Neck injuries such as whiplash are one of the most common types of injuries sustained in a car crash, but you could also sustain a neck injury in an accident at work, or after a slip, trip or fall in a public place. For those wondering how to treat neck injuries, it’s important to know what you are doing, as attempting to provide first aid to somebody who has sustained a serious neck injury could be a bad idea. If you’ve suffered a neck injury after an accident that was somebody else’s fault, you could make a 100% no win, no fee personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline, within three years of your accident.
How do neck injuries happen, and how should they be treated?
Whiplash occurs when the neck and head are jolted violently forwards and then backwards, causing damage to the tendons and muscles of the neck. If you’ve suffered whiplash, you’ll need to be checked out by a medical professional – in most cases you’ll then be left to treat your injury at home, which usually involves plenty of rest, neck exercises and taking painkillers. Whiplash usually resolves itself within a few weeks or months, and you’ll probably need time off work to recover from your injuries.
When it comes to how to treat neck injuries, you can never be sure if the person in question has suffered spinal and head injuries too, so if you’re first on the scene of an accident, you shouldn’t try to move the person and should call for an ambulance. Serious neck injuries could leave you paralysed or affect your mobility, and you could find yourself eligible to receive a substantial personal injury settlement.
Recovering from your injuries and claiming compensation
How to treat neck injuries will obviously depend on the severity of your injury, but once you’re starting to recover from your injuries, it’s time to consider whether you should make a personal injury claim. If somebody else is to blame for your accident, you could make a claim within three years, and if you call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, you can get confidential advice.
There’s no obligation to proceed with a claim, and our advisors have been helping people claim since 2000. We have even received an endorsement from our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service. Call today for a chat with one of our expert advisors and to find you if you could make a claim.
Date Published: May 30, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton