For a whiplash injury, you might need an injury attorney in Newark-on-Trent
Whiplash is a very painful and sometimes disabling injury that is most commonly caused in car accidents. However, it can be caused by anything that causes your head to jolt suddenly out of its normal movement zone. If you sustain a whiplash injury in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim using an injury attorney in Newark-on-Trent.
The symptoms of whiplash
The symptoms of whiplash depend on its severity, but at its worst you could experience:
- Neck pains;
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs;
- Blurred vision;
- Lack of mobility in the neck area;
- Tiredness; and
If you have any of these symptoms after an accident, which can take a while to manifest themselves, you should seek medical attention and talk to an injury attorney in Newark-on-Trent about making a personal injury compensation claim.
The treatment of a whiplash injury
The main treatment of whiplash is rest so that the neck can heal. The sufferer may need painkillers and icepacks to relieve the pain, and neck braces are used occasionally, but they can affect mobility so should not be used all the time. Whiplash often gets worse before it gets better; the victim should be guided by the advice of their doctor, as they will know if anything such as physiotherapy is needed.
The long-term effects
Mild whiplash should clear over a few weeks, but severe whiplash can take a very long time and some patients never fully recover. There can be a weakness left in the neck and back areas, and sometimes other conditions such as complex chronic pain disorder can develop because of the whiplash. Your injury attorney in Newark-on-Trent will take account of all this, and a prognosis for your future health, when making your personal injury claim.
Making the claim
To claim personal injury compensation for whiplash or any other personal injury, contact Accident Advice Helpline on our freephone number, 0800 180 4123. You will be able to speak to someone who will understand your problems, an advisor you will find to be friendly and professional. You could also complete our 30-second test online to see if you are eligible to claim and get a rough estimate of how much you can expect to receive.
With over 15 years’ experience of making personal injury compensation claims, we have gained an enormous amount of experience in making claims for whiplash injuries — we know how you will be suffering with your whiplash and we do not want you to be concerned about how to handle you claim, or the costs involved in making the claim.
We operate on a no win no fee* basis and will ensure that along the way we take care of all the problems associated with making a personal injury claim.
Date Published: 18th October 2013
Author: David Brown