Whiplash is usually associated with the rear end shunt between two cars, but there are many other ways it can happen, because it is one of the easiest injuries to sustain. There are many ways it happens in the work place for instance, and many employees who need to make an Enfield accident at work claim because of it.
Why you might want to make an Enfield accident at work claim for whiplash
Whiplash is a very painful and disabling condition that can lay someone low for quite a while until they have recovered. For mild whiplash, this should only take a few weeks, and in fact the NHS cite just 32 days as the average recovery time for a case of mild whiplash.
Moderate whiplash can take a few months to recover from, but severe whiplash can take a very long time and often leaves the victim with weaknesses in the back and neck areas. There are other symptoms whiplash sufferers might experience in the first few days of the condition, which include:
- Dizziness and blurred vision
- Pins and needles in the hands and arms which can turn to numbness or pain
- Anxiety and depression
- Lack of mobility
Whiplash does not usually become apparent until a few hours after the accident, and often it is the next day before victims realise they have a problem.
The causes of whiplash and making an Enfield accident at work claim
Whiplash is one of the easiest injuries to sustain because all it needs is a sudden jolt to your head, or a stretching of the tendons and ligaments in your neck area. These actions cause damage to the soft tissues of the neck, which is what creates the pain of a whiplash injury.
In a work situation, heavy lifting could cause this, or may be a slip, trip or fall accident in which you bang your head as you fall – these things happen to thousands of victims every year while they are at work, and many of them sustain a whiplash injury.
Recovering from a whiplash injury and making you Enfield accident at work claim
It used to be thought that the best way to recover from whiplash was complete rest, and then for a while it was though that a little gentle exercise would help. Now the advice is to be as active as possible, as this actually helps the soft tissues to recover. You may experience some discomfort in doing this, but you will not make the injury any worse.
As you do start to feel a bit better, you should be considering claiming compensation from your employer, and the easiest way to do this is to make an Enfield accident at work claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
We have the experience, knowledge and expertise to give your claim its best chance of being successful, and as we work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, you have nothing to lose by getting in touch to see if you are eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim.
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.
Date Published: 16th September 2014