Road traffic accidents cause over 5,000 reported incidents of personal injury in Sheffield every year, a large percentage of which are whiplash injuries. Most of the personal injury claims that result in the issue of legal proceeding by way of a court summons in the UK civil law system involve whiplash injury compensation claims. Most cases involving whiplash injuries are settled out of court by agreement between solicitors however a very small percentage require the issue of legal proceedings to establish both negligence and liability or to asses damages where it is not possible to reach agreement on the value of an award for personal injury. Contact us and we will immediately have your potential whiplash injury compensation claim placed in the hands of a highly experienced personal injury solicitor who will review the matter and advise if you have a claim.
The number of whiplash injury claims in Sheffield rises year by year and it is a condition that is still not fully understood by the medical profession which is unable to come to any definite agreement on acceptable treatment methods. This condition is a personal injury which is normally caused when the neck is whipped backward and subsequently forward by a reflex reaction. It is usually caused by sudden acceleration or deceleration of the head and mostly, though not exclusively occurs in road traffic accidents. It involves injury or damage to the muscles, tendons, disks and nerves in or around the neck and shoulders. Whiplash produces pain and stiffness in the neck. Symptoms may occur immediately after an accident but they may not be apparent for several days.
It is imperative that you obtain medical treatment as quickly as possible if you have not already done so. Untreated whiplash injury can cause substantially more severe symptoms that those anticipated following appropriate treatment. You should also see a personal injury solicitor at the first opportunity taking with you full details of the accident, photographs of the location and details of any witnesses to the accident.
Whiplash injury compensation claims need specialist advice and it is very important that you contact us without delay. This area of law can be complex and we need to speak with you to obtain the details of what happened. Our specialist solicitors are expert in whiplash injury compensation claims and will assess the matter without cost to you. If you would like legal advice with no further obligation from a specialist personal injury lawyer, just use the helpline or email our offices. We operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client.