Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Claiming Compensation for Whiplash, Neck and Back Injuries

Although the causes of back and neck pain are many and varied, soft tissue injury following a car accident commonly affects the back and surrounding tissues. Whiplash is a common injury that affects the anterior longitudinal ligament and can result in a chronic pain state.



Probably the easiest way to investigate whether you can make an accident compensation claim is to contact one of the many many no win no fee solicitors specialising in this field. How successful you will be is dependant on a variety of factors but it seems the golden rule is if you can blame someone for the accident/condition/pain you are likely to have some success.

Local to me in Nottingham, UK is a group called Recover! which I have dealt with in the past over a whiplash claim and neck injury compensation. Their website http://www.recover-compensation.com/ has lots of information about what you can claim and how much you may be likely to receive, using a snazzy little compensation estimator.

Before seeking financial remuneration I would always recommend visiting a professional to assess the extent of the injury and what the prognosis may be as this will influence how much can be claimed if anything.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

In November 2007 I herniated a disc in my neck from a Whiplash neck injury. The MRI showed 2 additional bulging cervical discs and 3 bone spurs. 11 months on and my condition has only improved slightly. If you have existing conditions such as bone spurs is this likely to effect a compensation claim?

Jonathan Paul said...

Whiplash is a non-medical term used to describe neck pain resulting from an injury to the soft tissues of the neck, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Whiplash is a very common injury caused from a high speed impact or a forceful jerk. Most whiplash injuries are caused when a car rams into the back of your car, or rear-ends your car. Whether you have suffered a whiplash neck injury, back injury, or bruising, in order to know exactly what your rights are you should seek a consultation with a personal injury solicitor or lawyer as soon as you can following the accident and in any case before you agree to sign any settlement agreement with any insurance company as they will not only be able to tell you what your legal rights are but also what compensation you should be entitled to. Click here for more information.

Car Accident Whiplash said...

I've now had my fourth accident involving my neck and been to physio. Already had one scare a few months back when I went for xray. Chiropractor won't treat me any more as there is a fear that I have too much laxicity in my neck ligaments. Anyway physio says I cannot afford to have another fall involving head getting bashed and if I do - or have car accident - require to grip my neck and whatever I do don't look up or down.