Accident lawyers in Uddington tell a tale of whiplash
Whiplash is an injury that can be sustained in many different ways. Any sudden jolting of your head and neck, which damages the muscles and tendons, is a whiplash injury. Some are mild and will clear in a few weeks of their own accord. At the other end of the scale there is chronic whiplash, which some victims never fully recover from. If someone else causes your whiplash injury, you may be able to make a personal injury claim using injury lawyers in Uddington.
Whiplash before the car
Most people associate whiplash injuries with rear end shunts in cars. It does very often happen in this way and in fact 78% of all motor related injury claims are for whiplash injuries. But it is not a new injury that appeared with the invention of the car.
Before the car came along it was known as railway spine because the most common way to sustain it was when trains suddenly stopped and caused the jolting to the head. Before that it was known just as a pain in the neck, which basically is what it is. A very severe pain and a disabling injury until it heals, but none the less if we had this injury anywhere else in our bodies it would be called a sprain.
How accident lawyers in Uddington can help with your whiplash injury claim
The symptoms of whiplash vary greatly and do not always manifest themselves until a few days after the accident. Resting your neck is very important as soon as the symptoms start to show. You should seek medical treatment, not just to aid your personal injury claim with accident lawyers in Uddington, but to help make your recovery as short as possible. If your neck is in pain immediately after the accident, there could be other problems and you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
The signs of whiplash to look for are:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Back pain and stiffness
- Pains or pins and needles in arms and legs
- Dizziness and blurred vision
- Ringing in your ears
- Jaw pain
How to make a whiplash injury claim
The easiest way to make an injury claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We were established over 15 years ago to give access to justice for blameless victims of accidents, under the No Win No Fee agreement.
Over that time we have helped many thousands of claimants with all types of injuries, from all sorts of accidents make personal injury compensation claims and to get a fair amount of compensation.
Our in house solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to deal with the large organisations usually involved at the other end of your claim, they will not be brow beaten by them, understand how they like the claim presented and will maximise the amount of compensation you receive. All this is done in a simple, fast and efficient way, with as little bother to you as possible.
You can make contact by using our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 and speaking to one of our friendly advisers who will help you all they can and start your claim, should you wish to proceed. You can also ring from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 18th December 2013
Author: David Brown