whiplash injury


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whiplash injury

n
(Pathology) med informal any injury to the neck resulting from a sudden thrusting forwards and snapping back of the unsupported head. Technical name: hyperextension-hyperflexion injury

whiplash injury

Tearing of the muscles and ligaments around the cervical (neck) vertebrae by sudden head movement, often resulting from automobile accidents.
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Noun1.whiplash injury - an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)whiplash injury - an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
harm, hurt, injury, trauma - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
Translations

whip·lash in·ju·ry

n. lesión de latigazo.
References in periodicals archive ?
Depending on the severity of the whiplash injury victims can endure pain and suffering for a long period of time and in some cases throughout the rest of their lives.
Instead of the typical PS2,500 payout that someone gets for a minor whiplash injury claim, they should be offered an assessment of their injuries and treatment to help them recover, it suggests.
Insurers were facing a fast-widening gap between premium income and claims costs, largely driven by whiplash injury claims and fraud which saw very sharp premium increases between 2009 and 2011.
Insurers previously faced "a fast-widening gap between premium income and claims costs - largely driven by whiplash injury claims and fraud, which saw very sharp premium increases between 2009 and 2011.
GOVERNMENT plans announced by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling to consult on new measures to reduce fraudulent whiplash injury have been welcomed by the AA.
Over half (58%) of the doctors involved in the AXA study signed off fifty per cent or less of patients as having a genuine whiplash injury.
REFORM of the car whiplash injury claim system "cannot come soon enough", the AA said today.
The AA said that over the past two years, claims for whiplash injury contributed to the biggest car insurance premium increases ever recorded.
The cross-party Transport Committee has also called for the Government to impose a higher threshold for the payment of any compensation in whiplash injury cases.
Summary: MPs are blaming the increase in claims for whiplash injury as the main cause of the rise in motor insurance premiums.
Her cross-party committee warned the spiralling cost insurance is largely due to a surge in uncontested claims for whiplash injury.
THE increase in claims for whiplash injury is the main cause of the rise in motor insurance premiums, a report by MPs said today.