Whiplash – A helpful guide

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What is whiplash? 

Whiplash is a painful injury to the neck, during which it is forcibly moved to the front, back or sides. The most common cause of it is road traffic accidents and it can short-or long term impact on your health. Most injuries get better after a couple of weeks, but some may take longer to get better or lead to chronic neck pain.

What are the primary causes of whiplash?

The causes of whiplash primarily involve road traffic accidents, by hitting the vehicle from the rear-end. However, hitting the car from any angle can cause whiplash if it causes the neck to move around forcibly. Any road user can experience injuries, even pedestrians, depending on the circumstances of the accident. Because the motion that causes it is so aggressive, it can lead to injuries to the; spine, bones and ligaments in the surrounding areas. 

If you have suffered whiplash, we highly advise you to contact one of our solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side. 

What are the main symptoms?

The symptoms can vary, depending on the individual and the accident severity. Some symptoms can develop within days of the injury occurring. The most common ones include: 

  • Neck pain. 
  • Neck stiffness.
  • Aggravating pain with neck motion.
  • Loss of range of motion in the neck.
  • Headaches.
  • Tenderness or pain.
  • Tingling in the arms.
  • Tiredness.
  • Dizziness.

Other symptoms that individuals may experience include: 

  • Blurred vision.
  • Ringing in the ears.
  • Sleep troubles.
  • Irritability.
  • Problem focusing.
  • Memory troubles.
  • Depression.

We advise that you do not have to experience all of these symptoms if you are experiencing whiplash. If you have experienced whiplash from a road traffic accident, contact one of our experienced solicitors now. We will ensure that you get the highest possible compensation for your injuries in the most stress-free way. 


For less severe injuries, it is possible to treat them with over the counter painkillers. If the pain lasts, your GP might prescribe you codeine. Whiplash can prevail for a while and generally gets better after 2-3 months. These 2-3 months can cost you time and money, having to spend recovering instead of doing your everyday activities. That is why getting suitable compensation is essential, enabling you to get fair compensation after the loss faced. 

More severe injuries need extensive treatments, such as physical therapy sessions or using cervical collars until the damage gets better. Patients may also consider using alternative remedies such as; acupuncture and massage. 

These treatments may require the use of private practices, which can pose a financial burden to you and your family. That is why it is critical to receive the correct compensation for any loss you may have faced. 

How we can help 

Here at solicitors On Your Side Scotland, we understand that starting a personal injury claim can be challenging. Contact our experienced solicitors now; we can do all the hard work for you. We will keep on top of your claim, ensuring it is as strong as possible and guaranteeing you get the highest possible compensation for your injuries. We will stand by you throughout the process, enabling you to get back to your daily life in the most stress-free and easy way.

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We know the process thoroughly and can offer free consultations to see how much compensation you may get for your case.

Contact us now. Solicitors On Your Side Scotland can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a no win-no fee basis. That means there will be no hidden fees.

Contact us today by phoning 0141 648 4428, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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