Myths about whiplash, and injury lawyers in Kinnersley
One of the most common injuries suffered by people after a road accident is whiplash, and it is something you can claim compensation for. Many people, however, don’t actually understand whiplash fully, which can lead them to think that they have it when they don’t, or not to treat it correctly so that it heals as well as it can.
Whiplash is caused by the violent movement of your neck, forwards and backwards or from side to side. This is typical in a road accident and will need to be treated. Here are some of the most common myths about the condition.
Whiplash Injuries Affect Only Your Neck
A whiplash injury can affect your spine and back, as well as your neck. These areas of your body are very important and if damaged can leave you paralysed, so it is critical that you see a doctor as soon as you feel that you have sustained an injury which affects them.
You Can See Whiplash On An X-ray
Although in some cases you will be able to see a whiplash injury on an x-ray, if your xray comes back clear this does not mean that you are not suffering from whiplash.
Your doctor should be able to run a few other tests to find out if you are suffering from whiplash, and a medical assessment will prove this for your compensation claim.
You Need To Keep The Injury Still
Although if you have a spinal or neck injury you are likely to be put into a neck brace immediately, this is only to protect you in case you have a more severe spinal injury.
As soon as whiplash has been diagnosed, it is actually more important that you keep your neck moving so that it can strengthen up and get back to normal. Bed rest and refusing to move the injury will only prolong the symptoms.
Speak To An Injury Lawyer in Kinnersley
If you have sustained whiplash or any form of injury from a road accident which was not your fault then you may want to speak to an injury lawyer in Kinnersley to get compensation.
The best way to claim compensation is to go through an injury lawyer in Kinnersley or a claims company, as they know the law better than you do, and can ease the process for you.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your condition and whether you are entitled to compensation or not. If you decide to proceed then you will be passed onto an injury lawyer in Kinnersley who will work on your behalf, on a 100% no win no fee basis, to get you the compensation you deserve.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, so you can be sure that you are in the best hands.
Date Published: 4th October 2013
Author: David Brown