Sustained a whiplash injury? You need expert injury lawyers in Tavistock
Whiplash is a painful condition that affects the neck muscles, ligaments and tendons, which can become torn and stretched through a violent and sudden jolting of the neck. The neck may become thrown forwards, backwards or sideways resulting in painful and debilitating symptoms. Basically, you have a sprain in the neck.
Symptoms of whiplash injury
There are many symptoms of whiplash, and a few you might experience are:
- Pain across the neck muscles;
- Pins and needles in the arms and legs;
- Muscular spasms;
- Difficulty moving the neck and head;
- Stiffness in the neck;
- Headaches; and
Causes of whiplash injury
Contrary to popular belief, whiplash injury isn’t confined to just road traffic accidents involving rear-end shunts. It may also be caused by:
- Falling from a height;
- Sporting injury involving high contact sports, such as rugby or boxing;
- A violent assault to the head;
- Hitting the head hard with a blunt object, such as a wall;
- Riding accident;
- Cycling accident;
- Motorcycle accident; or
- Slip, trip or fall.
Any sudden jolting movement to the head could cause you a whiplash injury.
Treating a whiplash injury
Whiplash injuries should always be diagnosed by a medical professional. Symptoms of whiplash do not usually appear until 6 to 12 hours after the accident, so immediate pain could indicate a more serious injury to the neck.
Painkillers and rest may be prescribed for mild to moderate pain. Physiotherapy and a neck brace may be offered to aid mobility and increase the function of the muscles and ligaments in the neck to avoid muscle spasm and stiffness.
Claiming for a whiplash injury
If you have suffered a whiplash injury as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last three years, then you may be legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim for whiplash using injury lawyers in Tavistock.
Accident Advice Helpline have a wealth of experience gained over 15 years of processing personal injury compensation claims. We pride ourselves on answering your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to reassure you and offer no-obligation free legal advice about claiming using our injury lawyers in Tavistock.
We are the leading industry experts in processing non-fault accident injury claims. Our dedicated and professional team of injury lawyers in Tavistock will ensure that your claim is handled dependably, reliably, accountably and with integrity throughout the compensation claims process.
Why not give our friendly advisers a call on 0800 689 0500 or go online and take part in our unique 30-second online claims test? You can start your injury claim using our injury lawyers in Tavistock over the phone within minutes!