Whiplash refers to injury to the muscles, ligaments, vertebrae, or nerves of the neck caused when the head is suddenly thrown forward and then sharply back or move from right to left in a traffic accident. It is one of the most common forms of road injuries. Whiplash recovery can occur within few days in case of minor injuries and can also take a lifetime in case of severe injuries. According to the Health and Safety Executive nearly 10% of whiplash injury cases caused by car accidents result in long-term disability.
Whiplash claims is one of the injury claims that is related to whiplash injuries that are checked and reported by a doctor. Whiplash claims can also be made by any passenger, i.e. driver is not only the person who can claim for accident. Accident claims are usually made by a person over 18 years of age and within three years of accident depending on the country, where accident happened, and if the person is under 18 years of ages his/her three year period starts from the 18th birthday and in Scotland, it is 16th birthday.
If you are thinking on the ways in which whiplash claims can help you than these could be the following:
1. You can work on your earnings that have been affected due to your absence from work as a result of whiplash injury
2. You can work on your treatment costs and any other related costs
3. You can also work on your other non-financial losses such as your hobbies.
Usually solicitors work on whiplash claims that are sustained and with the help of any evidence that the person can get from the place of accident such as any witness. In this regard, UK is known as “Whiplash Capital of Europe” due to the number of claims annually in which some of the claims are “fraudulent”. In order to reduce fraud, solicitors check the report by doctor and evidences at the spot of accident. Among the best solicitors are those, who can work on the accident claims without affecting any time of the person and without making it complicated. Less than one in 20 claims go to court and in this case, solicitors can also help the person by saving his trips to the court. Solicitors can also help people about accidents that are happened on holidays or somewhere abroad.