Aberdovey, like many other rural locations in Wales, is a place that many people chose to visit by car. There is both a bus service and a train service to Aberdovey but many people will still prefer the flexibility that a car journey gives them. Travelling by car in the Welsh countryside is usually a safe and pleasurable experience but car journeys can be bad for your health.
Musculoskeletal problems are health problems that affect your muscles and bones. Some car journeys can result in musculoskeletal injuries either because there has been a collision – a road traffic accident – or because the driver’s posture is incorrect. As many people drive as part of their work, this is something that employers need to take seriously as well. Here are a couple of examples of musculoskeletal problems that may be caused by driving and some helpful information if this has happened to you in the Aberdovey area.
Accident solicitor in Aberdovey – car crash injury
A whole range of injuries can be caused by a car crash. Cars can collide with other vehicles or with fixed structures such as walls and telegraph poles. This makes the car slow down very suddenly and the movement energy is transferred to the driver. The driver also has to slow down and eventually stop and usually does this because the seat belt prevents them from travelling any further.
In serious crashes the airbags of your vehicle may also be inflated. The neck and back are often affected by car crash injuries and the accident solicitor in Aberdovey of a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline deal with this sort of injury every day. If you feel that the injury was caused by someone else then you can call Accident Advice Helpline and discuss making a claim for compensation. This would be an accident solicitor in Aberdovey personal injury claim.
Accident solicitor in Aberdovey – postural injuries
Car journeys that do not involve a collision can also cause musculoskeletal problems of the back and neck in particular. If you drive as part of your job and feel that your employer has not safeguarded your health and safety then you may be able to make a personal injury claim. Contact Accident Advice Helpline and explain that you want to talk about an accident solicitor in Aberdovey workers claim. There are several things that you can do to protect your neck and back whilst driving:
- Take regular breaks – when you are on a break do not stay in the driver’s seat. Get out of the vehicle and stretch and try a backward bend if you have spent a long time bent forward.
- Be aware of how tense you are when you are driving – if you can feel tension in your neck and back then this may lead to pain later on
- Adopt a good driving posture – adjust the position of the seat and of all the mirrors. A slight reclining position that supports your upper back is usually best and your lower back should be supported as well.
However you have suffered your injury, whether it is because of recklessness or neglect, we can help. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 16th June 2013
Author: Sharon Parry