Whiplash Claims Queensland
If you have been in a motor vehicle accident and suffered a whiplash injury then you may be entitled to compensation.
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.
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