Whiplash is soft tissue damage that occurs when the body undergoes a sudden severe jolt, causing damage to the muscles, ligaments and tendons in parts of the body such as the neck, upper and lower back and shoulders.
The injury can cause varying amounts of pain throughout the body, depending on the severity and location the injury can require physiotherapy to aid recovery.
It can sometimes be quite difficult to identify a whiplash injury, which has resulted in a large number of claims being dismissed in the past. In more recent years extensive studies into the injury has meant that whiplash is now diagnosed more frequently and accurately.
There are various symptoms of whiplash, including neck pain, stiffness, back pain, headaches and blurred vision.
Whiplash claims are one of the most common types of personal injury to result from a road traffic accident.
If you believe you have the symptoms of whiplash it is advisable to seek medical attention as soon as you can.
If you have suffered from a whiplash injury; we are here to give you free, confidential advice and provide assistance if you are looking to make a claim.