Do you need to make a whiplash injury claim in Market Rasen?
Have you been involved in an accident that has caused a sudden jolt to your head, throwing it backwards, forwards or sideways? Was the accident due to the fault or negligence of some one else? If so, there stands a good chance that you have whiplash and need to make an injury claim in Market Rasen.
What types of accidents can cause a whiplash injury?
Any sort of accident can cause you to suffer from whiplash, but the most common are:
- Another vehicle hitting the back of yours, causing the head to jerk;
- Playing contact sports such as ruby, boxing or martial arts;
- Slipping, tripping or falling and banging your head; and
- Something heavy or solid knocking your head.
Any of these accidents could cause you a whiplash injury and the need to make an injury claim in Market Rasen.
How will you know that you have whiplash?
Whiplash is diagnosed by you relating the fact that you have had your head jolted or knocked, together with details of your symptoms, to the medical practitioner you are discussing it with. There are no tests for whiplash — it is their opinion that will matter.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
The head being jolted damages the muscles and tendons of the neck, so the sorts of symptoms you may have can include:
- Pain to the neck area;
- Stiffness and lack of movement to the neck;
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs;
- Muscle spasms;
- Blurred vision;
- Dizziness; and
You can see from the possible effects of whiplash why you might want to make an injury claim in Market Rasen.
What is the treatment for whiplash?
Most cases of whiplash will clear themselves within a few weeks provided the neck is rested for most of the time, with a little gentle exercise to help relieve the stiffening of the affected area. Ice packs and painkillers will give some relief as well. Ice should never be put directly onto the skin, but should be wrapped in something like a tea towel first.
In more severe cases the symptoms can last much longer, and some people never fully recover. In these cases, a neck brace and physiotherapy may be used.
How do you make a personal injury compensation claim for whiplash?
The way that will cause you least hassle, get the claim sorted efficiently and to its maximum value, is to let Accident Advice Helpline do it for you. We have the expertise and knowledge needed to give a high quality service to our customers, something we are proud of and makes us as successful as we are. We have helped many thousands of claimants to achieve the compensation award they were entitled to in a professional and efficient manner.
Contact our helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our friendly advisors to start your claim.
Date Published: 21st August 2013