Whiplash is the collective term used for an injury to the neck, which can affect the bones, discs, muscles, nerves or tendons in the neck and back.
Whiplash occurs when an unexpected force suddenly jerks the head backwards or sideways, followed by a reflect contraction in the opposite direction. Swelling and inflammation can occur due to damage caused by the rapid movement which leads to pressure being placed on the nerves. Damage to the bones in the neck from whiplash is rare.
Most injuries from whiplash claims improve by 6-9 months after the accident but occasionally can cause permanent problems. Accident Claims can advise you on every aspect of your claim, from initial paperwork to accepting a settlement. We’ve been successfully running whiplash claims for over 20 years – a testament to the quality of our work. We’ve helped thousands of clients over the years winning millions of pounds in compensation.