If you think that you have whiplash, then you have to first realise just what the symptoms and the side affects are. Seeking medical advice is the most accurate and efficient way of doing so. Once you have established the facts, contact Accident Advice Helpline, to help you to make an injury compensation claim.
What is whiplash, and why you may need to use an expert whiplash solicitor?
The condition whiplash is when damage is caused to your neck, because of a jolt to the head, which moves it out of its normal comfort zone, either forwards, backwards or sideways. This then leads to tearing or stretching your neck muscles, tendons and ligaments and this is what creates the pain of whiplash.
One of the most common ways to get whiplash is through a road traffic accident, usually when a car bumps into the back of the car you are in. Although this is not the only way you could end up getting this condition. For example you could also sustain the injury:
- By something heavy or solid knocking your head
- By being knocked into something with force
- By a criminal assault
- By playing contact sports such as boxing, rugby or martial arts
- By slipping, tripping or falling and banging you head as you go down
- By falling off something, perhaps a cycle or horse
Anything that causes a sudden jolting movement to your head can result in you using a whip lash solicitor for a whiplash injury.
What you may experience if you have a whiplash injury
The affects of a whiplash injury vary greatly, and some sufferers experience more symptoms than others, but they can include:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck area.
- Headaches or migraines
- Pins and needles or numbness in the arms and legs
- Backache, usually in the lower back
- Vertigo, dizziness and blurred vision
- Difficulty sleeping
Most victims would not normally associate some of these symptoms with a neck injury, but they happen all the time. The symptoms other than the pain and stiffness, usually subside quite soon after the injury has manifested itself, but even a few days of feeling like this can really make life difficult for a whiplash victim.
The pain and stiffness can mean that you cannot do some of the everyday tasks for yourself. Dressing and bathing are just two examples of things you may need help with until you have recovered.
Using an expert whiplash solicitor to get your compensation
A whip lash solicitor at Accident Advice Helpline will ensure that every facet of your accident and injury are looked at to make sure that nothing that has affected your life is missed, and that you get the maximum amount of compensation for your circumstances.
Completing our 30-second test will let you know if you qualify for compensation, and give you an estimate of how much it could be.
Or if your prefer, call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to our friendly advisors who will help you all then can when you want to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 5th May 2014
Author: Louise Thacker