The sudden jerking of the head backwards, forwards or sideways causes whiplash, the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck get damaged. Anywhere else in the body we would call it a sprain, but this is a sprain with a difference because the consequences can be severe. Although car shunts are the most common cause, contact sports are not an unusual cause either. If someone else causes your whiplash injury, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim, using the services of injury lawyers in Trinity or a national firm like Accident Advice Helpline.
Injury lawyers in Trinity tell you the signs of whiplash
The signs vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, but will leave you in no doubt you have been injured. Some of the symptoms you may experience are:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Tenderness in the neck muscles
- Lower back pain
- Numbness or pins and needles in the arms and hands
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
- Anxiety and depression
If you suffer any of these signs after an accident, you should seek medical attention in case there are any other problems such as broken bones.
Injury lawyers in Trinity tell you how to treat whiplash
With a little care most mild cases of whiplash will clear up on their own over a few weeks. In spite of the pain, you should try to exercise your neck gently each day; this will help to keep it mobile and will help with the recovery. Some people find a firm supportive pillow helps but you should avoid using more than one pillow. Painkillers and ice packs are the most effective for mild whiplash.
Chronic whiplash can take a long time to recover from, not all victims do. In these cases physiotherapy and neck braces might be used to try and relieve the pain.
Making a compensation for whiplash
If you have suffered a whiplash injury and want to make a personal injury compensation claim you should contact Accident Advice Helpline for assistance. Of course you can always select a local firm of injury lawyers in Trinity to help you, however, you will find there are many benefits to Accident Advice Helpline’s service.
We have been helping the blameless victims of accidents receive the compensation they are entitled to for over 13 years and in that time we have ensured that many thousands of claimants have obtained the personal injury compensation to which they were entitled.
Most whiplash compensation claims will be paid out by insurance companies, large organisations with teams whose job it is to keep payouts of any sort as low as possible. Accident Advice Helpline have in house solicitors to fight to get you a fair amount of compensation for your injury and others losses or costs and they will look at every facet of your compensation claim to ensure that this is achieved.
On our website there is a compensation calculator which we call the 30-second test. This will give you some guidance as to the amount you may receive.
Or you can telephone our friendly and professional advisors on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, they will help and assist you all they can if you decide to pursue the claim.
Date Published: 19th November 2013
Author: David Brown