Whiplash injuries rise due to increasing traffic on Britain’s roads

by allan46 on June 1, 2011

With the ever increasing traffic on our country’s roads, subsequently more and more people are becoming prone to road traffic accidents. In the last 15 years, UK road traffic has increased by 25 per cent. The number of people making a link=http://www.phclaw.com]claim for whiplash[/link] has also increased by 25 per cent in the last 6 years.

Symptoms of Whiplash

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that people can suffer from. The areas most affected are the neck back and shoulders that can lead to the tearing of muscles, ligaments and other soft tissues that can also be severely damaged.

The most common symptoms of whiplash tend to be:

Headaches
Muscle ache
Pain in the neck, back, shoulders and arms

Taking several days, weeks or possibly months to recover.

In severe cases, devastating injuries may lave claimants severely disabled, the affects can be life changing and possibly mean that they are unable to work or participate in any social or leisurely activities outside of work.

It is not uncommon for people to have also suffered from psychological injury, particularly if they have been involved in a serious link=http://www.phclaw.com] car accident[/link]

How much compensation for whiplash?

The amount of compensation awarded for a link=http://www.phclaw.com]whiplashj injury[/link] depends on various factors and no two claims are the same. When awarding compensation, consideration is given to:

The severity of the injury
The recovery period
Whether or not there has been any permanent residual long term symptoms
Any out of pocket expenses – financial loss and other expenses you have had to pay as a result of the accident.

Up to £3,000 can be awarded for claimants who have suffered a whiplash injury with good recovery.

Up to £13,000 can be awarded for claimants who have suffered more severe neck or whiplash injuries.

Crash for Cash detriment to genuine claimants

Unfortunately we are starting to hear more and more stories and articles that are being publisized based on people who are trying to make fraudulant whiplash injury claims. Not only is this an act of crime, ‘crash for cash’ set-ups are putting the lives of innocent people at risk.

Such publicity also casts a shadow over genuine victims of non fault road accidents and personal injury solicitors.

That said, how can a link=http://www.phclaw.com]personal injury solicitor[/link] help anyone who has been involved in a car crash through no fault of their own?

We’re on your side and will fight for every penny that you deserve.

Firstly, they will access your claim and advice how much you may be entitled to claim.

Gather as much information and evidence as possible to ensure that you are awarded the maximum compensation that you deserve.

Once your claim has been successful, you will receive 100% compensation if you are dealing with a solicitor firm that acts on a ‘No win, no fee’ basis. There are no legal fees or hidden costs.

Any reputable, successful solicitor firm like PHC Law Ltd will ensure that you make a healthy and financial recovery as though the accident never happened.

For further information please visit our website www.phclaw.com or alternatively you can call us free on 0800 612 7 612.

 


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