If you have suffered a whiplash injury you will know how painful and disabling it can be, but did you also know that if you sustained the whiplash through the fault of someone else, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim in Milton Keynes, to get the compensation you are legally entitled to?
The ways whiplash happens, and causes a personal injury claim in Milton Keynes to be made
Whiplash is an injury many people associate with the rear end shunt of two cars, and it does happen this way often. But there are hundreds of others ways it can happen as well. It can be caused by:
- Something heavy or solid hitting your head
- Falling over and landing awkwardly
- Falling off something such as a cycle or motorbike
- Heavy lifting done incorrectly
- On fairground rides that have restraints
All it needs is something to cause a sudden jolt to you head. This can stretch or tear the ligaments and tendons creating a sprain, which is what whiplash is – a sprain in the neck. Whiplash is a nickname for the condition, and over the centuries it has had many more, at one time being known as railway spine.
Treating your whiplash injury
You will probably need painkillers and icepacks in the first few days of your whiplash, and will feel that you cannot move about much. But keeping active is the key to a quicker recovery, and although it might be uncomfortable, you cannot make the injury any worse.
For many years, neck braces were used in extreme cases, but these tend to be avoided now as they can have a permanent affect on your mobility.
Physiotherapy helps in some cases, it really depends how severe your whiplash injury is.
The majority of whiplash cases are mild and will heal in a few weeks, but chronic whiplash can take much longer, and have more long term effects. Some victims of chronic whiplash are left with a permanent weakness in their neck or back, and others are left with a chronic pain syndrome that stays with them for the rest of their life.
Making your personal injury claim in Milton Keynes
If you think you have good reason to make a personal injury claim, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out for sure. Our expert claims advisers, who you can reach on our freephone helpline, will tell you everything you need to know to make an informed decision about proceeding with a claim, and that choice will be yours alone. The advice they give is free of charge, free of obligation and comes without any pressure at all.
We will not ask you for any money to start your claim, as we work on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis. This also means that you will not have to face hefty legal bills should your claim be lost, ‘no win, no fee*’ takes care of the financing of your claim.