Whiplash is painful, and if sustained in an accident may need an injury claim in Southwell
Whiplash is a range of injuries in the neck usually caused by a sudden shock or distortion of the neck area. It is most commonly associated with rear-end shunts in car accidents but can also be caused in many other ways, such as:
- Being struck on the head by a solid or heavy object;
- Any slip or fall that creates a sudden shock to the head; or
- A sudden blow to the head or neck during contact sports.
If you think you may have whiplash, or any other injury, as the result of an accident that was not your own fault, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Southwell.
The pain of whiplash can be disabling, so you may need to make an injury claim in Southwell
There are several symptoms sufferers can experience, some of which are:
- Pain in the neck area;
- A stiff neck;
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs;
- Pain in the arms and legs;
- Blurred vision; and
The best course of action
The first thing you need to do is rest and let the neck start to heal. Icepacks and painkillers may help with this. After a few days, a little gentle exercise to the neck area can help. It will improve the mobility of the neck, but don’t overdo it or you will cause more problems. Most cases will heal themselves over a few weeks, but in the most severe of cases recovery can take many months or even years. Some victims never fully recover and are left with weakness in the neck and back areas.
Whatever the cause or severity of your whiplash, you may have a case to make an injury claim in Southwell for personal injury compensation.
The specialists can advise you
Accident Advice Helpline are here to handle this situation for you. We are specialists in personal injuries of all kinds, whiplash injuries included. Over the 15 years since we were established, we have helped many thousands of claimants to get the compensation to which they were entitled.
You can contact us on our freephone number 0800 180 4 123 and speak to one of our friendly professional advisors for assistance, or complete our online 30-second test for guidance.
Accident Advice Helpline are so confident we will win your case that we operate on a no win no fee basis. No money is needed to start your claim; we only get paid when your case has been won. You have nothing to lose by giving us a call, and may win plenty.