Have you recently been in a work-related accident that may have caused you to sustain a whiplash injury? First things first — make sure you seek medical attention right away, so you can receive treatment and have doctors assess and document the extent of your injuries. After that, you should get in touch with our Atlanta work injury lawyers for help filing a personal injury claim. Take a look at the video below as we review the steps for filing a personal injury claim:
Now, please continue reading for more information about whiplash injuries and the process of filing for workers compensation in the event that you sustain a whiplash injury at work.
What Is a Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash injuries are caused by forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, similar to the cracking of a whip — hence the name “whiplash.” Whiplash injuries occur most often during rear-end car accidents, but can also result from sports-related incidents, physical abuse, or other types of physical trauma. Some whiplash neck injuries subside within about a week; more severe cases can take up to three months to get better. If your symptoms have lasted longer than this, you may be dealing with something more serious than whiplash. For a better understanding, review the infographic below for a list of whiplash-related symptoms:
Average Settlement Payout For Whiplash Injuries
Whiplash settlement amounts will vary greatly depending on a multitude of factors. But generally speaking, mild to moderate whiplash injuries will be valued between $2,500 and $10,000. Neck injuries that are more severe, or neck injuries that correspond with concussions and other injuries to the brain have settled for sums as high as six or seven figures.
Contact Us Today for Help Filing Workers Comp Claims
If you believe that you are dealing with a whiplash injury that resulted from an accident at work, whether you were in a work vehicle or the accident occurred on foot, get in touch with our Atlanta workers compensation lawyers today for help filing a claim in court. Our licensed and highly-skilled workers compensation lawyers are here to help you get the compensation you deserve, and nothing less — call today to learn more.