Had a whiplash injury and need to make an injury claim in Tanworth in Arden?
Whiplash is a common injury following a road traffic accident as a driver, passenger or pedestrian. However, it can also be caused by:
- A sudden blow to the head during contact sports such as boxing or rugby
- Being violently assaulted and hit over the head with a blunt and heavy object
- A slip or fall when the head is jolted backwards suddenly
The symptoms of whiplash usually develop 6-12 hours after the accident and may include:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck
- Reduced and painful neck movements
- Tenderness over the neck muscles
Whiplash causes the ligaments and tendons in the neck to become damaged by the vigorous movement of the neck backwards and forwards or sideways. Tendons are tough and fibrous tissue which connect muscles to bones whilst ligaments are fibrous connective tissue which links two bones together at a joint. Soft tissue injuries are extremely painful and may take longer to heal than a broken or fractured bone.
Seeking medical advice for whiplash
It is important to seek medical advice following an accident that caused sudden or vigorous movement to the neck and head. A doctor will conduct a physical examination to establish the range and type of movement that you are able to do. If the muscles are painful, tender or in spasm then the doctor may recommend anti inflammatory medicines or physiotherapy to alleviate the painful symptoms. Whilst neck braces can offer support to the neck, their long term use is not recommended as they restrict movement and can cause delay in healing. Mobility is important to ensure full function of the muscles is restored as soon as possible.
If further damage is suspected, you may be referred to the hospital for CT scans, MRI scans or x rays to confirm any other conditions.
Your injury claim in Tanworth in Arden
If you have suffered a whiplash injury which was caused as a result of an incident or accident that wasn’t your fault within the last 3 years, then call the Accident Advice Helpline to establish if you are legally entitled to make an injury claim in Tanworth in Arden.
Their sensitive, friendly and helpful advisers have a wealth of experience in handling personal injury compensation claims over the phone and they are well trained to offer you relevant and no obligation advice. It is up to you if you wish to proceed with your injury claim in Tanworth in Arden. If you prefer, take part in their unique 30 second on line test and find out if you can claim for your injury from your own home.
Their legal partners all work on a 100% no win no fee basis, so you don’t have anything to lose by finding out more about your injury claim in Tanworth in Arden today.
Date Published: 27th September 2013
Author: David Brown