Sadly it is all too easy to sustain a whiplash injury. All it takes is for the muscles or tendons in your neck to over extend or to be jolted violently from side to side or backwards and forwards for them to become damaged. A whiplash injury can occur during a road traffic accident, most commonly during the point of impact, or even during a fall or a slip for example down a flight of stairs. Whiplash can also occur during contact sports such as rugby and boxing. Or if the head sustains a heavy blow, for example if a heavy object falls onto your head, which can often happen within a working environment.
Common symptoms include stiffness and pain in the neck and difficulty moving the head. You may have restricted and limited movement of your neck which can have a severe impact on your ability to drive and complete simple household tasks. It is not unusual to suffer from headaches if one is suffering from whiplash. Pain can often be managed with over the counter painkillers such as Paracetamol and Nurofen. However, if you have been suffering with a condition called whiplash for longer than six months then your condition is now deemed as chronic.
Whiplash is a self limiting medical condition which means that it tends to get better on it’s own. For some people who sustain a whiplash injury the pain in the neck muscles and ligaments can last just a few days or week, but for some unfortunate victims the pain can last for many months. After six months it is advisable that you discuss further pain management with your GP. In addition to altering or increasing your prescription medication they may prescribe a course of physiotherapy or an alternative treatment such as acupuncture.
Accident Advice Helpline help or a firm of injury lawyers in Stirling?
Although we do not have injury lawyers in Stirling working directly for us we are a nationwide firm so we help victims of accidents all over the UK and we can help you too. In some ways you will benefit more from using the services of Accident Advice Helpline rather than those of a local injury lawyers in Stirling.
Accident Advice Helpline will be able to put you in direct contact with an experienced and qualified injury lawyer who has a wealth of experience in handling successful injury claims just like yours. There is no need to worry about the cost as you will only be directed towards injury lawyers who are guaranteed to work on your behalf on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis.
In addition to petitioning for compensation for your injuries and discomfort your injury lawyers will work tirelessly on your behalf to recoup any out of pocket expenses that you may be due. Perhaps you have had to pay for some extra help either around your home or garden, or you have required some extra assistance with childcare since your accident? Well your injury lawyers will make sure that you aren’t out of pocket because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, so call Accident Advice Helpline now to find out more, on 0800 689 0500 or 033 500 0993
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown