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What is whiplash?


What is Whiplash?

Whiplash injuries can be severe or mild. It is a relatively common injury resulting from unrestrained sudden impact, when the head is thrown forwards, backwards or side to side. It is also the reason why many of those involved in motor vehicle accidents experience this type of injury.

A whiplash injury is an injury to the soft tissue in the neck. Given the necks flexibility, it is common for this type of sprain to occur from collisions in cars. Whiplash does not discriminate and can occur from collisions at different speeds.

How long does Whiplash last For?

There is no one size fits all when it comes to whiplash injuries. As they vary in severity, so too does the recovery time. Some whiplash injuries can heal in a matter of days and others can take several weeks. On average, it can take 32 days to fully recover from a whiplash injury. For a small percentage of people, whiplash can last longer

Can I claim compensation for a Whiplash injury?

You may be entitled to make a claim for a whiplash injury if you can provide the following:

  • Medical evidence of your whiplash injury
  • Evidence of the injury happening
  • Someone else was at fault or partially at fault for your whiplash injury

At Zaparas, we can help advise whether you have a case based on the circumstances that have caused your injury. Motor vehicles accidents can cause distress and we can help you get the compensation for any financial costs incurred from your accident. We offer obligation free first appointments; home or hospital appointments and case management on a no win no charge bases.

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Peter Zaparas
Specialities: WorkCover, TAC (Road Accident), Public Liability
Zoe Zaparas
Specialities: TAC (Road Accident), Public Liability
Matthew Naughtin
Specialities: TAC (Road Accident)
Rebecca Christofidis
Specialities: WorkCover, TAC (Road Accident)
Cathryn Wardrop
Senior Associate
Specialities: WorkCover, TAC (Road Accident)


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