Had painful whiplash injuries? Let injury lawyers in Scotscraig help you claim
Whiplash is a common injury that is sustained following a road traffic accident and can affect the driver, passenger or even a pedestrian caught up in the collision.
How are whiplash injuries caused?
Most whiplash injuries are caused by a collision with other road users or a rear end shunt which both have a substantial impact on the neck of the driver or passengers. The sudden and violent movement of the neck forwards, backwards or sideways, out of its normal movement zone, means that the ligaments and tendons in the neck are damaged, resulting in painful injuries.
Whiplash can also be caused by:
- A fall from height
- Tripping and banging you head as you fall
- A violent blow to the head with a heavy object
- Through a sporting related injury from heavy contact sports like boxing or rugby
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
Whiplash symptoms do not usually become apparent until 6-12 hours following an accident. They can include:
- stiffness in the neck muscles
- pain and muscular spasms
- restricted movement of the neck
- pins and needles in the arms and legs
- blurred vision
How is whiplash treated?
Whiplash is usually diagnosed following a history of the patient’s accident, the telling of the symptoms and a physical examination of the neck and head.
The treatment for whiplash is usually rest and painkillers to treat the symptoms of pain and discomfort. A neck brace may be offered as a short term aid to help support the head and neck whilst moving around, but should not be used for prolonged periods as this can affect the mobility of the neck. Physiotherapy may also be offered to quicken recovery and regain functionality and movement of the neck.
Claiming for your whiplash injury using injury lawyers in Scotscraig
If you, or some one you know, have suffered the painful and distressing condition of whiplash through an accident that wasn’t your fault, and which occurred within the last 3 years’, then you are legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using injury lawyers in Scotscraig.
Accident Advice Helpline are a well established and highly reputable team of experienced advisers and legal partners who will process your compensation claim on your behalf on a 100% no win no fee* basis. Their helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call and offer you no obligation free legal advice about using injury lawyers in Scotscraig.
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Date Published: 1st November 2013
Author: David Brown