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whiplash

n. a common neck and/or back injury suffered in automobile accidents (particularly from being hit from the rear) in which the head and/or upper back is snapped back and forth suddenly and violently by the impact. The injury is to the "soft tissues" and sometimes to the vertebrae, does not always evidence itself for a day or two, and can cause pain and disability for periods up to a year. The degree of injury and the pain and suffering from whiplash are often in dispute in claims and lawsuits for damages due to negligent driving.

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80% crash claims in Ireland are related to whiplash injuries
Aviva is currently investigating more than 3,000 suspect whiplash claims linked to organised fraud.
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The consultation sets out plans to scrap the right to compensation or put a cap on the amount people can claim for minor whiplash injuries.
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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.
The clampdown is set to end the right to cash compensation for minor whiplash and lift the upper limit for personal injury suits in small claims courts from PS1000 to PS5000.
Insurance claims for whiplash injuries by motorists in the UK are reaching record levels according to insurance company Aviva, BBC business news reported on Thursday.
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Around half a million whiplash claims take place each year and insurers estimate they add PS90 a year to the average motor insurance policy.
From October, new rules will mean medical professionals can only charge PS180 for an initial whiplash report, reflecting the time taken to carry out assessments and write them up, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced.