If you have ever suffered the pain of whiplash you will find it understandable why innocent victims of accidents make Cambridgeshire car accident claims when they have been injured in a car accident that was not their only fault.
Although it is most commonly associated with rear end shunt car accidents, it can happen in many other ways, in fact anything that causes a sudden jolt to your head, can tear or stretch the ligaments and tendons in your neck, giving you a whiplash injury.
How badly have you been hurt?
The symptoms of whiplash vary greatly, depending on if it is a mild or severe injury. In the first few days particularly, victims can suffer from some symptoms you would not associate with a neck injury, and these can include such things as:
- Neck pains
- Pins and needles in the arms and hands
- Blurred vision
- Lack of mobility in the neck area
You may not know you have sustained a whiplash injury for quite a few hours after the accident, but then you should seek medical attention, in case there are any other problems.
Getting medical help
These days, the advice given to all whiplash sufferers is to be as active as they can. This helps the injury to heal quicker, and although it might be uncomfortable, you cannot make the injury any worse.
If you have a mild case of whiplash, it should right itself in a few weeks and the NHS quote just 32 days as the average time to recover from a mild whiplash injury. A severe case can last for many months and some sufferers are left with permanent weaknesses in the back and neck.
However, it’s essential that you seek medical help after an accident. In addition to ensuring you don’t have serious injuries, you’ll need to have received medical help if you want to make a compensation claim with experienced accident solicitors in Cambridgeshire.
Taking legal action with experienced accident solicitors in Cambridgeshire
If you have suffered a whiplash injury, or any other type of injury because of the actions of someone else, Accident Advice Helpline can help you make your compensation claim.
We operate nationwide, so it does not matter where you live, our network of nearly 200 lawyers and solicitors will be able to help you. They are experts in personal injury claims, and will handle your claim quickly and efficiently, so that you have as little hassle as possible from making a claim.
If you would like more information about our ‘no win, no fee’ services, visit our website and complete one of our online options, or call our freephone helpline and speak with one of our team of friendly advisers. They will give you answers to all of your questions about making claims, and leave you safe in the knowledge that if you decide to go ahead with a claim, it will be in safe hands.
To find out more about making a claim with experienced accident solicitors in Cambridgeshire, call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 18th November 2014