Whiplash injury lawyers in Modbury
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries personal injury lawyers in Modbury come across. Whiplash is a common injury which people suffer in car accident. The term whiplash is used to describe hyperflexion or hyperextension of the neck. It is also sometimes described as a cervical strain or sprain.
How whiplash is caused
In a car accident, the impact of the collision with another vehicle will cause your head to be rapidly jolted forwards and backwards. An accident at a slow speed can still cause whiplash.
Due to the neck moving suddenly beyond its normal range of movement, the muscles and ligaments in your neck and sometimes the surrounding area are damaged.
Initially you may not feel the extent of your injuries due to the effect of adrenaline on your body. Usually over the next 12 to 48 hours you may feel your neck begin to stiffen and the muscles may go into spasm.
You will most probably experience pain and tenderness in the neck, shoulder and base of the skull. Other symptoms include swelling, headaches, limited range of motion, sleep disturbances and difficulty in concentrating.
Whiplash can also occur in different types of accidents such as a fall, violent attack or sporting accident.
Whiplash is usually diagnosed by an examination. X-rays only show bone tissue damage, therefore not useful for diagnosing whiplash which is a soft tissue injury.
A doctor will examine your neck range of movement and also physically examine the neck area.
Treatment for whiplash
Initial treatment may include anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medication. In severe cases narcotic pain relief may be prescribed.
You may also be advised by your doctor to alternate application of ice and heat to the neck area.
The longer term treatment may include physiotherapy. This can include acupuncture, ultrasound or electrical muscle stimulation treatments.
Claiming compensation with injury lawyers in Modbury
With the help of Accident Advice Helpline, a leading UK law firm and injury lawyers in Modbury you can claim compensation for your injuries. We are experienced and knowledgeable in handling car accident injury compensation claims. In fact we have been helping innocent victims of accidents for over 10 years.
Injury lawyers in Modbury work on a 100% no win, no fee basis. Most of you claim can be handled simply over the phone. We want the whole process to be as simple and straightforward as possible. Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile and speak to one of our helpful advisers for more information and to get the process started.
Date Published: 13th December 2013
Author: David Brown