Heated neck collars are used to ease neck pain and relieve muscle tension and stress in both the neck and the shoulders. Often used to bring relief from whiplash and similar neck injuries, their benefit is twofold. First of all, the presence of a collar restricts neck movement and allows the affected muscles to rest, thereby aiding their recovery. This effect is added to by the soothing effect of warmth.
Drivers and passengers often experience whiplash after being involved in traffic accidents. This is because the forces of impact can throw heads violently forward and backward, resulting in neck muscles and tendons being stretched beyond their normal limits.
Symptoms of whiplash
Often not noticed immediately after a road accident, whiplash symptoms usually develop within approximately 24 hours of the incident and may include:
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Stiffness and inability to move properly
Victims of vehicle accidents may experience some or all of these symptoms.
Car crash injuries and the need for a heated neck collar
Whiplash can, if left untreated, become chronic, potentially leaving the sufferer debilitated. It is therefore important to seek medical attention as soon after a car accident as possible, even if there appears to be no injury to begin with.Open Claim Calculator
Drivers suffering from whiplash or other accidental neck injuries, due to no fault of their own, may be able to claim for driver injury compensation. In a similar fashion, passengers injured by vehicle accident may be entitled to passenger injury compensation. This applies to passengers in all types of transport, from private cars and taxis to buses, vans or lorries, trains, boats, and planes.
In order to successfully make a claim for compensation, injured parties should:
- Not be responsible for the accident
- Have been injured within the last 36 months
- Provide evidence of their injury
Other evidence that needs to be provided includes:
- Witness statements and contact details
- Names and numbers of police officers attending the scene
- If possible, photos of the road lay-out, vehicles involved, and damages to vehicles
Accident Advice Helpline
The legal team of Accident Advice Helpline will assist claimants in gathering all necessary evidence and conducting the claim process. Providing their services under conditional fee agreements, they are usually able to conduct most necessary processes over the telephone, and it is often possible to come to satisfactory claim settlements without court hearings. To initiate your compensation claim, call the 24/ 7 free phone number for Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today.