The effects of whiplash and your injury claim in Southgate
Whiplash can have numerous effects that can make life difficult for you. Some of the symptoms you may experience are:
- Pain in the neck area;
- Painful arms and legs;
- Pins and needles or tingling sensations in the arms and legs;
- Sleepless nights;
- Stiffness and lack of mobility in neck and back areas;
- Dizziness; and
The way to deal with whiplash for your injury claim in Southgate
Mild cases of whiplash will heal themselves in a few weeks, but more severe cases can take much longer and some victims are left with a permanent weakness. A visit to you GP or local accident and emergency department will make sure that there is nothing more serious, and will let them decide if further treatment is needed. Medical reports can also form an important part of your case for claiming personal injury compensation.
The main thing you need to do for whiplash is rest. The neck needs time to heal, but can become very stiff if there is not some gentle exercise to keep it mobile. It often gets worse before it gets better, so don’t be surprised if after a few days you are in more pain than you were to start with. The complete rest will probably mean you losing time from work, and then loss of earnings will be considered as part of your injury claim in Southgate.
The duration of whiplash
Some unlucky people are left with stiffness in their necks and have less mobility than they used to. Your injury claim in Southgate will be affected by the duration of the whiplash, and if an independent medical report shows that there are likely to be long term consequences then the compensation amount would be increased accordingly.
Making a personal injury compensation claim
To make a personal injury compensation claim for any type of injury, including whiplash, contact Accident Advice Helpline on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500. You will be able to speak to someone who will understand your problems, an advisor you will find to be friendly and professional. Or, you could complete our 30-second test online to see if you are eligible to claim and get a rough estimate of how much you can expect to receive.
With over 15 years’ experience of making personal injury compensation claims, we have gained an enormous amount of experience in making claims for whiplash injuries. We know how you will be suffering with the condition, and we do not want you to be concerned about how to handle you claim or the costs involved in making the claim.
We operate on a no win no fee* basis and will ensure that along the way we take care of all the problems associated with making a personal injury claim. Esther Rantzen recommends us and has been our patron since 2003 — not something such a high-profile consumer champion would do unless she had complete confidence in us.
Date Published: 17th September 2013
Author: David Brown