Willenhall is a medium sized town in the Black Country area of the West Midlands of England, with a population of approximately 40,000. It is situated between Wolverhampton and Walsall, historically in the county of Staffordshire. It lies upon the River Tame. The town is certainly a bustling place to be with so many people coming and going as they communicate in and out for work. This can sometimes lead to road traffic accidents.
Injury lawyer in Willenhall
Sometimes it doesn’t matter how good a driver you are and how carefully you behave on the roads, if somebody else comes along and acts irresponsibly or is neglectful towards safety it can impact on others too. You can find yourself the innocent victim of a road traffic accident that was in no way your own fault. This is where an injury lawyer in Willenhall from Accident Advice Helpline can help. They can help the innocent accident victims make an accident injury compensation claim and get them the cash compensation that they deserve.
When dealing with injury claims caused by road traffic accidents, a common type of injury the injury lawyer in Willenhall see is injuries to the spine, back and neck.
Whiplash is a very common neck injury in road traffic accidents. It is caused by the motion of the accident moving your head and neck outside its normal range and straining ligaments, muscles and tendons. Because bones are not involved in a whiplash injury, it may be referred to as a soft tissue injury. Spinal injuries may result in severe pain, loss of sensation or movement or in temporary or permanent paralysis. Paralysis involving the lower body is called paraplegia, while paralysis involving the arms and shoulders is called quadriplegia.
Another very common type of injury we see in the road traffic accident aftermath is broken bones. Our bones are so easily broken and a road traffic accident usually results in at least one or two. Broken wrists, arms, ankles, legs and ribs are all common in car accidents. Simple breaks are generally treated with a cast followed by physiotherapy once the cast is removed to regain full range of motion. More serious breaks may require surgery to repair, again followed by physical therapy. If a broken bone pierces the skin, it is known as a compound fracture. In either case, you may be referred to an orthopaedic specialist.
Perhaps you have suffered one of the above injuries or perhaps your road traffic accident left you with completely different injuries. Whatever the case may be, contact the injury lawyer in Willenhall at Accident Advice Helpline and find out what they can do to help you. Call 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 27th October 2013
Author: David Brown