Injury Lawyers in Silverdale and the Sprain in the Neck
Silverdale is a village in Lancashire. The Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865) regularly holidayed in Silverdale and is said to have written some of her works in Lindeth Tower in the village; the Gaskell Memorial Hall in the centre of the village is named after her.
The people of Lancashire are like the people of all the other counties in the UK, they could sustain a whiplash injury through no fault of their own and need to make a personal injury compensation claim. They may want to use injury lawyers in Silverdale.
Injury Lawyers in Silverdale Say That the Bad Name of Whiplash is Unfair
Whiplash has a bad name, many people think its not a proper injury – just ask them how painful it is if you sprain you knee or arm, then they might understand how painful whiplash is. It is basically a sprain in the neck and can be extremely painful and disabling. If it has happened to you, through no fault of your own, you should make a personal injury claim, using injury lawyers in Silverdale.
The Ways the Sprain Can Happen
Whiplash can happen in many ways, some of the most common being:
- Something heavy or solid hitting your head
- Playing contact sports such as rugby or boxing
- A rear end shunt where the other car hits with such force that your head is jolted forwards, backwards or sideways
- Tripping over and hitting your head
Anything that causes your head to suddenly move out of its normal movement zone will cause whiplash. If any of these things happen to you, through no fault of your own, your may be able to make an injury claim.
The Signs of the Sprain
The sudden jolting of the head causes damage to the tendons and ligaments in the neck, which creates the symptoms of whiplash. These can vary depending on the severity but can include:
- Blurred vision
- Pain and swelling in the neck area
- Stiffness to the neck
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs
There are no medical tests and no medical term for whiplash. The medical practitioner that gives your diagnosis will depend on your symptoms and the knowledge of recent trauma to the neck to make their diagnosis.
The Sprain Might Not Take Too Long to Mend
A mild case of whiplash will mend on its own over a few weeks, but serious cases can take much longer and some people never recover fully. Some victims are left with life long effects such as a weakness in the neck and back.
Accident Advice Helpline Can Help with Your Sprain Claim
Our helpline is open 24/7 on 0800 180 4123 where you will find our friendly advisors. They will discuss your accident and injuries with you, give you free legal advice, and start the claim if you wish to proceed. You will be under no obligation to do so.
Our solicitors are experts in the field of personal injury compensation claims, they will deal with your claim quickly and efficiently to get you the compensation you deserve, while making it as trouble free as possible for you.