen as something of a ‘quick fix’ complaint for people or disreputable firms wishing to make an easy compensation claim. Whilst this may well have been the case where some less than honest individuals were concerned, this shouldn’t be allowed to detract from the very serious nature of whiplash when it genuinely occurs.

    Whiplash is a painful and debilitating condition brought about by damage to the soft tissues of the neck, such as the muscles, tendons and ligaments. It occurs when the head is jolted backwards and forwards or from side to side in a violent manner. In the majority of cases, this is the result of a road traffic accident, but it can also arise after a fall a blow to the head or the likes of a mishap at work.

    If you’re suffering from whiplash, and feel that the accident which caused it wasn’t your fault, then you may well be in a position to make a claim for compensation. The symptoms of whiplash include headaches, stiffness, blurred vision and dizziness and, in chronic cases, it can also cause depression and stress.

    It’s clear then that suffering from whiplash can have a major effect upon a person’s life, often preventing them being able to fully participate in social activities or even earn a living. As described by the BBC, injuries such as this can lead to compensation for both monetary expenses, such as medical bills and loss of earnings, and also for on-going physical and psychological suffering. If you’re suffering the effects of whiplash caused by an accident which wasn’t your fault, then it’s only fair that you should be able to pursue compensation. A specialist personal injury solicitor will be able to build a case presenting your point of view and outlining the ways in which you’ve suffered and will do so on a no win no fee basis.

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