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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury claim in Strathcarron

    Personal Injury Solicitors in Strathcarron

    Injury claim in Strathcarron

    Strathcarron is a hamlet, situated at the head of the sea Loch, Loch Carron, between the rivers, River Carron and River Taodail, in Wester Ross, Scottish Highlands and is in the Highland Council area.  If any of the residents are injured in an accident that was not their fault, they may be able to make an injury claim in Strathcarron.

    A painful neck injury for your injury claim in Strathcarron

    Whiplash is a very painful neck injury that anywhere else in the body we would call a sprain.  It happens when there is a sudden jolt to the head forcing it backwards, forwards or sideways causing damage to the neck muscles, ligaments and tendons.  If this happens to you, and it is not your fault, you may be able to make an injury claim in Strathcarron.

    What creates a whiplash injury claim in Strathcarron?

    There are many ways that whiplash can happen, the most common of which is a rear end shunt in a car.  The other ways may be:

    • Playing a contact sport such as boxing or rugby
    • Falling over and banging your head
    • Falling off your cycle or maybe your horse
    • Your head being hit by a solid or heavy object

    Any of these accidents could cause a whiplash injury claim in Strathcarron.

    The symptoms of whiplash

    The symptoms vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury but you may experience:

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    • Pain in the neck area
    • Lack of mobility and stiffness of the neck
    • Pins and needles in the arms and legs
    • Dizziness
    • Nausea
    • Tiredness
    • Back pain
    • Blurred vision
    • Headaches
    • Depression

    If you are suffering any of these after a jolt to your head, you may have whiplash and be entitled to make an injury claim in Strathcarron.

    How is whiplash diagnosed?

    Initially, probably by your GP.  There are no tests that will show you have whiplash, the doctor has to rely on the details of your symptoms and the fact that you have recently had a sudden jerking to your head.  When he confirms the diagnosis, it may be time to make an injury claim in Strathcarron.

    How long does the condition last?

    Most whiplash cases will clear up themselves over a few weeks but, if it is really severe, it can last much longer and some people never recover from it totally.

    What treatments are used for Whiplash?

    The treatments vary according to the severity of the injury, but generally they would include:

    • Resting the neck
    • Introducing gentle exercise as the pain starts to diminish
    • Using ice packs, although the ice should never be put directly on the skin but should be wrapped in something like a tea towel first
    • Pain killers
    • Neck braces
    • Physiotherapy

    Making an injury claim in Strathcarron

    The easiest and least stressful way for you to make your claim is to contact Accident Advice Helpline.  We have helped many thousands of claimants since we were established over 13 years ago.  Amongst this there have been numerous claims for whiplash that we have ensured received the compensation to which they were entitled.

    On our website, there is a 30-second test which will help you decide if you qualify to make a claim, and if you do what sort of figure you can expect to be awarded. Or call our helpline on 0800 180 4123 to speak to one of our advisors.

    Date Published: 27th September 2013

    Author: David Brown

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