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.
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It typically takes about eight to 12 weeks to recover, but about 25 percent of people who suffer a whiplash injury report discomfort for up to one year afterwards.
They've talked about him having a whiplash injury which is not a great thing to talk about," said Jones.
Sexton is an interesting one," sai Jones; "they've talked about him having a whiplash injury which is not a great thing to talk about,'' Jones said.
The International Association for the Study of Pain's 2014 Research Symposium addressed the biopsychosocial factors in the development and course of chronic pain after a whiplash injury, and discussed whether whiplash injury might be a good model for the set of dysfunctional pain conditions.
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.
A GOVERNMENT crackdown on bogus whiplash injury claims will hit genuine victims of workplace accidents, campaigners warned last night.
REFORM of the car whiplash injury claim system "cannot come soon enough", the AA said today.
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.