Whiplash Injury Claims
If you have been in a road traffic accident and suffered a whiplash injury as a result, our expert whiplash solicitors at Freeclaim can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Call us on 0800 612 7340 or contact one of our whiplash injury solicitors online today.
Whiplash injuries can cause long lasting and sometimes even life changing effects, resulting in ongoing problems throughout your life. These can affect your ability to work and enjoy daily activities as you normally would. In addition, they can put extreme strain on your personal life, as well as the lives of your family and friends if you are injured to a point where you need ongoing care.
With this in mind, we approach each whiplash injury claim with the aim to ensure that you receive the best possible medical treatment as soon as possible, and the maximum amount of compensation available.
Making a claim for whiplash compensation
Out of 250,000 road accidents every year, by far the most common compensation claims are for whiplash injuries. It is vital that you speak to specialist whiplash solicitors immediately, to ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation and the early treatment and support services you need to make a full recovery.
At Freeclaim Solicitors, we know whiplash is a very real injury and can have a significant debilitating effect on the injured person. Our specialist team will be able to help you get the compensation you deserve, ensuring your best interests and that of your family are looked after. We have been recovering compensation for victims of road traffic accidents who have suffered a whiplash injury for over 25 years. We are also members of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) and have the expertise and knowledge to help you claim compensation, as well as being recommended by the Legal 500.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury, please contact us to discuss your claim. You will receive expert advice from an experienced whiplash claims solicitor. It costs nothing to enquire and all claims are handled on a no win no fee basis.
Call now on 0800 612 7340 or fill in our whiplash enquiry form online and we’ll call you straight back.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is the term used to describe an injury to the neck, caused by a sudden and violent movement of the head either backwards, forwards or sideways and most commonly occurs after a road traffic accident where a victim has been ‘rear ended’.
Whiplash can also occur if someone is involved in a sudden impact or is violently pushed or knocked over resulting in the head moving in a way where the tendons and ligaments in the neck are overstretched or damaged.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
Clients with whiplash injuries will often complain of neck pain and find that their neck has become stiff. A whiplash injury may cause victims to struggle to turn their head easily and in severe cases, they may not be able to turn their head at all.
The most common symptoms of whiplash will usually develop within 6 to 12 hours after an accident and can include:
- Neck pain
- Stiffness of the neck
- Reduced movement of the neck
- Inability to move the neck
- Pain when turning the head
- Jaw pain
- Back pain
- Muscle spasms in the arm/shoulder and/or hands
Many people will often suffer from some of the effects of whiplash immediately after the injury and symptoms and pain are known to get gradually worse within the first week of the injury, occasionally leading to more ongoing health problems. If any or all of these symptoms have presented themselves after your road traffic accident, you may be entitled to make a whiplash compensation claim.
Are there any longer term effects?
Fortunately, in most cases, the effects of whiplash will eventually subside. However in some cases people have been known to suffer pain and discomfort for as long as six months – in some cases longer. This is known as chronic whiplash.
Whiplash injuries can have long lasting effects, resulting in a myriad of problems such as chronic pain and a decrease in movement for an extended period of time, not to mention social, financial and emotional problems.
In one of our recent whiplash compensation claims, our client’s whiplash injuries did not settle as expected after a minor rear end shunt. Even two years after the accident, our client was experiencing back and neck pain, facial discomfort, tinnitus and she was diagnosed with psychologically mediated chronic pain syndrome. Our whiplash claims solicitors secured £35,000 compensation.
Chronic neck pain can mean you are unable to work or enjoy everyday activities as you normally would, which can lead to anxiety, depression and drug dependence. You may also suffer from constant headaches, back pain and insomnia. The severity of symptoms and recovery times will vary from person to person, but anyone experiencing lasting pain should see a medical professional as soon as possible.
Why use Freeclaim Solicitors?
- We are accredited solicitors – we are not a claims company.
- Over 25 years’ experience and a track record of success in whiplash and road accident claims.
- We are independent and not linked to any insurers – therefore we will only act in your best interests.
- We handle all whiplash compensation claims on a no win no fee basis – that means there is no financial risk to you in making a claim.
- Expert advice and representation. We will also liaise with your insurer on your behalf.
- We are recommended by the Legal 500 and are members of MASS (the Motor Accident Solicitors Society) showing our expertise in road traffic accident claims.
- We are professional and honest. We also campaign for those clients who have suffered injury through no fault of their own to dispel the myth of a “whiplash epidemic”, as is often presented by motor insurers.
We recommend that you speak to an experienced whiplash injury claim solicitor straight away. Even if you feel that your whiplash injuries and pain is settling down, it is important to start your claim as soon as possible so that we can prove your pain can be connected to the road accident.
More Information on Whiplash Claims
If you’re thinking about making a whiplash injury claim, get in touch with Freeclaim Solicitors today. Call our 24 hour helpline on 0800 612 7340.