Whiplash injury? Don’t panic! Call the expert injury lawyers in Tanworth-in-Arden
Whiplash is a common and frequent injury as the result of a road traffic collision involving a rear-end shunt or an accident with multiple vehicle impacts. In fact, whiplash injuries can be particularly painful and cause debilitating consequences for the victim.
Whiplash is caused by the sudden and often violent jerking of the neck and head. This movement may be sideways, forwards or backwards and results in the ligaments and tendons of the neck becoming torn and stretched, causing soft tissue damage and painful movement of the head.
Symptoms of whiplash
There are many symptoms to whiplash, mild cases having fewer of them than severe cases. Symptoms usually do not develop straightaway following an accident. They may take 6 to 12 hours to develop afterwards. Some of the things you may experience are:
- Pain and discomfort across the neck muscles;
- Muscular spasms;
- Blurred vision;
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs;
- Dizziness; and
- Restricted movement of the neck.
Seeking a medical opinion
It is vital that a medical opinion is sought as soon as possible following an injury to the head or neck, firstly to rule out serious injuries to the neck and spine, and secondly to diagnose and treat head injuries.
If you are diagnosed with whiplash, you may be prescribed painkillers and advised to rest as much as possible to allow the soft tissues to settle and heal. Physiotherapy may be offered if symptoms persist and movement of the neck is difficult, to restore function. A neck brace may be offered to support the neck muscles, however this should only be used sparingly as the muscles may become stiff and hinder recovery.
Making your whiplash claim using injury lawyers in Tanworth-in-Arden
Whiplash isn’t only caused by road traffic collisions. It can also be caused by:
- A sudden and violent blow to the head from an assault;
- A sporting injury through boxing or rugby;
- A fall from height;
- A riding accident; or
- A motorbike accident.
Whatever the circumstances of your accident, as long as it wasn’t caused by your fault and occurred within the last three years, you may be legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline’s injury lawyers in Tanworth-in-Arden.
Accident Advice Helpline were established over 15 years ago to provide no-obligation free legal advice and guidance for people who had suffered injuries through accidents that weren’t their fault. Our helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to handle your call and start your claim using our injury lawyers in Tanworth-in-Arden. All you need to do is dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Don’t delay! Go online to see if you can claim using our unique 30-second test, and get an estimate for the amount of compensation you may be entitled to.
Date Published: 13th November 2013
Author: David Brown