whiplash injury


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whiplash injury

Med informal any injury to the neck resulting from a sudden thrusting forwards and snapping back of the unsupported head
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A combination of rest, ice packs and painkillers is usually recommended for the first 72 hours after a whiplash injury.
That gap is closing and premiums are falling again thanks to competition, as well as improved fraud detection by the insurance industry and tightening of the law that is beginning to curb the number of spurious new whiplash injury claims," AA Insurance director Simon Douglas said.
Whiplash injury is not a feature of injury claims outside Britain.
Three in five doctors spent less than ten minutes assessing a whiplash injury and only 5% agree strongly with the statement that they have enough time to deal with these patients effectively.
Whiplash injury claims cost insurers more than pounds 2 billion last year, adding around pounds 90 to the cost of a typical car insurance policy, the AA said.
In a report, the Transport Committee warns that the spiralling cost of motor insurance is primarily the result of "market dysfunction" and, in particular, the escalation of uncontested claims for whiplash injury.
Summary: MPs are blaming the increase in claims for whiplash injury as the main cause of the rise in motor insurance premiums.
THE increase in claims for whiplash injury is the main cause of the rise in motor insurance premiums, a report by MPs said today.
Her cross-party committee warned the spiralling cost insurance is largely due to a surge in uncontested claims for whiplash injury.
The annual estimated cost of whiplash injury claims in Canada is $600,000,000 resulting in a consumer cost annual estimate of $135 per vehicle.
Coverage encompasses traditional and alternative therapies, with special emphasis on soft tissue structures involved in whiplash injury.
Between 10 and 42 percent of patients who sustain a whiplash injury develop chronic pain, and approximately 10 percent endure constant severe pain.