Lavelle Solicitors are one of the Ireland’s leading Personal Injury Law Firms. Our team of experienced solicitors has over 25 years’ experience handling whiplash compensation claims.
Claims for whiplash in motor accidents in Ireland account for up to 80% of motor insurance personal injury compensation claims. Whiplash can also result from motor cycle claims, sports injury and accidents such as a slip, trip or fall.
In order to make a whiplash compensation claim in Ireland, you must have sustained injuries in an accident which was caused by third party negligence.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a term that describes a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways.
It often occurs after a sudden impact such as a road traffic accident, where the vigorous movement of the head overstretches and damages the tendons and ligaments in the neck.
Common symptoms of whiplash include:
- neck pain and stiffness
- tenderness over the neck muscles
- reduced and painful neck movements
After an accident, it can take a while (six to 12 hours) for the symptoms of whiplash to develop.
The neck pain and stiffness is often worse on the day after the injury and may get worse for several days afterwards.
In most cases, whiplash eventually gets better without causing any lasting damage. However, in a small number of cases, the pain can last for six months or longer (chronic whiplash). Prolonged neck pain may make it difficult for you to carry out daily activities and enjoy your leisure time. It may also cause problems at work and could lead to anxiety and depression.
If you have suffered a neck injury or whiplash you may be entitled to bring a claim for pain and suffering, loss of earnings or any other losses attributable to your accident.
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We offer free consultations for advice to find out whether you have a case, how to go about claiming and how much your compensation might be worth. We will give you clear unequivocal advice about your chances of success and the anticipated value of your claim. If after talking to us you decide not proceed further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged anything at all.
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