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G (A Child) v Ekladios, Birmingham County Court, 8 October 2001

16 July 2002
The issues

Minor injuries – neck – whiplash type injury

The facts

The Claimant, a 13-year-old male, was involved in a rear end shunt. He suffered initial shock, whiplash to the neck, headaches and travel anxiety. He developed pain at the back of his head and neck within 15 minutes of the impact. His neck muscles tightened and he suffered a reduction in movement. The acute symptoms continued for 2 weeks and then eased gradually. He also developed a headache which settled over his eyes which continued a few weeks before resolving.

Travel anxiety – he had 2 nightmares in the week following the accident and flashbacks for a week. He was more wary than before of other vehicles on the road.

He had 4 sessions of physio after the accident and the prognosis was for the whiplash to resolve with 14-17 months of the accident. Travel anxiety was supposed to settle within 20 months.

2 years after the accident the Claimant still had some neck symptoms, especially if he kept his neck in one position (doing homework etc), but these symptoms were put down to poor posture rather than the accident. Travel anxiety settled as per the prognosis. He had 3 days off school after the accident and was unable to do sport for 2 months.

The decision

The Claimant was awarded £2,500.00 General Damages.

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