It’s easy to assume whiplash will gradually resolve on its own. In most cases, this will happen. However, as with any injury suffered after a car accident, a fall or a sudden impact to the head, there can potentially be complications. Whiplash nerve damage could potentially occur in this case.
Very few people suffer more severe symptoms such as these. However, if you’ve been diagnosed with nerve damage stemming directly from whiplash caused in an accident, you will know how debilitating the condition can be. Whiplash can occur in a split-second and when it does, it can leave you with aches and pains that hang around for quite a while. Additionally, nerve damage might be rare, but it can happen, and if it does, medical attention should be sought immediately.
Have your symptoms spread from your neck?
Whiplash commonly affects the neck region. It is common to feel stiffness and discomfort in your upper back too, and perhaps across your shoulders. However, you should watch for symptoms such as numbness and tingling. This could potentially occur in your arms or indeed in any other part of your body. Similarly, if one or other arm becomes weak, you should seek medical advice.
These symptoms could potentially indicate whiplash nerve damage has occurred. Sometimes, this could mean a nerve has been trapped in the accident. Swelling can cause this to happen, and when the swelling goes down it is likely the feeling will return to normal. However, it is important to get seen by a doctor to confirm nothing more serious has occurred that requires immediate treatment.
Can you make a claim for whiplash nerve damage?
The big question to answer here is whether your whiplash was directly attributable to another person’s negligence. If you were in a car accident and the other driver was at fault, a claim could be made. If you fell and suffered whiplash, you need to know whether the negligence displayed by a third party was the cause of your fall.
If you’re not sure of the answers, don’t worry. Call Accident Advice Helpline and we’ll help you determine if you could claim for whiplash nerve damage. Call now on 0800 689 0500, or use 0333 500 0993 if you’re ringing us on any mobile device. With expert lawyers taking on personal injury claims every day your claim could potentially be next.
Category: Whiplash claims