If you have been involved in a car accident that was not your fault and you have sustained a whiplash injury Oakwood Solicitors can help you claim the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.

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Whiplash is the most common type of injury that is sustained in car accident on the UK’s roads. Whiplash can be sustained if you were involved in a collision at seed or if you were in a stationary vehicle hit by another moving car. Although whiplash is not a medical term it is the general term used to describe an injury where the neck has been forced to move beyond it normal capacity.

A whiplash injury will occur when the neck I suddenly forced to move forwards backwards or to the side. This sudden movement causes the soft tissues in the neck such as the tendons or ligaments to become damaged. Tendons are a very tough fibrous tissue and they connect the muscles in the body to the bones. Ligaments are connective tissues that are also fibrous and they are responsible for linking bones together.

As you can imagine if either of these soft tissues are damaged a lot of pain is caused. The amount of compensation you are awarded for whiplash is entirely dependant on the extent of the injury you have sustained. Some whiplash can be mild and disappear quickly; other cases of whiplash from greater forces of impact can last much longer and can take a lot longer to heal. Generally awards for whiplash start at £1000.00 and can go up to £32000.00.

Following a car accident you should seek whiplash compensation advice from a qualified legal consultant. Here at Oakwood we have an entire team of personal injury solicitors who have over a decade’s experience in claiming personal injury compensation for whiplash victims.

Miss M was injured in a road traffic accident when she was the passenger in a vehicle. The vehicle that Miss M was travelling in pulled out at a junction and collided with a vehicle on the main road. In incidents such as this one the person pulling out from a minor road onto the major road does not have right of way and is responsible for the accident occurring. Even though Miss M was in the car that caused the accident she did not cause the accident herself therefore she was entitled to claim personal injury compensation.

To start your claim following a car accident for whiplash compensation call Oakwood Solicitors today on: 0844 844 8180.

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