Signs that You May Have Whiplash
Car accidents are a source of aggravation for anyone unfortunate enough to be struck by a negligent driver. There is no limit to the hoops that insurance companies will put you through as you attempt to resolve a private claim, but when you are hurt in an automobile crash while on the job, there is a different set of issues with which you must contend. Fortunately, any medical attention that you require as a result of your accident is likely to be covered by a workers’ compensation claim.
Whiplash is a common effect of car accidents, especially when you are struck from behind. It often does not present any symptoms until several days after a collision, so it may slip through the cracks of initial workers’ compensation evaluations. Contact the Des Moines work-related car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 to find out how we can help you file a successful claim.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Because whiplash symptoms are slow to develop and may not even cause enough discomfort or pain to draw your notice for several days, it is important for you to monitor your condition carefully for any signs that you may have sustained a whiplash injury. That way you can quickly alert the appropriate parties and seek the medical attention that you need without being saddled with it as a separate health issue, independent of your car accident. Common whiplash symptoms include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Back pain and stiffness
- Shoulder pain
- Inability to rotate the neck
- Persistent headaches
Whiplash injuries are serious and can greatly interfere with your ability to work. Contact a workers’ compensation attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 for the legal assistance you need.