Whiplash happens in accident like car crashes, sports injuries or when someone is suddenly thrown.
Symptoms of whiplash can include stiffness, specifically in the neck and at the back of the head, and headaches. Usually these signs appear after the accident happen or within a few days to two weeks.
If you think you may have suffered whiplash seek medical advice without delay. You should do this for two reasons.
Firstly although whiplash symptoms may not appear immediately whiplash injuries can be serious and prompt medical treatment will help to reduce the time it takes you to recover.
Prompt medical consultation may also help you to make a claim for your medical treatment and other costs you might suffer as a result of your injury, such as loss of income.