Many people who suffer from whiplash injuries in the UK don’t realise that they have a right to claim for compensation and therefore end up missing out on compensation. Compensation plays an important role in the recovery process and is meant to help victims recover their financial losses and gives them access to quality treatment and medication.
If within the past three years you have been in an accident that was another person’s fault and that accident resulted in a whiplash injury, do not hesitate to get in touch with accident Advice helpline to find out how we can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Give us a call now or text “claim365” to 88010 and a member of our team will get in touch with you shortly. How do you get whiplash in North Devon? Read on to find out.
What is whiplash and how do you get whiplash in North Devon?
A whiplash injury is sustained when the head is unexpectedly jolted in any direction, stretching or straining the neck and causing damage to muscles, ligaments, nerve endings and other soft tissue around the neck.
While most whiplash injuries are most commonly associated with road traffic accidents, one can suffer whiplash while playing contact sports such as martial arts, wrestling or rugby, or in a slip, trip and fall accident. Whatever the cause of your whiplash injury, you can rely on our specialist solicitors to fight fearlessly to make sure they achieve the best possible result on your claim.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
No two whiplash injuries are ever the same. Different people are affected in different ways. Sometimes the symptoms of whiplash may not be immediately apparent, and that is why it is so important to seek immediate medical attention following an accident, even if you feel you weren’t seriously injured. Symptoms may gradually become worse for a few days after the accident, but should subside in a short while. In cases of serious injury, symptoms may persist for months or even years.
The most common symptoms of whiplash include:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck
- Swelling or inflammation
- Headaches and dizziness
- Muscle spasms
- Pain in the shoulders and arms sometimes with a tingling sensation in the fingers
- Other symptoms include fatigue, brain fog, memory loss and blurred vision.
Start your whiplash injury compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Our specialist solicitors are waiting to take on your claim on a no win no fee* basis and handle your claim with attention and urgency it deserves. To start the process, 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. Take action today.
Date Published: 11th November 2015
Author: David Brown