Whiplash can be a very painful and disabling an injury, much more so than people who have never suffered from it realise. It causes so much discomfort that it is understandable why so many innocent victims get in touch with our accident lawyer in Broadland, to make a compensation claim. This is their legal right is their whiplash injury was caused by someone else.
Most of us associate whiplash with car accidents, but it can happen in many ways, in fact anything that causes a sudden jolt to your head, or bumps into your head can tear or stretch the ligaments and tendons in your neck, creating a whiplash injury.
The symptoms that may make you want to get in touch with our accident lawyer in Broadland
Whiplash symptoms vary greatly, and not all victims will suffer from all of them, but in the first few days victims can experience:
- Neck pains
- Pins and needles in the arms and hands
- Blurred vision
- Lack of mobility in the neck area
The pain of whiplash does not usually appear for 6-12 hours after the accident, and often it is the next day. If you are in immediate pain after an accident, it is unlikely to be whiplash, and could be something more serious, for which you should seek immediate medical attention.
Letting whiplash heal
It used to be though that the best way to treat any soft tissue injury was rest to allow it to heal. But the advice has changed, and now it is said that the more active you are the quicker the injury will heal. It might be uncomfortable to be moving about, but you cannot make the injury any worse.
Whiplash is a self healing injury and you have a mild case, it should right itself in just a few weeks, but a severe case can last for many months and some sufferers are left with permanent weaknesses in the back and neck.
Making a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been caused a whiplash injury, or any other type of injury, because of the actions of someone else, you should be contacting Accident Advice Helpline to discuss making a personal injury claim.
We operate nationwide, so it does not matter where you are in the UK, our network of nearly 200 lawyers and solicitors will be able to help you. They are experts in personal injury claims, and will handle your claim quickly and efficiently, so that you have as little hassle as possible from making a claim.
If you would like more information about our ‘no win, no fee’ services, visit our website or call our freephone helpline and speak with one of our team of friendly advisers. The numbers are:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
Date Published: 10th November 2014
Author: David Brown