Whiplash Compensation Claim -
Even the most cynical of us would agree that occasionally
accidents do happen. However, more often than not, an
'accident' isn't really an 'accident' at all and a certain
level of fault for the accident has to be placed squarely
on the shoulder of the person who caused the accident.
The same is certainly true in the case of a car
accident. So, how would you go about getting proper
whiplash compensation following a car accident?
Unlike other injuries that can occur in a car accident,
more often than not the symptoms of whiplash, such as
a whiplash neck injury, will not manifest themselves
until the morning after the accident. Usually, the accident
will cause the whiplash to manifest in the form of:
• a headache, most likely all over the head with
particular emphasis on the back of the head, or the forehead,
or behind the eyes of the victim; or
•neck pain; or
• both of the above, with the headache likely to
be more painful initially than the neck ache, but with
the neck ache likely to be more prolonged and with the
chance of this developing into Osteoarthritis in the future.
So, with an accident injury of this nature, i.e. one
that does not manifest itself immediately, you would think
that making a whiplash
injury compensation claim would be an extremely onerous
task as causation proof of the injury would be difficult.
However, you can make it easier to make a compensation
claim for whiplash if you adhere to the following guideline
procedures following the accident:
1. As Soon As You Can, Write Down Exactly What
Happened That Caused The Accident To Happen
When you write your notes about what happened that caused
the accident, which you should try and do as soon as you
can following the accident, you need to make a note of
exactly what happened leading up to the accident, during
the accident, and subsequent to the accident. You should
also take note of:
• where the accident took place
• what the weather conditions were like (e.g. was
it foggy and slippery?)
• what the time was
• whether there were any witnesses who can verify
• exactly what you said to the other person(s) involved
If possible you should use your mobile phone camera to
take photographs of the damage done to your car and you,
as well as of the road surface and the general weather
2. Have A Medical Examination Immediately
Even if you are not feeling too bad following your accident,
it can take a few hours, even a sleep, for the symptoms
of whiplash to manifest. However, the longer you leave
it until you get a medical examination the more chance
there will be that the person who caused the accident
can say that your injuries could have been caused by something
else other than them causing the car accident; or, worse,
that the whiplash injuries could have been mitigated if
only you had sought medical attention earlier.
To protect both yourself and your potential whiplash
injury compensation claim, you should take yourself
off to the hospital and have a complete medical examination
as soon as you can, following the accident. Once you have
had the examination you should ask the doctor to write
a report detailing the chances of you having suffered
an injury as a result of the accident you just had including
the chances of you having suffered whiplash.
If you do this, you may well find that it is a lot harder
for the person who caused your injury to claim that the
whiplash was the cause of anything but their actions.
Keep in mind that whiplash injuries can have a lasting
effect. They can also have a very dramatic effect on your
life especially if they manifest into Osteoarthritis.
So, do not take a potential whiplash injury lightly and
make sure that you protect any future rights that you
may have to bring a whiplash injury claim.
It's easy to proceed with a whiplash
compensation and gain maximum results without the
hassle, costs and confusion. Discover the 12 revolutions
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