Falkirk car accident

Man suffering from whiplash

Suffered whiplash following a road traffic accident? Find out more about your legal rights!

Whiplash is a well-known and common type of injury, which is often sustained by people who have been involved in a road traffic collision such as a Falkirk car accident. This type of injury can be particularly painful and debilitating and if it goes untreated, then the symptoms can persist for a long time after the injury was first sustained.

Whiplash – the facts

Whiplash is caused by the delicate tendons and ligaments in the neck becoming overstretched and torn by a violent and sudden movement of the neck. This movement can occur in any direction such as forwards, backwards or sideways causing these connective tissues to be jolted under force, causing a whiplash trauma to the neck.

Whiplash – the onset

Whiplash symptoms usually develop 6-48 hours following the accident and rarely occur at the time of the collision.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • stiffness across the neck and shoulders
  • pain across the neck and shoulders
  • inability to rotate and move the neck and head in all directions
  • nausea
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • lethargy
  • depression
  • insomnia

Diagnosing a whiplash injury

Whiplash may be diagnosed by a medical practitioner, who may undertake a full physical examination of the neck in order to assess the range and degree of movement.

Treatment for a whiplash injury may include:

  1. resting the neck and head as much as possible
  2. taking anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling and inflammation of the damaged tissues
  3. applying ice to the affected area to allow the tissues to settle and for any swelling to subside
  4. using a neck brace to support the damaged tissues and to allow them to be supported whilst they heal.
  5. undertaking physiotherapy to ensure that a full range of movement and function is restored as quickly as possible to reduce stiffness and assist with pain management

Claiming for your whiplash injury after a Falkirk car accident

If you have been the victim of a whiplash injury caused by a car accident which occurred through no fault of your own within the last 3 years, then you may be legally entitled to pursue a personal injury compensation claim.

To find out more about claiming personal injury compensation for your car accident, as well as establishing if your circumstances enable you to legally claim compensation for your injury, just call the leading law firm, the Accident Advice Helpline.

Our team of experienced and knowledgeable advisers and injury solicitors are always available to answer your call and provide you with no-obligation information and expert advice.  Once you are in possession of all the relevant facts about claiming for your Falkirk car accident, it is left up to you to decide if you wish to go ahead and proceed with your whiplash claim.  

Should you decide to go ahead with your claim for your Falkirk car accident, then our team of experienced and professional injury solicitors will handle all aspects of your claim on a no win no fee* basis. Get in touch now on 0800 689 0500.

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