If you live in Somerset and are searching the Internet for an injury claim Highbridge solicitor, the likelihood is that you have suffered a personal injury or been diagnosed with a work-related illness. You might have been looking up an accident solicitor online, or by going through injury claim Highbridge lists in your local phone directory. Perhaps you have sustained a whiplash injury in a car accident, as this is one of the most common injuries in such accidents.
So, What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, perhaps backwards and forwards, or sideways, and in a road accident the jolt the car has in a collision will cause these movements. This jolting movement can cause damage to the ligaments and tendons in the neck and symptoms may be mild or more severe, depending on the force of the movement. You might experience a stiff neck and find it painful to move it, or perhaps you get unaccustomed headaches.
These symptoms may take some time to develop and you don’t always realise that you have a problem until perhaps 6 to 12 hours after the accident. It is likely that the symptoms and pain will worsen for some days. You should seek medical treatment and tell your GP about your accident. It may not have been a road accident – you might have slipped and your head could have moved backwards very quickly, or you could have been hit on the head by a heavy object.
Whiplash is not usually a serious complaint, but you can suffer chronic pain if there are complications. You might not be able to work normally and the pain may cause you anxiety and depression, because the “minor” injury you thought you had will not go away. If this is the case you might wish to consider claiming compensation for your personal injury. Usually the symptoms vanish after a month, but in some cases pain is still felt after 6 months or a year.
Your solicitor for an Injury Claim in Highbridge
If you are looking for a solicitor for an accident injury claim in Highbridge, then you need one who has a string of former clients for whom they have won compensation claim cases. Wherever you live, Somerset or elsewhere, if you have had an accident that was no fault of yours and you have sustained a personal injury, perhaps chronic whiplash, or you are now confined to a wheelchair because of your injury, then perhaps you should consider contacting Accident Advice Helpline. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with a team of solicitors all over the UK who specialise in winning compensation claims for clients who have suffered an injury.
Start your claim
There will be an Accident Advice Helpline solicitor near you, and you can start you claim for compensation now. Whatever time it is you can ring our freephone number 0800 689 0500 and tell us about your accident. You can also visit our Accident Advice Helpline website and take the thirty second test, which will give you an estimate of the amount of compensation you could get for your injury. So give us a call and let a solicitor for an injury claim in Highbridge help you win your case.
Date Published: 6th September 2013
Author: David Brown