Whiplash could be the reason you need injury claim solicitors in Hintlesham
78% of all claims submitted to motor insurance companies last year were for whiplash injuries. This is because it is so easily sustained — usually in a rear-end shunt between two cars, but this is not the only way to get this very painful and disabling injury.
The sudden jolting of your head, which can damage the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck, causes it. Any action that result in the jolt can cause whiplash. It could be:
- Tripping over and banging your head;
- A heavy object knocking your head;
- Falling off a bicycle or horse; or
- Playing contact sports.
These are just a sample of how an accident could cause your neck to be injured, and if that accident has been caused by someone else in the last three years then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. If you find yourself in this situation, our injury solicitors claim in Hintlesham can help you to make a personal injury compensation claim.
The signs of whiplash injuries
The symptoms you suffer will depend on the severity of the damage caused, and whiplash is an injury that should clear on its own over a few weeks. However, if you have chronic whiplash it can take much longer to recover, and some victims never do. At its worst, some of the signs of whiplash you may experience are:
- Pains in the neck;
- Stiffness in the neck;
- Pins and needles or numbness in your limbs;
- Blurred vision;
- Vertigo; and
These symptoms do not normally start until a few hours after the accident. If you are in immediate pain, there could be other problems such as a broken bone, and you should be seeking immediate medical attention for these.
Treating whiplash injuries
When you have sustained this type of injury, rest is needed to allow the soft tissues to heal. Painkillers might be required, and ice packs can be useful as well. Sometimes the doctor will suggest a neck brace for support, but these should not be used for long periods as they can affect the mobility of the neck.
Making a whiplash injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If your whiplash injury was someone else’s fault, you should contact the experts at Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 15 years’ experience of making claims for all types of injuries from all types of accidents, and among the many thousands with which we have successfully assisted have been numerous claims for whiplash injuries.
Our solicitors are experts in this field who will ensure that every aspect of your accident and injuries are examined to maximise the amount of compensation you receive. Our 30-second test can give you an estimate of how much this might be.
Our freephone helpline, which is available 24 hours, seven day by calling us on 0800 689 0500, is where you will find our friendly advisors who will give you no-obligation free legal advice about making a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 6th January 2014
Author: David Brown