Whiplash is an injury that most people associate with one car running into the back of another, but there is not end to the ways it can happen. It is what is known as a soft tissue injury, because it is the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck that are damaged. Anywhere else in the body it would be called a sprain, and that is basically what it is – a sprain in the neck.
Some people scoff at it, but be assured those are the ones that have never suffered from it, because whiplash is very painful and disabling and can lay you low for a few weeks in a mild case, and you might never fully recover if you have a chronic case of whiplash.
It is not just the pain and stiffness in the neck that is a problem, particularly in the first few days, some sufferers can also experience:
- Blurred vision
- Pins and needles in arms and hands that can turn to pain
- Trouble sleeping
- Lower back pain
All of these things can make you feel pretty rough, and with the pain in your neck as well, you will not be feeling good at all. If someone else has caused this to happen to you sometime in the last three years, you could be entitled to compensation.
To be certain if you are eligible, you should get some advice on personal injury claims in Leicestershire, Bristol, Birmingham, or wherever else in the UK you may be.
Getting reliable advice on personal injury claims in Leicestershire
You could ask Aunty Flo how she claimed compensation 20 years ago after her accident, or you could go through newspapers and magazines looking for adverts. But if you want reliable advice on personal injury claims in Leicestershire that you can trust, you should call Accident Advice Helpline.
We are a specialist law firm with over 15 years experience in this area of law, and we will be able to advice you with information that relates to your situation. That is really important as every accident, victim and claim is different, and needs to be treated as the unique entity that it is.
We will not ask you for any money to start your claim because of our no win no fee* agreement, which also means you do not get a bill for legal fees if your claim is not won.
To get your free claims advice, you can call us today on freephone 0800 689 0500, or use your mobile and call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 20th September 2015
Author: David Brown