Derby whiplash compensation claim

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Case Study

C, a boy aged 13 at the date of the accident and 14 at the approval hearing, suffered a whiplash injury to his neck, upper thoracic back and lower back as a result of a rear end shunt road traffic accident. He was immediately distressed following the accident. Approximately 2 hours later, he developed moderate to severe pain in his neck, upper thoracic back and lower back. He did not seek medical attention but was given Ibuprofen by his parents for a week. He suffered difficulty sleeping due to discomfort for 2 days post-accident and nightmares for a week. He also suffered headaches, dizziness and nausea for a week. He was absent from school for 3 days and missed PE lessons for a week. C was an elite gymnast who usually trained 23-24 hours per week. He was unable to train for a week and unable to train fully for a further 2 weeks. C was suffering from upper back symptoms at the time of the accident but in a different area to that injured in the index accident. Following the accident, he suffered from symptoms in his neck and upper back for up to 3 weeks. He suffered symptoms in his lower back and buttock area for 3 weeks. He also suffered from passenger anxiety for three weeks post-accident. On examination at 6½ weeks post-accident, C was found to be symptom free. The medical expert was of the opinion that he had suffered a whiplash injury to his neck and back which had resolved fully by 3 weeks post-accident. Compensation of £1k awarded.

Case Study 2

M, female, an events manager, who was aged 27 years old at the date of the road traffic accident and 30 at the date of the trial, suffered soft tissue injuries to the neck, right shoulder and low back. After the accident M was shocked and shaken up. Within 2 hours of the accident M developed moderate neck pain with stiffness, moderate pain in the right shoulder region with associated stiffness and moderate low back pain. M attended a walk-in centre the day afterwards. She was diagnosed with minor soft tissue injuries and advised to mobilise and use painkillers for relief. The symptoms were at their most acute for 2 weeks after the accident. During this time M self-medicated with painkillers. M was absent from work for a day because of her symptoms, although her ongoing symptoms caused postural difficulties at work for 2 months thereafter, and her partner had to carry out all household chores for a fortnight. M’s sleep was disturbed because of her ongoing symptoms for 4 weeks. M’s neck and low back pain settled after 2 months. Her right shoulder pain was slightly more persistent and settled after 3 months. Quantum was approached on the basis that M had suffered a general whiplash injury and she was awarded £1300.


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