Avoiding Whiplash: for the Insubstantially Insured Driver

Whiplash Compensation

Whiplash Compensation

While they do hold their nuisances – the sometimes chronic pain being one – whiplash injuries certainly do have their benefits. On top of being able to miss a hefty period of work, one also receives a compensation sum off their car insurance providers. However, not everyone has it so sweet and many have insurance deals which don’t offer substantial fees for a whiplash diagnoses. For these unfortunate drivers, plus those who would rather attend work than bare the ache of an injured neck, here are a few tips on how to avoid whiplash.


Whiplash is a form of soft tissue injury in the neck. It is therefore paramount that one’s seating stance is assembled into a position which disables the possibility of this form of injury happening. According to studies, your head should be no further than 6cm away from your headrest. This means no leaning forward.

However, it is also important to avoid leaning back, even if it does mean your head is comfortably rested on the headrest. Leaning back will do your body no good, and most people will naturally lean forward at some point in their journey, if doing so anyway.

What you’ll need to do is tilt your seat forward, enabling you to maintain a natural posture while also keeping your head resting comfortably on the headrest.

Drive Safely

I suppose it’s rather patronising to include driving safely as a way to avoid whiplash. However, that which is obvious can often be the hardest to fully grasp and the worrying amount of dodgy drivers plaguing our roads, renders this piece of advice to be necessary.

If you want to avoid whiplash, reduce the risk of getting into a car crash.

For that matter, whiplash compensation should really be unavailable to those oh so reckless drivers.

Get Fully Covered Insurance

Whilst these precautions will most certainly reduce the risk of whiplash, they won’t eliminate it. It is therefore essential to get an insurance deal which includes car accident injuries such as whiplash. This will ensure that in the advent of being diagnosed with whiplash you have the compensation to help you manage – and probably even enjoy – the time off work.