You’ll almost certainly have heard of whiplash before, and there’s a good chance you’ll know someone who has had it – or maybe you’ve even had it yourself? Yet not everyone knows how the condition actually occurs.
As it is one of many different types of personal injury a person could rightfully claim compensation for, here at Accident Advice Helpline we have experts who know all there is to know about how this common ailment occurs.
If you’ve been injured locally and are looking for answers, here’s a brief explanation to the question ‘how do you get whiplash in Havant?’
How do you get whiplash in Havant?
The soft tissues on your neck have a range of motion within which they usually stay. Whiplash refers to the condition caused when these tissues extend beyond this range.
This can occur when a person’s head moves backwards then forwards in an instant, with a lot of force behind the movement.
Strain caused by such fast movement can cause the tendons and ligaments in your neck to stretch and tear. The resulting symptoms – which can include dizziness, pain in the shoulders and even depression – are signs of whiplash.
What causes whiplash?
There are many activities and events that could lead to a person sustaining whiplash.
The most common often include some form of road-related accident, contact sport, a blow to the head or a fall that violently jerks it backwards.
Many of these are accidents caused through the negligence and carelessness of others. In these instances, if the incident occurred within the past three years and you can prove another person was to blame, you may be eligible for compensation.
If you want to ask one of our advisors ‘how do you get whiplash in Havant?’ or you require further information about compensation, call us on 0800 689 0500, or use your mobile on 0333 500 0993.