Whiplash compensation claim in Ottershaw
Ottershaw is 20 miles south west of London, lots of busy roads, lots of chances of rear end shunts, the most common cause of whiplash compensation claim in Ottershaw.
The causes of whiplash compensation claim in Ottershaw
The sudden jerking of the head backwards, forwards or sideways causes whiplash, and the muscles and tendons in the neck get injured. Anywhere else in the body we would call it a sprain, but this is a sprain with a differences because the consequences can be severe. Although car shunts are the most common cause, contact sports are not an unusual cause either. You may be entitled to make a whiplash compensation claim in Ottershaw.
The symptoms of whiplash
These vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, but can include:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Tenderness in the neck muscles
- Reduced neck movements
- Lower back pain
- Numbness or pins and needles in the arms and hands
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
- Anxiety and depression
The treatment of whiplash
With a little care most mild cases of whiplash will clear up on their own over a few weeks. In spite of the pain, you should try to exercise your neck gently each day; this will help to keep it mobile and will help with the recovery. Some people find a firm supportive pillow helps but you should avoid using more than one pillow.
More serious forms of whiplash may require physiotherapy and stronger painkillers. With chronic whiplash, the length of time it takes to recover can be over a year; it can cause anxiety and depression that you should seek treatment for from your GP.
The severity of you whiplash, and your recovery time, will be taken into account when you make your compensation claim in Ottershaw.
Making a compensation claim in Ottershaw
If you have suffered a whiplash injury and want to make a compensation claim in Ottershaw, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline for assistance.
We have been helping the blameless victims of accidents and crimes receive the compensation they are entitled to for over 13 years, and in that time we have ensured that many thousands of claimants have obtained the personal injury compensation to which they were entitled.
Most whiplash compensation claims will be paid out by insurance companies, large organisations with teams whose job it is to keep payouts of any sort as low as possible. Accident Advice Helpline have in house solicitors to fight to get you a fair amount of compensation for your injury and others losses or costs, and they will look at every facet of your compensation claim in Ottershaw to ensure that this is achieved.
On our website there is a compensation calculator which we call the 30-second test. This will give you some guidance as to the amount you may receive.
Or you can telephone our friendly and professional advisers on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, they will help and assist you all they can.
Date Published: 12th August 2013