The Lesser-known Symptoms of Whiplash

Whiplash is the most common injury suffered in road accidents. Some of the more well-known symptoms include pain and a loss of movement in the neck or upper back. However, numerous lesser-known symptoms can take just as heavy a toll on the sufferer. Below are a few of the more overlooked symptoms of this painful condition.


Although whiplash primarily affects the neck, sufferers often report headaches, which in some extreme cases, can be persistent. These headaches are often a problem in themselves, but what makes them even more worrying, is their likelihood to lead to further complications.

Symptoms of Whiplash


One such complication which often comes with headaches caused by whiplash is nausea. Those who complain of whiplash sometimes find that they experience spells of blurred vision and dizziness, not dissimilar to vertigo. This can cause problems in numerous areas of sufferers’ lives such as driving, working or even carrying out day-to-day tasks.


Tinnitus is a ringing or buzzing in a person’s ears. While not harmful as a condition, it can have a myriad of effects that can vary with each sufferer. Those who experience tinnitus as a result of whiplash may find that they are also oversensitive to everyday sounds.

Lack of sleep

Perhaps the most notable symptom on this list is the inability to sleep. A culmination of the symptoms above, this can lead to mental conditions such as anxiety, stress and depression. Lack of sleep is often further compounded by the widely reputed pain and discomfort that is synonymous with whiplash.

The symptoms of whiplash can be diverse and vary depending on both the patient and the way in which they were obtained. Should you suffer from any of the above and have recently been in a car accident, had a blow to the head, fallen suddenly or experienced a sports injury, it is advised you seek professional medical attention.

The above information was supplied by, a specialist service provided by National Accident Helpline, the nation’s largest personal claims company.

Whiplash Symptoms

There are many symptoms of whiplash that can occur. Common symptoms include:

• Swelling in the neck
• Pain in the neck and surrounding tissue
• Tenderness in the neck area
• Headaches
• Stiffness and lack of mobility in the neck

Other symptoms which sometimes occur include:

• Spasms in your muscles
• Tiredness
• Blurry vision
• ‘Pins and Needles’

What should I do if I have these whiplash symptoms?

If you suffer any of these symptoms then you should see a doctor immediately about your whiplash injuries. Your GP will be able to assess your injuries and recommend an appropriate treatment. It can’t be stressed strongly enough that it’s important to seek medical advice.

Whiplash Symptoms

Can I make a whiplash compensation claim?

It’s very likely that you can. Whiplash compensation is often paid out when someone makes whiplash claims. If the accident wasn’t your fault and you’ve suffered whiplash or other injuries, then you are highly likely to be able to claim.

Claiming is fast and easy. All you need to do is contact a good company to discuss making a compensation claim with one of their skilled staff. You can either give them a call or fill out their claim form at the website you visit. Once they´re in touch they´ll go over the details of your accident and give you further advice on how to make a claim.

What does it cost to claim?

It should cost nothing to make a whiplash compensation claim.

Whiplash claims should run on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. This means that you keep ALL of your compensation. Win or lose, claiming with a good company costs you absolutely nothing. If you win you keep every penny, and if you lost you would still not pay a penny. We feel we can’t say fairer than that!

OK I want to claim, what do I do now?

All you need to do is fill out the contact form on the company of your choice and they´ll get your claim moving ASAP. You may need physiotherapy which may be better carried out privately. Most company can arrange this and many more things for you. They’ll also be able to give you an idea of how much compensation for whiplash you may receive.