Whiplash is one of the most common injuries a personal injury claim in Lincolnshire is made for, simply because it is so easily sustained in an endless number of different ways.
It is actually a sprain in your neck, caused by a sudden jolt or knock to your head that tears or stretches ligaments and tendons, creating the pain of a whiplash injury.
Why whiplash results in a personal injury claim in Lincolnshire
Although whiplash is an injury that is often scoffed at, in reality, it is very painful and disabling, and can cause the victim pain for quite a while. Some sufferers also experience:
- Blurred vision and dizziness
- Pins and needles in the arms and hands that can turn to aches
- Lower back pain
- Lack of mobility
Apart from the pain and stiffness, most of the other symptoms disappear over a few days.
Treating a whiplash injury
For many years, the advice has been to rest, to let the injury heal, but recently that advice has changed. Now the medical profession are saying that a victim should stay as active as possible, as the activity helps the injury to heal. They also advise that although this may be uncomfortable, you cannot make the injury any worse.
Painkillers and icepacks can help, but try to avoid a neck brace as this can create a longer term lack of mobility, which can only delay the recovery from your whiplash injury.
The accidents that can cause victims to make a personal injury claim in Lincolnshire for whiplash
There are an endless number of ways a whiplash injury can happen, it’s an injury that has been around as long as we have, and the accidents that can cause it include:
- Falling from something such as a cycle, motorbike or horse
- Road traffic accidents
- Fairground rides with restraints
- Something heavy hitting your head
- Landing awkwardly from a slip, trip or fall
- Heavy lifting not done correctly
These are just a few of the ways that your tendons or ligaments can be torn or stretched, and if someone else caused it to happen you, a personal injury claim in Lincolnshire is the way to get your compensation.
The simple way to make your personal injury claim
The simplest way to make your personal injury claim is to let Accident Advice Helpline do it for you. We have over 14 years’ experience of making successful claims, and this has allowed us to make the process as quick and efficient as we can, keeping it stress free for the victim.
On our website there is our 30-second test which lets you know if you have a valid claim, and gives you an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
Or you can call our freephone helpline and speak to our friendly advisers who will help you all they can, without putting any pressure on you to make a personal injury compensation claim. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 22nd October 2014