Injury claim in Stoke Gabriel
Stoke Gabriel is a village in Devon. The village is a popular tourist destination in the South Hams and is famous for its millpond and crab fishing (known colloquially as crabbing). It is equidistant from Paignton, Dartmouth and Totnes, and has a population of approximately 1,200. In the summer months, the roads get very busy with all the tourists, and if anyone is involved in an accident that was not their fault, they may be able to make an injury claim in Stoke Gabriel.
An injury claim in Stoke Gabriel may be for Whiplash
Whiplash is often laughed at as a made up injury but this is just not true. If you have ever suffered from whiplash you will know how painful it can be and if it was caused by an accident that was not your fault you may be able to make an injury claim in Stoke Gabriel.
The common causes of whiplash injury claim in Stoke Gabriel
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. However, whiplash often happens as well by:
- Being injured in a contact sport such as boxing or rugby
- Being knocked on the head by a solid or heavy object
- Slipping or tripping over and banging your head
The symptoms of whiplash
The symptoms of whiplash are not always immediately apparent and can start to develop a few hours after the accident that caused them, depending on the amount of force that caused the injury. The effects can include:
- Pain in the neck area
- Stiffness and lack of movement in the neck area
- Back pain
- Pins and needles or numbness in the arms and legs
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
In 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 Stoke Gabriel.
The treatment of whiplash
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. In severe cases neck braces may be used as well as physiotherapy to help you recover.
Making your injury claim in Stoke Gabriel
Accident Advice Helpline will help you through the time consuming and complex process of making your personal injury compensation 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.
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.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123. The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our friendly advisors will give you free confidential advice.
Date Published: 30th September 2013
Author: David Brown