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    Making an injury claim in Rugeley

    Making an injury claim in Rugeley

    Can I make an injury claim in Rugeley for whiplash?

    If you have ever suffered from whiplash then you will know how painful it can be. If it was caused by an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make an injury claim in Rugeley. Whiplash is often sneered at as a made-up injury but this is just not true.

    What are the common causes of whiplash injury claims in Rugeley?

    Whiplash often happens by:

    • Slipping or tripping over and banging your head
    • Being injured in a contact sport such as boxing or rugby
    • Being knocked on the head by a solid or heavy object

    The most common cause of whiplash is a rear end shunt in a car. This causes the head to suddenly jolt backwards, forwards or sideways damaging the nerves and tendons in the neck area.

    What are the symptoms of whiplash?

    These can be:

    • Blurred vision
    • Dizziness
    • Nausea
    • Lethargy
    • Depression
    • Pain in the neck area
    • Stiffness and lack of movement in the neck area
    • Headaches
    • Back pain
    • Pins and needles or numbness in the arms and legs
    • Muscle spasms

    The symptoms of whiplash are not always immediately apparent and can develop a few days after the accident that caused them, depending on the amount of force that caused the injury.

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    With mild whiplash, the symptoms will start to ease fairly quickly with very little treatment but severe whiplash can last a long time, sometimes years and may mean you are entitled to make an injury claim in Rugeley.

    What is the treatment for whiplash?

    In severe cases, neck braces may be used as well as physiotherapy to help you recover. Although initially, ice packs and painkillers will relieve the pain and swelling. To start with, it is best to rest the neck but as soon as the recovery starts, gentle neck exercise will help to get you mobile again.

    Making your injury claim in Rugeley

    Accident Advice Helpline will help you through the time-consuming and complex process of making your personal injury claim

    Since we were established in 2000, we have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation to which they were entitled and have built ourselves an enviable reputation for providing a high quality service that gives complete customer satisfaction.

    On our website there is a 30-second test, there to give you guidance about the amount of compensation you may be awarded.

    If you prefer to speak to a real person you can call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    We have in-house solicitors who handle these types of cases every day, they have the knowledge and experience you need to ensure your claim reaches its full potential

    Whiplash is a personal injury, just like any other type of injury, and as such deserves compensation.

    Date Published: 12th September 2013

    Author: David Brown

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