If you have sustained a sprain in your neck in an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation. This is one of the easiest injuries to get, and it happens in hundreds of different ways, just like a sprain anywhere else in the body does. Talk to us if you need to cut the cost of claiming compensation in Newtown.
Some of the ways a sprain in the neck happens, and how we can cut the cost of claiming compensation in Newtown
You can sprain you neck in many different way, including:
- Falling from something, such as a cycle or horse
- In road traffic accidents
- By heavy lifting with the proper training
- Something heavy knocking into your head
- Playing contact sports
- Falling awkwardly
- Fairground rides with faulty restraints
- In accidents at work
All it needs is something to cause a sudden jolt to you head. This can cause it to move further then its normal movement zone, and tear or stretch the ligaments and tendons in your neck, creating the sprain.
If someone else was to blame for the accident that caused your sprain, you could be entitled to compensation and should be chatting to our friendly advisors at Accident Advice Helpline about making a claim. Don’t worry about the cost of claiming compensation in Newtown, we are a no-win, no-fee* law firm.
The sprain will lay you low for a while, although you will not be aware the damage has been done for the first few hours after an accident. You may experience:
- Dizziness, blurred vision and vertigo
- Tiredness and trouble sleeping
- Aches in the lower back and arms
- Pins and needles in the hands and arms
The extra symptoms do tend to only last a few days, but they are all extra suffering because of the fault of someone else. These first few days are usually the worst, as the injury will become worse before it starts to heal, and then in the case of a mild sprain, will heal itself over just a few weeks. A severe sprain can take longer, but you can help in the healing process by keeping as active as you can.
Making a personal injury claim for a sprain in the neck
Whiplash is not a medical term but a nickname given to a sprain in the neck, one of many nicknames it has had over the centuries.
We have been helping faultless victims of accidents for over 16 years, and many thousands of them have been paid the compensation they were entitled to and deserved.
If you would like to know how much your award could be, complete our 30-second test for an estimate. It can only ever be an estimate at the start of a claim because there are too many things that can affect the final outcome. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim. We can help you reduce the cost of claiming compensation in Newtown.
Date Published: 29th October 2014