Saturday, 30 January 2010
Whiplash injuries are the most common injuries that one suffers during an accident which primarily happens on the road either while driving or traveling in a motor vehicle, be it a car, lorry motorbike or a van. The claimant can claim accident compensation and go to a no win no fee lawyer, especially if the injury has been missed.
The injury is due to extra movement of the neck and head upon impact or accident beyond its natural extension which results in damage to the neck or shoulder tissues, muscles or in serious accidents might also lead to complications in the spinal cord.
There are several symptoms of a whiplash injury which one must check for especially after having been involved in a collision.
Signs like neck and shoulder pain and stiffness, hampering of free movement of neck, shoulders and arms, lower back pain, blurring of vision, muscle spasms, difficulty in swallowing post the accident can all be a possible whiplash injury. One should immediately consult a medical practitioner and get all the possible scans, X-ray’s and checks done to ascertain that the whiplash injury is not there.
In the eventuality of a whiplash injury being there as a result of the impact of the accident, these medical examinations and tests become all the more important as these would ascertain the exact extent of damage based on which whiplash compensation claims can be filed for and sought.
In order to file for whiplash compensation; one needs to be involved in an accident which happened because of the other persons fault. Even in cases, where the injured individual was the passenger of the car which met with an accident because of its driver’s fault; then also the injured individual can file for a whiplash compensation. Expenses incurred in recuperating from whiplash injury, income loss because of the accident, damage or loss of any personal belongings, claims for suffering and pain and any other loss of income and expenditure do form a part of the whiplash compensation claim. One can also include costs of ongoing or future treatment which one might have to undertake as a result of the accident in their whiplash compensation claims.
The extent of whiplash compensation claim that one receives depends upon various factors and there are several factors which are involved in deciding the exact amount of whiplash compensation. There are several professional service providers who specialize in the whiplash compensation claims arena and help the injured individuals in getting the amount of claims that they thoroughly deserve. Most of these professionals who generally are lawyers and attorneys by profession operate on a no win no fee arrangement with their clients, thereby providing the client with appropriate protection from all legal and administrative charges that might occur because of the whiplash compensation claims case.
These professionals also advise their clients on various technicalities and aspects of filing for claims and ensure that apart from fighting their cases; they are able to provide effective and the right kind of treatment which is essential in such serious cases.
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