Any motor vehicle accident is extremely stressful. Add to that an injury and you may find yourself out of action for a while. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained through vehicle accidents. Most people will suffer some degree of whiplash in the event of an accident.
If you have been struggling with whiplash and believe you are entitled to compensation LHD Lawyers can help.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury to the spine sustained through sudden movement of the head and neck, most typically seen in motor vehicle accidents. This quick movement causes structures of the spine to strain or even become damaged. Common symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck stiffness
- Neck or shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Jaw pain
- Arm numbness or pins and needles
- Restricted movement
Whiplash can be very mild all the way severe. In some cases, people can walk away from an accident and not feel any effects of whiplash until days later. If you feel the effects of whiplash it is suggested that you visit your local GP.
If you are considering claiming compensation then it is important that you inform your Doctor that you were involved in an accident. Your GP will be able to suggest treatment options to help get you back on track faster.
In very severe cases of whiplash, you may be diagnosed with Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD). Symptoms of this disorder are similar to those mentioned above however, you may find your injuries show no sign or improvement or stop you from doing everyday activities.
Can I claim Compensation for Whiplash?
If you have been affected by whiplash due to a motor vehicle accident through no fault of your own then you can claim for compensation. The team at LHD Lawyers will be able to assess your situation and see if you have a solid claim. If so, we will help you lodge a compensation claim.
Working with our compensation lawyers will ensure that all claim deadlines are met and that you receive the best advice available. Motor vehicle compensation claims are also backed by our No Win No Fee policy. This means you only pay our legal fees if we win your case.
How Much Compensation Will I Receive?
This all depends on your case and the severity of your whiplash injury. When you speak to a compensation expert at LHD they will be able to assess your situation, if you have grounds to make a compensation claim then we will be able to give you an idea of how much compensation you will be entitled to.
In most cases, you will be entitled to compensation to cover your medical bills and any rehabilitation costs you may have. As mentioned above, this depends on your situation and circumstances. For the most accurate advice always check with your compensation specialist.
If you have been in a motor vehicle accident and would like to seek compensation for whiplash injuries contact LHD Lawyers today. Our expert team will be able to help you win the compensation and entitlements you deserve to help get your life back on track.