At McGee & O’Kane Solicitors in Derry / Londonderry we are expert Whiplash Claims Solicitors and we can help you whether you have been involved in a minor impact or a very serious collision.
We use the very best Medical Experts and provide a first class service from start to finish.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash occurs when a person’s neck is whipped backward and then forward very suddenly. This injury is most common following a rear-end car collision. However, whiplash can be caused by many other accident types such as tripping / slipping accidents.
Whiplash results when the soft tissues—the muscles and ligaments—of your neck are extended beyond their typical range of motion. Your symptoms might not be apparent for a while, so it’s important to pay attention to any physical changes for a few days following any accident.
Although whiplash is thought of as a relatively mild condition, it can cause long-term pain and discomfort.
Scientific studies show whiplash injuries can be sustained at low speeds of as little as 5 miles per hour.
What Are The Symptoms of Whiplash?
Symptoms usually appear within 24 hours following the incident that caused the whiplash. These symptoms may also gradually worsen for several days after the accident and may continue for several months after the accident which caused the initial injury. In some instances, the symptoms may become chronic and the condition can persist for much longer than six months.
Common symptoms include:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Back pain
- General stiffness / soreness
If you have suffered a whiplash injury it is important that you speak to your Doctor as soon as possible for treatment and to ensure that the injury you sustained gets properly assessed.
Whiplash Claims Solicitors – Call McGee & O’Kane Solicitors today for a Free Consultation with an experienced Solicitor –028 71 229 343
How Can We Help?
Contact us today to avail of the following:
- Free Consultation
- Expert Medical Assessment
- Friendly & Approachable Team
- 100% Compensation
We understand the financial implications a whiplash injury may have on our clients. If the symptoms cause you to miss any period of work, we can pursue a ‘Loss of Earnings’ Claim on your behalf to recover any wages that you haven’t been paid as a result of the accident.
Whiplash Claims Solicitors Derry – Call McGee & O’Kane Solicitors today for a Free Consultation with an experienced Solicitor –028 71 229 343
How Long does the Whiplash Claim Process Take?
This all depends on the circumstances of your case as each whiplash claim is different. However, in many cases where the injuries sustained are not too severe, we can fast track claims, ensuring that you receive the compensation you are entitled to as quickly as possible. Contact us now to find out more.
How Much Compensation am I Entitled To?
Again, this all depends on the circumstances of the case as each claim is different. The average settlement for whiplash injuries varies from case to case.
How much compensation you’ll receive depends on the specific nature of your whiplash injury and the effect it has had on your daily life.
We will obtain Expert Medial Reports which will detail the specifics of your injuries and the effect it has had on your daily life. We will be able to advise you at this point what exactly your case is worth.
We provide a free initial consultation, and will be able to give you an idea of how much compensation you are likely to receive after discussing the case with you.