Whiplash can lead to an injury claim in Pewsey
Whiplash in any other part of the body, we would call a sprain. That’s basically what it is. The head gets a sudden jolt, backwards, forwards, or sideways and the ligaments and tendons in the neck are injured. This can often be the cause of a whiplash injury claim in Pewsey.
The effects of whiplash and why you would make an injury claim in Pewsey
The symptoms of whiplash can be mild and recovery take just a few weeks, or very severe and last a very long time. Some people never recover from whiplash totally. The sort of symptoms you may suffer can include:
- Pain in the neck area
- Stiffness to the neck
- Blurred vision
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs
- Pain in the arms and legs
There are no medical tests for whiplash and the doctor will base his diagnosis on the symptoms and the knowledge of your recent accident. Once he has diagnosed the condition, you are able to make an injury claim in Pewsey.
The treatment of whiplash
Treating whiplash depends on the severity but most people will be:
- Given painkillers
- Told to put ice packs around the neck area to reduce any swelling
- May be given a neck brace
- Severe cases often have physiotherapy
The main thing is resting the neck, but you also need to keep it mobile. Gentle exercise will help keep your mobility, build up slowly though otherwise you will hinder your recovery rather than help it.
The cause of whiplash
The most common cause of whiplash is a rear end shunt in a car. If this happens with enough force, the head will be jolted and whiplash sustained. There are other ways though of receiving the same injury, such as:
- Falling from a horse or cycle
- Playing contact sports such as boxing, football or rugby
- Falling over
- Something heavy hitting your head
If any of these, or any other accident, happen to you and you are blameless, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Pewsey.
Making your claim
The easiest way to make a personal injury compensation claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping people for over 13 years get the compensation they were entitled to for their injuries.
Our in-house solicitors are experienced in the field and will ensure that your claim is dealt with quickly and efficiently while maximising the amount you are awarded.
Contact our advisers on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. They are friendly and professional and will give you free legal advice. After discussing your accident and the resulting injuries with them, it is up to you to decide if you want to pursue a personal injury compensation claim. They will put you under no pressure to do so.
Or try our 30-second test online. This will give you a rough idea of the amount you may be awarded.
Date Published: 8th September 2013