Injured your neck? In need of reliable advice that you can trust?
The immediate aftermath of an accident or incident can be a traumatic time for the people involved. Confusion, panic and fear can become overwhelming as the parties involved try to quickly establish if any injuries have been caused as a result and car accident claims in Copeland are the last thing on some people’s minds.
Not all injuries that are caused by accidents and incidents are immediately evident at the time of the accident though. Many injuries may be internal or they may present with few signs and symptoms at the scene. Neck injuries are a trauma that may not be immediately obvious at the time of the accident and it may only be later that the extent of a neck injury becomes evident.
Seeking a medical diagnosis
It is imperative that a medical examination and diagnosis is sought as soon as possible after an accident or incident occurs, regardless of the type of trauma. Indeed, for any back or neck injuries a medical opinion should be given rapidly to rule out serious neural damage.
If you have suffered an injury to the neck which becomes apparent over a period of hours following the accident or incident occurring, then it may be caused by a condition known as whiplash.
What is whiplash and how is it caused?
Whiplash is a painful and distressing condition which usually presents a short period after an accident or incident is sustained. The delicate soft tissues of the neck may become overstretched and torn if the neck is violently jerked or jolted in a difficult direction. This type of injury can be caused by road traffic accidents such as rear end shunts, falls from height or sporting related accidents such as boxing or rugby. After being diagnosed with the debilitating condition, you may wish to seek compensation in the form of your car accident claims in Copeland.
Symptoms may include:
- Severe pain across the neck, shoulders and upper back
- Stiffness across the neck, shoulders and upper back
- Inability to rotate, nod or move the head and neck in different directions
- Swelling and inflammation
Making your car accident claims in Copeland successful
After the distress and anxiety of sustaining a neck injury, the last thing on your mind may be to seek advice about pursuing your car accident claims in Copeland. However, by making just one simple call to Accident Advice Helpline, you can receive no obligation advice that can make a huge difference to your future recovery.
We at Accident Advice Helpline are an established personal injury law firm and have assisted thousands of people to claim their legal right to personal injury compensation with their car accident claims in Copeland. If you choose to proceed with your car accident claims then our team of professional injury solicitors will handle all aspects of your claim on a no win no fee* basis.
Date Published: 12th December 2014