London (PRWEB) June 26, 2010
Whiplash-Claims.com, the UK's leading whiplash injury claims lawyers, is today warning of the need for greater awareness of the dangers of whiplash and related neck injuries in motoring accidents, and especially the ability to claim compensation in the event of such an injury.
According to Mark Rogers, spokesman for Whiplash-claims.com, "The real danger with whiplash incidents is that even in the event of a minor road accident, a whiplash injury can be sustained. Left untreated, a whiplash injury can quickly develop from being a neck pain to being a debilitating condition. However, if diagnosed early enough, treatment can ensure that the injury does not develop. Even if diagnosis is delayed, whiplash claims injury compensation can ensure that an affected person can claim suitable damages to cover any loss of earnings, treatment costs, and similar expenditure and loss of money due to personal injury."
Mark Rogers continues, "The amount of settlement in a personal injury claim depends upon the nature and extent of the injury sustained. Obviously, the more serious the injury, the higher the settlement amount that can be claimed. However, even in the instance of minor whiplash injuries, a driver or passenger involved in any accident claims are perfectly entitled to a settlement.
"In the event that any person suffers personal injury where liability rests with a third party, then that person is entirely entitled to make a claim for injury compensation. In the event of whiplash, the person is more than entitled to file a whiplash injury claims for compensation, and have the legal process properly take account of both the third-party liability and the extent of personal injury."
Whiplash-claims.com therefore offers the following advice for motorists regarding UK whiplash claims:
- Whiplash injury can occur at speeds as low as 5mph
- 20% of people involved in rear-end collisions suffer whiplash symptoms
- 2,000 people each year end up with permanent disabilities due to whiplash
- Whiplash injury can involve damage to nerves, joints, ligaments and bones
- Insurers pay out over £1 billion in whiplash claims alone every year