Whiplash can be the cause of an injury claim in St Neot
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries in the UK, partly because it can happen in so many ways. Most people associate this type of injury with a car running into the back of another, but any accident that causes your neck to be jolted forwards, backwards, or sideways suddenly can cause whiplash. Other causes could be:
- Contact sports such as boxing or rugby, where a blow to the head occurs
- A slip, trip or fall where you may bang your head
- Being struck on the head by a heavy or solid object
Whatever the cause, if it was not your fault, you may be able to make an injury claim.
Whiplash is painful and will make you want to make an injury claim in St Neot
Whiplash is very painful and the severity of it can vary greatly. The sudden movement causes damage to the ligaments and tendons in the neck. In its mildest form will create:
- Pain in the neck area
- Tenderness in the neck muscles
- Reduced and painful neck mobility
Treating this with ice packs, painkillers and plenty of rest will help the healing process and recovery should take no more than a few weeks. However, in more serious cases you could also experience:
- Lower back pain
- Pain in your hands and arms
- Numbness or pins and needles in your hands and arms
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
- Vertigo – the sensation that you are spinning or moving whilst standing still
- Anxiety or depression
If your case of whiplash is severe, it will probably need medical intervention.
Mild or severe, it you contracted whiplash because of an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in St Neot.
What happens next?
Whiplash symptoms are not always apparent immediately after the accident. They can take a little while to develop and it is nothing unusual for a victim to wait and see how it develops before they make an injury claim. When they are ready to, the sensible ones contact Accident Advice Helpline.
For over 13 years, we have been helping people make their personal injury compensation claims, many thousands of them. Among those claimants, there have been numerous with Whiplash claims.
We have the experience and expertise to ensure your claim is dealt with quickly and efficiently, at the same time checking out every area of your claim to ensure you receive the maximum amount applicable to it.
On our website, there is a 30-second test. If you complete this it will let you know if you have a valid claim and will give you a rough estimate of the amount you may be awarded.
Or you can call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Our friendly and professional advisors will give you all the help and support you need for your injury claim.
Date Published: 20th September 2013
Author: David Brown